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Government Reorganization #47517

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 04, 1977
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(Studio) Speed with which Carter emergency energy plan went through Congress noted. Senator votes to reorg. self some; Carter also has plans for streamlining government
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Today Carter asks Congress for authority to reorg. government [CARTER - says reorg. authority given to each President from FDR through Nixon. Notes plans to work with Congress] Details of requested authority noted; reporter says For. Claims Settlement Cmsn., Marine Mammal Commission and National Peanut Advisory Committee should watch out.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Texas Representative Jack Brooks, chairperson of House Govt. Operations Committee,says Congress should have more than veto power with regard to reorg., and lack of it would sabotage Constitution. [BROOKS - says government just getting back balance of power between legislature and executive branches after authority Nixon assumed and he wants to maintain balance.] Congress leaders want specifics with regard to reorg. before giving authority Carter seeks.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Donaldson, Sam;
Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry

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