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Congress / Refugee Aid Bills #37533

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 08, 1975
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(Studio) Senator quickly passes bill authorizing President Ford to use previously appropriated military aid funds to assist Vietnam and Cambodian refugees. President' request for more money for refugees begins to move in House Appropriations sub-committee
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Committee chairperson Otto Passman admits United States must welcome refugees. [Representative Clarence LONG - says he was flabbergasted by $507 million request for refugees. Believes United States has obligation to be generous but not to go overbd.] Subcommittee ends up cutting money from each category requested, and ends up with $405 million bill. Full House Judiciary Committee meets expecting to move bill authorizing President to spend whatever amount Congress finally settles on.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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