NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 25, 1979
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(Studio) House reported passing emergency legislature aimed at helping poor with heating bills this winter; Senator said approving plan for windfall profits tax on oil companies Details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) House debate on emergency assistance legislature featured; House television tape shown. [Representatives GIAIMO, Parren MITCHELL - exchange comments.] Final vote reported Windfall profits tax approved by Senator Fin. Committee said less than half requested by President Carter.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson
(New Brunswick, New Jersey) Carter's response to Senate committee 's action quoted. [CARTER - comments on possible action if Congress doesn't act satisfactorily.] Possible implications of President's remarks considered. [CARTER - addresses New Jersey conference with regard to energy.] Carter's difficulty in forging ntl. energy plan cited.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff