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South Vietnam Aid Bill / House Defeats #37080

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 01, 1975
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(Studio) House votes down South Vietnam $327 million humanitarian aid bill because bill contains language permitting use of troops in now completed evacuation from Vietnam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Capitol Hill) In letter to house speaker Carl Albert, President Ford says he wants money for humanitarian aid; promises Congress troops won't be sent back into Vietnam territory. [Representative John ANDERSON - thinks President' word should have been accepted and bill passed.] [Representative Phillip BURTON - says he took President' letter literally and voted against aid bill.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) President reacts to congress failure to approve humanitarian aid bill.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry

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