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Energy Filibuster #490970

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 02, 1977
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(Studio) Senator enters 3rd week of debates on natural gas pricing and still tied in filibuster. Senator Howard Metzenbaum and James Abourezk vow to continue filibuster. Reports on possible White House compromise.
REPORTER: Gerald Harrington

(Capitol) President Carter doesn't want to publicly abandon the 2 Senators filibustering on natural gas pricing; appears those in favor of lifting price controls have enough votes to win in Senate House has voted to continue price controls. Energy Secretary Schlesinger says President may have to rely on House/ Senator compromise bill, he'd be willing to sign. [SCHLESINGER - believes such a bill would be in best interests of country.] Senator Henry Jackson, on "Meet the Press" says House will reject uncontrolled prices regardless of Senators' action. [JACKSON - the forum where this decision will be made will be in conference between House and Senator] Opponents of price-controls still seeking enough Senator support to minimize necessity of relying on House Education Kennedy to hold special hearings with Ralph Nader and other consumer advocates with regard to product of natural gas.
REPORTER: John Cochran

Cochran, John;
Harrington, Gerald

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