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Meese Confirmation / Farm Filibuster #94402

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 20, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Farm state Senators' filibuster, blocking confirmation of Attorney General-designate Edwin Meese, examined; films shown. Pol. tightrope walked by Senator Robert Dole explained; his meeting with Agriculture Secretary John Block and others mentioned. [DOLE - questions tactics of filibuster.] [President REAGAN - thinks filibuster is ridiculous.] [Senator J. James EXON - questions Block's intentions.] [BLOCK - responds.] [EXON - warns Meese nomination is in more trouble.] [Senator David BOREN - places responsibility for ending filibuster on administration] Historical success of such tactics considered.

(Studio) Federal Reserve Bd. chairperson Paul Volcker's comment on farm crisis quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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