NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 04, 1969
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(Studio) Congress still hasn't voted on all appropriations bills. President Nixon says he'll call them to work December 26, if bills not passed by Christmas. President wants action on crime bill, stuck in Representative Emanuel Celler's Committee, who feels it's unconst.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Representative Gerald Ford and Senator Hugh Scott meet with President Nixon. [FORD - says unless bills through Congress and other affirmative action taken, he'll call members back on December 26.] [Senator SCOTT - says Executive Department won't accept some bills being held over until February by Democrat controlled Congress] Senator Mike Mansfield has said same thing with regard to extra work; delighted with Nixon support.
REPORTER: John Chancellor