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Senate / Tuition Tax Credit #500184

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 15, 1978
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(Studio) Senate vote to exclude private secondary and elementary schools from tuition tax credit bill reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Main issue in Senate debate noted as tuition tax credit to parents of parochial school students; arguments of both sides described. Senator Dan. P. Moynihan's support for parochial schools' include in bill, because Supreme Court hasn't ruled on government aid to those schools, stated. [Senator Ernest HOLLINGS - says Congress's duty is to public schools and is to leave private schools alone.] Passage of Hollings amendment to this effect noted. [MOYNIHAN - recalls President Carter's pledge of aid to parochial schools; comments on Democratic party's broken promises.] President Carter's threatened veto of such bill reported.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell; Unsigned sketches

(Studio) Senator's expected approval of tax credit for college tuition later in evening noted. Earlier House vote on tuition tax credit bill, different from Senator version, reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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