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Canal Treaty Developments #52995

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 14, 1978
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(Studio) Declaration of 4 more Senators with regard to positions on Canal treaty reported Carter administration remarks on events being to administration advantage and some Senators.e' questioning of administration pressures noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) ABC News poll of Senators' positions on treaty stated. Is noted that former supporter Robert Packwood is now reconsidering. Audio tape played. [PACKWOOD - is disgusted by reports of deals being made in return for pro-treaty votes. Would like to think White House occupant still President, not emcee on "Let's Make a Deal."] Senator Paul Laxalt's description of 2 recent White House actions noted; actions involve emergency farm bill favored by Senator Talmadge and copper purchase from Arizona favored by Senator DeConcini. Admin. lobbyists from Depts. of Defense and State and from White House continue efforts in Capitol. Speculation that only 5 Senators, Paul Hatfield, Brooks, Zorinsky, Ford and Packwood, are really undecided noted.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Reynolds, Frank

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