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Senate / McGovern-Hatfield Amendment / Vote #217405

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 16, 1971
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(Studio) Senator rejects McGovern-Hatfield amendment to cutoff Vietnam war funds December 31st.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Amendment loses 55-42; Senator Chiles' amendment for June 1, 1972, withdrawal deadline defeated 52-44. [Senator George S. McGOVERN - says will continue to offer amendments with different withdrawal date deadlines in coming month] [Senator Robert J. DOLE - says not a matter of date; amendments defeated because doesn't want to tie President' hands.] [Senator Mark O. HATFIELD - says President cannot ignore 73% of American people; 44 Senators who want war ended by December 31.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) United States Mayors' conference urges President Nixon to withdraw United States troops from South Vietnam by end of year or sooner.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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