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Carter / Energy Plan / Tax Cut / Inflation #53507

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 20, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's attempts to capitalize on Canal treaty victory in Senator to urge renewed efforts on energy plan reported.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) Carter's energy speech 1 year ago recalled; film shown. President's comments today reported [CARTER - says things haven't changed in last year and calls on Congress to do its duty to Americans] Outcome of House Ways and Means Committee chairperson Al Ullman's talks with President on tax cuts reported; Press Secretary Jody Powell's statements on tax package cited. Carter's meeting on inflation with business leaders noted. [President adviser Robert STRAUSS - wants to get inflation situation turned in right direction; thinks that if that's done, events will move on own with continued national restraints.] Comments on President's request for vol. business cooperation by General Motors Corporation chairperson Thomas Murphy stated.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Report on beginning of postal workers' negotiations for new contract; Robert Strauss' jawboning efforts with union noted. [American Postal Workers Union president Emmet ANDREWS - says Carter's presence is with negotiators and that postal workers won t accept penalties for irresponsibility of other segments of American economy] Outlook for Carter's vol. restraint policy in anti-inflation program, if Postal Service doesn't fight to hold down wages and, consequently, postal rates, given.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

Cordtz, Dan;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jarriel, Tom

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