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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 20, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Lisa Myers) The adjournment of Congress for the holidays without the passage of an economic stimulus bill reported; details given of plans to refund two years' worth of income taxes to families of September 11 victims; scenes shown of Congress members leaving Capitol Hill. [Representative Ray LaHOOD - sings a Christmas carol.] [Florist John NICHOLSON, mother Rina SALINAS, laid-off business analyst Samuel WIEBEL - react to the failure to pass legislation.] [Majority leader Senator Thomas DASCHLE - criticizes the compromise bill.] [House Speaker Representative Dennis HASTERT - says voters expect Congress to "do stuff".]

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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