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House / Retirement Age Bill #50446

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 23, 1977
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(Studio) House votes to raise mandatory retirement age to 70.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Vote in House is 1-sided in favor of bill; same expected in Senate Could have major impact on American life, especially for those scheduled to retire at 65.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) For workers at private companies, like hotel employee Frank M. Gogal, bill raises retirement age to 70; for government employees, like those at Commerce Department, it eliminates mandatory retirement altogether; possible exceptions to bill noted. Leading sponsor of legislature is 77-yr.-old Representative Claude pepper. [PEPPER - says now age will be eliminated as cause of discrimination, as were race and sex.] REPORTER: Brit Hume

Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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