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Presidential News Conference #464726

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 22, 1972
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(Studio) President holds press conference He says if Congress doesn't approve new offensive nuclear weapons, Russians will have no incentive to negotiate additional arms limitations deals. Nixon disagrees with Defense Secretary Laird, saying defense budget and Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) treaty should be handled separately.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(White House) President considers temporary lifting of import quotas on foreign meat to stop rise in food prices. Also contemplates direct controls. Says he will send new tax reform proposals to Congress, include tax credits for Roman Catholic and other non-public schools. Criticizes anti-school-busing provisions passed by Congress as inadequate but hesitates to veto them, as they are attached to education bill he wants. Nixon refuses compromise on welfare reform proposal. Refuses to disclose names of contributors to his re-election campaign before April 7. This was Nixon's 3rd impromptu news conference this year He will hold 1st formally scheduled news conference since last June, next week
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) No cameras allowed at press conference
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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