NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 31, 1981
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REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) House Democrats' maneuvers to restore Social Security minimum benefits to fed. budget examined; House television tape shown. [Representatives John ROUSSELOT, William RATCHFORD - debate issue.] Final House vote to restore minimum benefits detailed on screen; Senator approval later of budget cuts bill and probable fate of Social Security benefits cut legislature noted.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson
(DC) House Aging Committee hearing on impact of possible elimination of Soc. Sec. minimum benefits examined. Chairperson Claude Pepper mentioned. [Sister Mary AUGUSTINE, Mrs. Esther MONNETT - note consequences if their checks are cut.] [Representative Ron WYDEN - explains reason for hearing.] [Representatives Matthew RINALDO, Tom LANTOS - debate issue.] Democrats' perception of President Reagan's initial plan to eliminate minimum Social Security payments noted.
REPORTER: John Dancy
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