NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 07, 1977
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(Studio) March wholesale price figs. noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Details with regard to figs. noted and effect on President Carter's anti-inflation plan cited. Plan has been delayed; 1 reason is lack of cooperation from AFL-CIO president George Meany.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine
(Studio) Opponents of tax rebate say their case strengthened, but Carter says he still wants it and won't trade votes to get.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) [CARTER - isn't inclined to trade approval of water projects for congress approval of rebate.] Senator Republicans behind leader Howard Baker in opposition, so vote must be from Democrats Budget Committee chairperson Edmund Muskie calls for approval of rebate; there's some speculation some water projects may be saved in review. Efforts of Robert Byrd and Alan Cranston to get rebate support noted. Byrd says loss here could mean trouble with later bills.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin