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Budget / Government Shutdown #604179

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 30, 1995
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(White House: John Palmer) The second day of budget negotiations at the White House featured; scenes shown from the meeting of President Clinton, Representative Newt Gingrich and Senator Bob Dole. [CLINTON, GINGRICH - comment.] The five main issue on the budget agenda, especially Medicaid, listed. [On the House floor, Representative Richard GEPHARDT - comments.] The basic disagreement between the president and the Republicans over the role of the government reiterated.

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(New York: Odetta Rogers-Clarke) The impact of the government shutdown featured; scenes shown from Philadelphia, where the Liberty Bell was reopened with private funds and from across the country. [Philadelphia visitor Jose CALDERON; at the Riverside National Cemetery, California, Flora BERMUDEZ, Catherine CONROY; Montgomery, Alabama, Veterans Administration patient James KNOX; Cincinnati, Ohio, Veterans Administration nurse Susan LUNDRIGAN; New Jersey bank loan officer Charles MARAZITI - criticize the government and hope for a resolution that will allow a resumption of services.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Discussion of the budget battle on tomorrow's "Meet the Press" noted.

Palmer, John;
Rogers-Clarke, Odetta;
Vargas, Elizabeth

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