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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 22, 1976
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(Studio) House overrides President Ford's veto of $4 billion public works bill. Veto giving Congress say over closing of military bases was upheld.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Majority leader Representative Thomas "Tip" O'Neill says jobs bill crucial in maintaining economy recovery. Representative John Rhodes calls bill cruel hoax. 57 Republicans voted for 310-96 override. [O'NEILL - says House is voting the peoples' will.] Senator fails to override president veto of bill giving Congress say with regard to closing of military bases. [Senator George McGOVERN - says Democratic party adopted platform for reduced military spending. Democrats should cooperate with Ford if they're sincere about platform.]
REPORTER: Charles Quinn Artist: Betty Wells

(Studio) President Ford comments on votes.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [FORD - says some in Congress want to turn rest of legislature session into pol. test of wills. Partisanship shouldn't be placed ahead of public service. People expect political differences and full measure of public service.)
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Democrat and Republican arguments with regard to jobs bill noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Quinn, Charles

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