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(Studio) President Carter's energy program seemed in fair shape going into Senator from House, but is now torn apart.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(DC) Senator Finance Committee votes down crude oil tax; full Senator still debates control of natural gas prices. President Carter speaks out on events with regard to energy plan in Senate
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Carter speaks to meeting of International Monetary Fund; tells delegates Congress must enact strong, effective energy measures. Later, in talking to press, President says he believes committee 's wellhead tax vote can be reversed; also talks about Senator move to deregulate natural gas. [CARTER - notes price increase created by his plan would give producers strong incentive for exploration and development Says it's time for public interest to prevail over special interest lobbyists. Appreciates leadership being provided by Senator Robert Byrd in matter; calls on Senator to act responsibly and reject special interest attacks on energy plan.] President tries to save energy program from Senator and also to save self from further defeats, in wake of Bert Lance affair.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Reynolds, Frank;
- Walters, Barbara
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