ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 16, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Another attempt by President Bush to get the nation to focus on terrorism introduced; tenets of his plan outlined on screen. [BUSH - says our patchwork government hinders protecting the homeland.]
(Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) The response of Congress to Bush's homeland security plans examined; details given of opposition of the House committee to putting the Coast Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA), Secret Service & the INS in the new agency. [Representative Don YOUNG- comments on what should be done.] [Brookings Inst. Paul LIGHT- says Bush cannot get all he proposes.] [Senator Robert BYRD- accuses the administration of trying to the side-step the legislative branch.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The Bush administration's "Operation TIPS," an anti-terrorism project modelled after neighborhood watches, featured; details given of the specific targeting of transportation & utilities & how workers can report suspicious activity. [ACLU legislative counsel Rachel KING- says the government is trying to get information from people's homes.]