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Cabinet Appointees / Senate Cmtes. #442329

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 14, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon appointees being considered by Senator for confirmation.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Defense Secretary designate Melvin Laird went before armed services committee endorsed negotiations with Russians; wouldn't negotiate without nuclear superiority. Robert Finch, Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary, appeared before Senator finance committee , trying to find cost of keeping Nixon's promise that social security benefits be raised. David Kennedy, Secretary Treasury said would increase level of unemployment to decrease inflation; wants 10% surtax removed and endorses recent 7% interest rates. Attorney General John Mitchell to increase wiretapping and electronic surveillance to combat crime and protect national security. Senator interest committee to see Int. Secretary designate, Walter Hickel.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John

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