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Busing/Cong. #19527

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 29, 1972
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(Studio) Last Friday Senator passed anti-busing measure, Griffin amendment, to prohibit courts from ordering busing, 43 to 40. With them-absent mbrs. present today, Senator reversed vote and rejected Griffin amendment 50 to 47.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Some Senators campaigning for President returned for vote. Muskie, Humphrey, McGovern voted against bill. (Jackson and Hartke missed vote.) Senator passed Mansfield-Scott amendment permitting Federal funds for busing only if local authorities ask for them. [Senator Robert GRIFFIN - says action shows most Senators reject busing.] [Senator George MCGOVERN - supports decision of Supreme Court Denounces Nixon and Ala. Governor George Wallace making busing into major issue.]

Clark, Bob;
Smith, Howard K.

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