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Congress / Pay Raise #567222

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 07, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Ken Bode) President George Bush reported planning to sign resolution that defeated pay raise for Congress and high-ranking federal officials; Representative Jim Wright mentioned. [Representatives Tony COELHO, Dan ROSTENKOWSKI, Arthur RAVENAL - argue re: raise issue.] Representative Claude Pepper noted not voting for raise. Some Representatives reported calling for Representative Thomas Foley to replace Wright as House speaker [Senator Robert DOLE - comments on future of honoraria.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Repercussions of failed pay raise featured; details given, scenes shown. [Federal judge Elizabeth KOVAKOVICH - says she has been treated unfairly.] [Judge Leon HIGGINBOTHAM - says he needed money.] [Dr. Mark LITMAN -explains why he left government; says AIDS research will suffer due to brain drain.] [IRS spokesperson Theodore TEDESCO - comments on loss of accountants.] If raise had passed vote, Mississippi federal judge Walter Nixon noted would have receive raise even though he is in jail on perjury conviction. [DOLE - comments on low pay of gens.] Congress strategy discussed.

Bode, Ken;
Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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