NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 26, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter's energy plan items with regard to taxes on gasoline, gas guzzlers and crude oil have been ousted by votes in House, Senator and in Senate Finance Committee
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Details of defeat of crude oil tax in Senate Finance Committee noted. [Senator William ROTH - thinks energy program has lost support because public begins to see it as tax increase, not energy plan.] To win in Senate, administration needs same strong type of leadership it got in House; so far, it hasn't come through in Senate
REPORTER: John Cochran
(DC) At White House, President speaks out on issue of natural gas price controls being debated in Senate; details noted. [CARTER - notes energy plan's price for natural gas would allow producers to develop resources and that it is enough. Says lobbying by natural gas and oil inds. show how special interests try to block enactment of entire energy program.] President praises House for resisting pressure from oil and gas inds. White House aides deny that preoccupation with Bert Lance affair has kept Carter from giving attention to energy plan; say public appeal from President is because only way plan will be passed is if people want it.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff