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Economy: Bush / Staff Appointments / Congress #579164

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 05, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) President Bush's announcement of staff appointments featured; scenes shown. Appointment of Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher, pollster Robert Teeter and former Nixon White House employee Frederic Malek to top reelection campaign jobs; naming of Transportation Secretary Samuel Skinner as replacement for John Sununu as White House Chief of Staff reported. [BUSH - talks about economy.] Bush reported ordering the acceleration of government spending on farm loans, waste treatment plants and airport construction. [Conservative activist Richard VIGUERIE - comments on Bush's problem with conservative voters.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Andrea Mitchell) Bickering between Congress and Bush's staff over what to do about the economy featured; scenes shown. [Representatives Dan ROSTENKOWSKI, J.J. PICKLE, Thomas DOWNEY, Robert MATSUI; Treasury Secretary Nicholas BRADY; on November 26, 1991, BUSH; OMB director Richard DARMAN - comment on proposed Republican tax cut package.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Mitchell, Andrea

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