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Defense Spending / Senate #38034

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 06, 1975
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(Studio) Senator approves bill calling for $25 billion in defense weapons development spending in next fiscal year
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Capitol Hill) Amendment allowing women to enter West Point and other military academies approved. All attempts to cut amount of money in defense budget failed. Defense Department film shown. Proposed amendments by Senators George McGovern, Thomas Eagleton, Edward Kennedy all failed to pass Senator [Senator Alan CRANSTON - says it's hard to hold down defense spending now because US doesn't want to appear isolationist and because of economy] [Senator Barry GOLDWATER - believes defense budget approved because United States doesn't want to be 2nd rate nation.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry

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