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South Vietnam Aid Bill / House Defeats Bill #239892

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 01, 1975
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(Studio) With Communists now firmly in control of South Vietnam and refugees arriving daily in US, President Ford urges Congress to quickly approve South Vietnam evacuation and humanitarian aid bill. In letter to House President says he has no intent to use bill's authorization to reintro. troops into Indochina. House rejects $327 million bill.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Capitol Hill) Factors adding up to defeat include Congress's refusal to take anything on trust, public opinion toward refugees, possibility of aid reaching Ho Chi Minh City. [Representative Phillip BURTON - says he wasn't about to vote for bill that authorized reintro. of troops, despite President' assurances.] [Representative John ANDERSON - says Capitol Hill still suspicions President' word; sees real danger in such an attitude.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(White House) President saddened and disappointed by House action. [Press spokesperson Ron NESSEN - reads President' statement with regard to House vote.] President urges Congress to reconsider his request.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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