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Yugoslavia / Kosovo Crisis / NATO Attack On Serbia / US Funds #629632

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 11, 1999
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The latest developments in the war in Yugoslavia introduced.

(White House: David Bloom) The spending battle in the United States over funding the war in Kosovo featured; details given of the debate about payment for the Kosovo conflict between President Clinton and Congress and of attempts to get money for projects not related to Kosovo. Examples of pet projects added to the Kosovo emergency bill listed. [Representative James LEACH - says emergency bills should not be linked to special interest spending.] [Senator Richard SHELBY - criticizes putting a fish on the endangered species list.] [Friends of the Earth Courtenay CUFF - criticizes the spending attached to emergency bills.] [Senator Slade GORTON - says all the money for the bill comes out of Social Security.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Meeting between Russian envoy Viktor Chernomyrdin and Chinese President Jiang Zemin reported; details given of demands from Russia and China for the Kosovo conflict to end.

Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom

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