NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 01, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Ken Bode) Controversial pay raise for Congress and federal empls. discussed. [Senators Ted STEVENS, Charles GRASSLEY - comment on issue.] Representatives Jim Wright and Robert Michel reported not allowing new business into House of Representatives so that vote on issue could not occur. [Radio broadcaster Roy FOX - demands vote on issue.] [Comedian Jay LENO - jokes with regard to issue.] Constituents reported angry that Congress is refusing to vote on matter. Wright reported circulating opinion survey among Representatives [Representative Vic FAZIO - comments on situation.] Ethics reform legislature that will be passed along with pay raise outlined on screen.