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Mansfield Amendment / House Defeat #213371

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 19, 1971
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(Studio) Nixon supporters block House vote of Senator Mike Mansfield's end-the- war amendment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) White House briefings held for House leadership and fence-sitting Congress Parliamentary tactics to avoid direct vote used. Tactic worked 215-192. [Representative Charles West WHALEN, Junior - says American public expects more of House] [Representative Gerald R. FORD - says serious to tie President' hands by political vote when he's going to Moscow, USSR , and Peking, China.] Doves lost by 23 votes. Troop pullout announcement and trips abroad may hold off doves for President
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin
Duration:
00:02:00

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