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Energy Plan / Senate Natural Gas Deregulation Issue #491108

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 03, 1977
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(Studio) Senator filibuster by opponents of natural gas price deregulation seems just about over. Senators James Abourezk and Howard Metzenbaum call it off after Carter administration takes sides against them.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Details of steps taken by Senate leadership to end filibuster noted; remarks by majority leader Robert Byrd, Vice President Mondale, and Senators Russell Long and Abourezk cited. abourezk says President Carter is one who put stop to filibuster. [ABOUREZK - had been led to believe administration would support filibuster. Notes history shows all govts. lie, but never thought President Carter would do so.] Earlier report, with regard to Pres's. concern that filibuster would prevent any natural gas bill from being passed, noted; so Carter let Senate leaders know he'd rather have deregulation bill passed than

Chancellor, John

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