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Ford Veto / Jobs Bill / Reaction #487119

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 19, 1976
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(Studio) House votes to set aside President Ford's veto of $6 billion public jobs bill, but Senator fails by 3 votes to override President
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Representative Gary Brown urges colleagues to uphold veto. Representative John Rousselot says lying to Americans in saying bill will deliver 600,000 jobs. Representative Claude Pepper says better to pay those on dole to work. Vote is 319-98; 56 Republicans deserted Ford. [Representative James WRIGHT - says American worker doesn't want relief but employment check.] Senator votes 63-35 to sustain Ford veto; 13 Republicans deserted President All House members up for reelection; only 1/3 Senator is; those voting against Ford want support of constituents.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine Artist: Betty Wells

(Studio) Report on labor reaction.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Miami, Florida) [Chief AFL-CIO congress lobbyist Andrew MILLER - says vote deplorable. 600,000 deprived of jobs; people suffer.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Ford calls Senate vote commendable.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Levine, Irving R.

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