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Carter / Labor and Tax Reform Bill Problems #54401

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 22, 1978
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(New York City Studio) Setback dealt President Carter's labor reform efforts by Senate noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC Studio) Details of labor reform bill and support of it by organized labor and President Carter given. Opponents' filibuster against bill reported; final attempt to get cloture vote comes today.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Vice President Mondale's speech to national labor union convention mentioned. [MONDALE - notes fight going on in Senate and close vote coming up. Says he'll be presiding officer.] Senate failure to give cloture vote and Majority Leader Robert Byrd's approved request that bill be sent back to committee noted. [Senator Jesse HELMS - calls this Proposition 14 and says people won.] [Senator Orrin HATCH - thinks small business has been vindicated.] Lobbying efforts by organized labor and by small business describe [US Chamber of Commerce president Richard LESHER - says news about labor reform bill is best news from DC for consumer in 10 years] [Majority Leader BYRD - notes bill isn't dead and is in committee alive and kicking.] Outlook for bill given.
REPORTER: Don Farmer Artist: Freda Reiter.

(Studio) Admin.'s troubles in House with tax reform and tax reduction bill in committee outlined. Statements about situation by White House and committee chairperson Al Ullman given.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry

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