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Nixon Appointments / Laird / Kennedy / Finch / Mitchell #2101

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 14, 1969
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(Studio) 4 of Nixon's cabinet appointees testify before San. confirmation committee Designate Defense Secretary Melvin Laird appears before Armed Services Committee
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Hearings formality for Laird; sure to be confirmed. [LAIRD - comments on move from confrontation to negotiation.] Banker David Kennedy questioned before finance committee for Secretary Treasury [KENNEDY - surtax needs to be extended. Whether tax extended beyond June expiration date depends on budget, Vietnam war.] Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary designate Robert Finch says no one happy with present welfare situation; promises reform. [John MITCHELL - use electronic surveillance for national security and organized crime. Wouldn't invade individual privacy.] Fight to confirm Walter Hickel, Alaska governor, as Int. Secretary

Clark, Bob;
Reynolds, Frank

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