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Energy Plan / House Action #49404

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 09, 1977
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(Studio) Parts of President Carter's energy plan voted on by congress cmtes.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) House Ways and Means Committee waters down Carter's proposed tax on big cars and rejects totally standby gas tax. Gas guzzler tax plan proposed by Carter and by House committee compared. Tax rebate for buying small cars killed. [Chairperson House Ways and Means Committee Al ULLMAN - believes committee 's proposals sound; hopes administration agrees.] Gas tax dead. [ULLMAN - agrees that committee vote likely killed gas tax.] Another House subcommittee votes against President Carter's wishes to deregulate price of natural gas.
REPORTER: Vic Ratner

(DC) Press Secretary Jody Powell says President still believes in original energy proposals. Top aide to energy head James Schlesinger takes more pessimistic view about Carter's energy defeats; details.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Howard K. Smith to discuss President' troubles with Congress later in broadcast.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Donaldson, Sam;
Ratner, Vic;
Reasoner, Harry

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