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State of The Union / Aftermath #94663

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 07, 1985
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(Studio) General praise for President Reagan's State of the Union address last night noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Atmosphere on Capitol Hill last night described; OMB director David Stockman shown sitting with joint chiefs of staff. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - notes President now has to defense proposed budget cuts.] Stockman and Treasury Secretary James Baker noted continuing budget-related testimony to Congress cmtes. [STOCKMAN - explains need to eliminate farm price supports.] [Senator John DANFORTH - asks Weinberger if defense contractors are patriotic enough to stop milking government] [WEINBERGER - responds.] Congress's traditional handling of defense budget debate described.

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(NYC) Reagan recalled introduction Jean Nguyen and Clara "Mother" Hale after last night's State of the Union speech. [Wednesday, REAGAN - praises both women as American heroes.] Nguyen noted entering United States after fall of Saigon; her accomplishments since outlined. [NGUYEN - feels serving country is her duty.] Hale's founding of Hale House in Harlem to aid infants of heroin-addicted mothers noted. [HALE - praises her chgs.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Studio) Coverage of Democrat response to President `s speech tonight announced.

Geer, Stephen;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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