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91st Cong. #3501

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 23, 1969
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(Studio) 1st session of 91st Congress may be remembered for: ABM, Haynsworth, and tax reform. Congress adjourns.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Nixon thanks Congress leaders for efforts, and gives Christmas wishes. Senator Mike Mansfield praises Congress and President for moves in for, policy. [Senator Hugh SCOTT - says Congress given good support in foreign policy, but marred by dovish President aspirants. Hanoi quotes dovish Senators to show United States divided. Don't know any Democratic candidate who could do better.] [Mike MANSFIELD - calls it reasonably good Congress that did a lot on own initiative, and cooperated with administration] Republican critics angry with failure to enact more Nixon programs. Ldrship. vacuum among Democrats limited their ability to offer alts. to Republican plans. Things to get worse on Capitol Hill since many up for reelection.

Clark, Bob;
Smith, Howard K.

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