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Tobacco Bill Debate

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Tobacco Bill Debate

Tobacco Bill Debate

Tobacco Bill Debate

Only Available in Archive Formats.

— NPR's Peter Kenyon reports on the opening of full Senate debate on the tobacco bill sponsored by Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott opened the debate last night with a procedural move that would eliminate the federal price supports that protect tobacco farmers. Southern Democrats reacted angrily, saying Senator Lott's move threatened bipartisan support for the bill.