ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 29, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon leaves Tuesday for San Clemente, California holiday. Today wraps up work and recs. report on relations with USSR .
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Ambassador Gerard Smith tells President Nixon Soviets receptive to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) and future bargaining may be productive. [Ambassador SMITH - says Soviets interested in control over strategic arms. Still long way from home.] President Nixon works on budget. Not known whether administration looking for taxes as way to balance budget. President signs bills approving spending for HEW, Commerce, State, and Justice Depts. In Department of Health, Education and Welfare bill, Nixon takes exception to provision banning federal funds from students who engage in disruptive activities. Signs $4.8 billion public hsing. bill for poor. To sign tax reform bill and mine safety bill. Widows happy with regard to latter bill.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(DC) Widows fly to Washington, DC at expense of West Virginia Representative Ken Hechler. [Mrs. Cora F. WILSON - says want to make sure President doesn't veto bill.] They talk with President assts. [Mrs. Sara Lee KOZNOSKI - says surprised when told bill would be passed.] [SPKR. - says honor to visit White House] Widows lost spouses in Farmington, West Virginia disaster.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
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