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Budget Battle / Government Shutdown #995608

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 07, 2011
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(Studio: Harry Smith) The looming government shutdown introduced. [With US soldiers in Baghdad, Iraq, Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – says the smart thing is to pay the guys with guns first.]

(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The partisan battle over the budget featured; details given about bickering over abortion, the environment and military funding, Democrats’ efforts to strip out “riders” that Republicans attached to the spending bill and what activities will be halted. [Senators Harry REID, Richard DURBIN†, Speaker of the House John BOEHNER, Representatives Eric CANTOR†, Hal ROGERS†, Nancy PELOSI – comment.] [In Philadelphia, reporter Natasha BROWN†- notes Republicans want to cut funding for Planned Parenthood.] [On the Chesapeake Bay, reporter Mary BUBALA†- says Republicans want to block funding to clean up this polluted waterway.] [In Minneapolis, reporter Jason DERUSHA†- says Republicans want to block funding for President Obama’s health care law.] [Fairhope High School band director Will DUNCAN†- reacts to the cancellation of the Cherry Blossom parade.]

(Studio: Harry Smith; White House: Chip Reid) The likelihood a deal will be made and whether another meeting will make a difference discussed.

(Studio: Harry Smith; Fort Worth, Texas: Bob Schieffer) The impact of a government shutdown and the blame game on both sides discussed.

Smith, Harry;
Cordes, Nancy;
Reid, Chip;
Schieffer, Bob

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