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America Close Up (Politics: Senate Pork) #592639

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 05, 1993
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Lisa Myers) Government spending, the opposition of Senators to it and pork barrel legislation featured; cases of five Senators, Bob Krueger, Ted Stevens, Barbara Boxer, Ernest Hollings, Alfonse D'Amato, cited as examples calling for general cuts while pushing for funds for their constituencies. [KRUEGER, former Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - offer differing opinions on the necessity of F-16 fighter planes.] Stevens' opposition to spending while garnering projects for his state detailed. [American Physical Society Robert PARK - calls project gotten for his state by Stevens "wacky."] [BOXER - defends keeping open her state's bases.] [Defense analyst Jacques GANSLER - responds to Boxer.] [In Senate, HOLLINGS - complains about waste.] [Heritage Foundation Scott HODGE - comments on the taxpayers dollars spent on an historical home in Hollings' state.] [D'AMATO - defends fighting for his state.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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