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Washington, DC Rep. In Congress / Senate Debate #500294

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 22, 1978
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(Studio) Senator debate on full voting representative in Congress for Washington, DC reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Positions of opponent Senator James McClure and proponent Senator Edward Kennedy stated. DC's history in gaining voting rights for residents outlined. Percentage of black residents in city, bringing civil rights leaders like Reverend Martin Luther King, Senior, to lobby for amendment, noted. Opposition of energy and agriculture lobbyists reported [KENNEDY - says basic issue is that people have right to vote for their congress representatives] Is stated that amendment, if passed by Congress, must then be approved by 38 state legislature
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

Mitchell, Andrea;
Savitch, Jessica

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