CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 17, 1971
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(Studio) Draft extension bill passes Senator test vote, 47-36.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Vote defeats attempt to have bill rewritten to include April 1 South Vietnam withdrawal deadline. [Senator John C. STENNIS - thinks it certain will get cloture on bill next week; believes bill will pass by considerable margin.] [Senator Mike MANSFIELD - says will continue to push for South Vietnam withdrawal deadline amendment.] President Nixon promises to support larger mil. pay increase, pressures Vermont Governor to speed up appointed of Senator Robert T. Stafford. [STAFFORD - says appointed quickly approved after told White House he would vote for bill.] 4 Democrat president candidates absent for vote.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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