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Cong. Reform / Details #488806

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 22, 1976
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(Studio) House leaders consider reform plans to avoid scandals such as 1 involving Representative Wayne Hays and Elizabeth Ray.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Task force recommends 13-point proposal to simplify House accounting and prevent abuse by members Proposal incls.: elimination of $1140 postal allowance, elimination of mbrs.' rights to keep leftover funds from stationery account, reduction of mileage allowance from 20 to 15› per mi., and requirement for members to publish expense account and payroll records each 3 mos. Tack force wants Speaker House to appointed all Democrat mbrs. of House Admin. Committee [Unidentified SPKR. - notes benefits of reform plan.] Thomas"Tip" O'Neill likely to be next speaker If report passes Democrat caucus, reforms will be implemented.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Ellerbee, Linda
Duration:
00:02:10

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