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Budget Proposal #94599

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 04, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) President Reagan's formal presentation of proposed fiscal 1986 budget to Congress noted. [REAGAN, Senator Robert DOLE - joke about document's chances in Congress] President's proposed cuts and eliminations listed on screen, discussed. [REAGAN - warns Congress against opposing budget's passage.] President's proposed increase in defense spending compared to his proposed cut in domestic spending. Capitol Hill lobbying efforts of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, OMB director David Stockman mentioned. [REAGAN - promotes budget proposal to religious broadcasters conv.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Congress's reaction to President's budget proposals featured; films shown. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - presents document.] [Representatives Patricia SCHROEDER, Pat WILLIAMS - attack budget.] Republicans said not defending Reagan's budget on House floor. [Representative William GRAY - acknowledges need to cut spending.] [Representative Michael BARNES - calls for cuts in defense] [Senator Robert DOLE - questions Congress's ability to improve on President's budget.]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Studio) General reaction to Reagan's proposed increase in defense described; extent of his defense expenditures since taking office noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Results of Reagan's defense spending reviewed. [January 21, REAGAN - cites need for further defense expenditures.] [Former defense undersecretary Robert KOMER - doesn't feel nation got its money's worth.] Focus of Reagan's defense critics explained. [Defense analyst Robert GREENSTEIN - believes Reagan admin.'s approach to defense preparedness is redundant; explains.] [KOMER - claims administration's attitude has encouraged mild incompetence.]
REPORTER: John McWethy

Donaldson, Sam;
Gibson, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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