ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 12, 1979
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(Studio) House and Senator inability to agree on appropriations bill during last 2 wks. recalled; government payroll noted tied to legislature containing abortion segment. Details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Pts. agreed to by House and Senator with regard to congress pay raises and abortion listed on screen. House television tape shown [Representatives Jim WRIGHT - notes consequences if legislature not agreed to today.] [Representative Robert DORNAN - says he doesn't care about 2 million paychecks being withheld.] House speaker's gavelling through of legislature and Senator Robert Byrd's urging for passage noted; Howard Baker, Lowell Weicker quoted Senate vote given. Amendment proposed by Weicker outlined.
REPORTER: Brit Hume Artist: Freda Reiter
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