ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 29, 1976
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(Studio) House votes 381-3 to reprimand Florida Representative Robert Sikes.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Sikes is 1st Congman. punished since Adam Clayton Powell. [Chairperson Ethics Committee Representative John FLYNT - says reprimand not an easy punishment. Sikes didn't defense self on House floor. [SIKES - says he was disapptd. in decision. Blames Common Cause and others for blowing affair out of proportion.] Efforts to strip Sikes of chrmship. expected in January
REPORTER: Vic Ratner
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