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Federal Budget #65759

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 29, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter reported rejecting addition to federal budget by House-Senator conference committee ; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Efforts to increase defense budget by General David Jones and other joint chiefs despite Carter's lobbying against it noted. [JONES - testifies before committee [Defense Department spokesperson Tom ROSS - comments.] Criticism of Jones outlined.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(DC) Speaker Tip O'Neill quoted with regard to Carter's interference with budget debate; background to budget battle recalled. [March 14, President CARTER - promises budget cut.] Developing conflict between social programs and defense spending detailed. [Representative William BRODHEAD - criticizes budget's emphasis on defense]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Gibson, Charles;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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