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Economy: Budget #572194

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 08, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Deadline tonight for Congress' budget deficit reduction plan reported; threat of further government shutdowns noted. Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Andrea Mitchell) Senate efforts to pass House budget examined; proposal outlined on screen. [Senator Phil GRAMM - comments.] House debate detailed. [Representatives Newt GINGRICH, Thomas FOLEY, Jake PICKLE, Silvio CONTE, Richard GEPHARDT - debate.] [Senators Robert DOLE, Pete DOMENICI - support package.] Fear that President Bush will not sign emergency spending bill noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) Bush's strategy in budget negotiations examined; Bush reported acknowledging shortage of government funds by driving instead of flying back from Camp David and by canceling reception for new Supreme Court Justice David Souter; scenes shown of traffic jam and Souter's White House swearing-in ceremony. [Senator Jim SASSER, on "Meet The Press", FOLEY - complain about Bush's low profile.] [At January 1989 inaugural address, BUSH - talks about budget.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Capitol Hill: Andrea Mitchell; White House: John Cochran) Further analysis given of politics surrounding negotiations.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Hager) American opinion of budget negotiations reported; scenes shown from closed national parks. [Tourists Nancy LICHTENTOWER, Bill SWEARS, Junior, Bill SWEARS, Senior, Brooks PETERSON - comment.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interest on national debt by 1993 cited.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Hager, Robert;
Mitchell, Andrea

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