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Lance Interview #494296

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 29, 1977
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(Studio) Interview with OMB director Bert Lance, with regard to Congress spending. Anchor notes Congress appropriations, in military construction bill and HEW; asks what administration will do with programs it doesn't want.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [LANCE - cites use of budgetary restraints as method of dealing with problem; believes it will please public.]

(Studio) Anchor notes many programs have to be funded next year as well.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [LANCE - says some will have to be funded next year and will be dealt with with regard to 1978 figs. Hopes that by 1979 other changes to bring efficiency will take place.]

(Studio) Anchor asks if budget can be balanced by 1981.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [LANCE - says yes; notes programs and results that must be considered.]

(Studio) Anchor notes Congress claims that budget cuts made without consulting Congress; asks if it was and is true.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [LANCE - believes communication has been good and areas where there's been lack of it have been publicized and others haven't.]

(Studio) Anchor asks if Carter will use veto on budget bills.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [LANCE - thinks Carter will use powers he has to make beliefs into reality.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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