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American Military Bases / Housing / Vietnam Refugees #239923

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 12, 1975
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(Studio) Pentagon considers designating more military bases in United States to house Vietnam refugees temporarily. Senate Foreign Relations Committee agrees on legislature to finance refugee program. Senator Mike Mansfield to delay Senate floor action on bill till White House provides specific information about unspent military aid money that could be spent for refugees.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes out similar aid bill as 1 in House calling for $405 million for refugee aid. Committee requires administration subtract from that any military funds appropriated for but never spent on Vietnam. Admin. witness urges speedy Congress action. [Senator Charles PERCY - asks why other Asian cntrys. aren't absorbing fellow Asians.] [Refugee task force director Dean BROWN - says there are political reasons. North Vietnam puts pressure on other Asian cntrys. not to accept refugees.] [US Catholic conference John McCARTHY - says same government support and organization needed to get refugees to United States as was used to evacuate them from South Vietnam.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Schieffer, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley

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