NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 04, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia: DC: Ken Bode) Democratic House of Representative mbrs., who are going to private resort this wkend., reported talking about the pay raise issue after Senator defeated proposed pay hike; scenes shown from train and from resort retreat. [Representative Tony COELHO - says House will vote on issue.] Issue of whether or not Congressmen should vote on own pay raise noted. [Representative Henry WAXMAN - says Congressmen should not vote on hike.] Support of both presidents Reagan and Bush for pay raise recommended by commission noted. [Representative Steny HOYER - discusses political ramifications of Congressmen or wives appearing to support pay raise.] Representative Jim Wright's plan explained; details given of options open to House and Senator