NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 05, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford calls congress leaders in to suggest ways Federal Elections Commission (FEC) can be saved. Supreme Court ruled that Ford, not Congress, must pick FEC's members
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Supreme Court gave Federal Election Commission critics chance to shut down Federal Election Commission or limit its powers. Democratic national committee pressures Democratic Congress to see there's no interrupted flow of federal money to candidates. Senators Scott and Edward Kennedy introduced legislature to keep commission alive and then introduced bill to keep funds flowing to candidate, not from commission [Representative Wayne HAYS - opposed to giving any commission power to make laws.] [Common Cause John GARDNER - says Hays never wanted Federal Election Commission or campaign law. He'll try to gut commission] One argument against commission is that it's another bureaucracy.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin
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