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Califano / Cong. Contempt Issue #500212

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 16, 1978
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(Studio) House committee chgs. of contempt of Congress against Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano for refusal to release information on drug companies reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Committee's request and later subpoena of information from Califano in probe of drug company labelling and pricing practices outlined. [Representative John MOSS - asks if Califano still refuses to release info.] [CALIFANO - feels he has no choice but to follow opinion of Attorney General Griffin Bell and therefore cannot release info.] [MOSS - states opinion that Secretary is in contempt of committee and House] Califano's work for this committee as private attorney reported [MOSS - says Attorney General seems to try to block Congress each time he can.] Contempt citation vote noted.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

Brinkley, David;
Mitchell, Andrea

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