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Welfare Reform / Summit / Kassebaum Interview #602618

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 28, 1995
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Tom Pettit) A marathon partisan conference on welfare reform examined; details given of the different views on the problem held by the federal government and the states; statistics on the cost of welfare cited. [President CLINTON - calls welfare the most pressing social problem.] [New Jersey Governor Christine Todd WHITMAN, National Heritage Foundation Robert RECTOR, welfare recipient Linda RAY - offers views on welfare.] The areas of agreement on what is most needed in welfare reform outlined. [Representative Clay SHAW - says the system needs to be changed.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Interview held with Republican Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum about welfare. [KASSEBAUM - points out there is a gap on the flexibility to be allowed for the states; outlines the factors indicating the need for change in the welfare system; wants the federal government to remove itself and let the states handle welfare.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Tomorrow's topics on "Meet the Press" outlined.

Pettit, Tom;
Williams, Brian

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