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NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 02, 1976
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(Studio) House Ethics Committee says Representative Robert Sikes used his Congress power to promote his personal wealth.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Sikes heads subcommittee that decides how much money military gets for overseas bases.
REPORTER: James Polk

(Florida) Mil. picks $650 million each year in Sikes home district in Florida panhandle.
REPORTER: James Polk (WALA-TV film shown)

(DC) Eglin Air Force Base shown. Ethics Committee finds Sikes guilty of misconduct. Offenses related. Committee votes 8-1 in asking House to reprimand Sikes. Critics will try to unseat Sikes as head of military subcommittee
REPORTER: James Polk

Brinkley, David;
Polk, James

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