ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 23, 1977
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(Studio) Though Carter says White House-Congress relations good, many Senators and Representatives angry with regard to proposal to cut out some waterworks projects. Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus goes to Capitol today to talk with Democrats with regard to issue.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Conflict comes into open in Andrus' testimony to House Interior Committee; some representatives question president power to refuse to use money even if Congress says to do so. [Representative Morris UDALL - notes impoundments by Nixon. Says Congress wants to know Carter procedure.] [ANDRUS - says administration won't use impoundment of funds and issue won't be closed and secret.] [Representative Abraham KAZEN - notes law preventing President from impounding funds.] Final results of conflict not clear at present.
REPORTER: Don Farmer
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