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Legislative vs Executive / Impounded Funds #468974

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 05, 1973
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(Studio) Roy Ash Nixon's choice for head Office Management and Budget. Job doesn't require Senator confirmation. Ash controversial. Was head Litton Industries, company with large cost overruns for defense contracts. Senator votes 64-17 to make Ash's job subject to Senator confirmation.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Senator Sam ERVIN - says is absurd for Senator to confirm so many petty positions and yet not have say in appointment very powerful OMB head and his deputy.] [Senator Richard SCHWEIKER - says issue basic to Constitution. Congress can't act on budget without access to top budget men.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) If bill passes House it will be vetoed by Nixon. Then House must override veto. White House today says will withhold $9 billion appropriated by Congress $6 billion earlier withheld which was appropriated to stop water pollution. Treasury Secretary George Shultz tells House Nixon will impound funds whenever he feels it is appropriate.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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