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Defense Budget / MX #84107

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 07, 1983
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(Studio) Senator Budget Committee reported decring. President Reagan's defense budget request.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [Senator Pete DOMENICI - delays announcement.] [Senator Charles GRASSLEY - calls for military spending freeze.] Senator John Tower's conditional support of President's spending request outlined. [DOMENICI - thinks administration's request is incomprehensible.] Committee `s approved defense spending plan outlined; President Reagan's reaction noted. Last year `s elimination of MX funds by Congress recalled.

(DC) Latest MX deployment plan, similar to that recommended by Reagan last yr. and duly rejected by Congress, examined; details outlined on screen. [Senators Pete WILSON, Larry PRESSLER - offer differing reactions to committee 's plan.] Dense pack scheme recalled.
REPORTER: John McWethy

Hume, Brit;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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