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Budget Battle #94582

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 03, 1985
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(Studio) Criticism of President Reagan's proposed 1986 budget and projected deficit, attributed to continued high rate of defense spending, noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Congress reaction to President's budget plan, as he prepares for upcoming State of the Union address, examined; White House photos shown. [Courtesy "This Week", Senator Robert DOLE - expects Congress to cut more from defense budget.] [Courtesy "This Week", Representative James WRIGHT - agrees with need to reduce deficit by defense cuts.] [DOLE - cites need to consider Social Security alterations.] [Senator Lawton CHILES, courtesy CBS, Representative William GRAY - discuss need for compromise.]
REPORTER: Sheilah Kast

(Studio) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger quoted on USSR 's dictation of United States defense budget; budget noted not formally released until tomorrow. Reagan's proposed cut in farm supports outlined. [Agriculture Secretary John BLOCK - defs Press's planned reductions.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Kast, Sheilah

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