NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 29, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan reported suggesting budget freeze proposal.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Proposed budget freezes examined; details outlined on screen. [Senator Charles GRASSLEY - doesn't think measures are drastic enough.] [Senator Ernest HOLLINGS - accuses President of using freeze as cover-up.] President's meeting with Congress leaders to discuss budget proposals, include argument between Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, Senator Robert Dole and Representative Robert Michel, described. [MICHEL - thinks defense budget will have to be reassessed if entire program is to be approved.] Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes said indicating Reagan will send proposals to Capitol Hill as single package to force one vote. [Representative James WRIGHT - opposes single package approach; recall 1981 experience with same concept.] [DOLE - anticipates Congress battle.]
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell
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