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(Studio) President Carter's announcement of plans to veto military authorization bill, especially because of his opposition to additional nuclear aircraft carrier provided for in bill, reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) [CARTER - states reasons for veto.] Congress cut in funds to bolster NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) defense in order to make funds for aircraft carrier noted. [Reporter Judy WOODRUFF - asks if Carter's veto is sign that he'll get tougher with Congress now.] [CARTER - says this isn't factor involved in decision.] President's indication that he might veto other bills stated; these listed. [CARTER - discusses President's power of veto under Constitution.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Studio) Senator Armed Services Committee chairperson John Stennis' reaction to veto decision reported, along with those of other Democrats and prediction of GOP reactions by House Republican leader John Rhodes. Carter's statement about tax bill passed by House noted. Treasury Secretary Michael Blumenthal's statements and expressed hope that Senator will modify tax cut bill mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Reynolds, Frank
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