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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 05, 1971
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(Studio) Washington, DC citizens complain they are victims of congress seniority system.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(DC) Congress, which runs DC, authorizes freeways and subways to relieve commuter congestion, but holds up funds due to dispute. Chairperson House committee controlling Washington, DC money, Representative William Natcher refuses interview; opposes freeways and subways. [Representative Silvio CONTE - says Natcher holding up metro system.] [Representative Gerald FORD - says Natcher thinks metro needs good hwy. system; honest in view.] [Representative John ANDERSON - says Congress indifferent to DC.] White House pressure to defeat Natcher.

Duke, Paul;
Utley, Garrick

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