NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 24, 1977
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(Studio) House Ways and Means Committee approves tax on gas guzzlers.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) White House lobbyists convince committee to implement tax with 1979 models, despite pressure from auto mfrs.' lobbyists. Chairperson Al Ullman says White House lobbyists have recently improved tactics. [ULLMAN - says White House is doing better job.] Representative William Brodhead, from Detroit, says White House shouldn't be proud of killing off big cars. [BRODHEAD - thinks tax is punitive.] President's workers say they expect bill to be tougher after going through House and Senator In Senate, it must pass through Russell Long's Finance Committee
REPORTER: John Cochran
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