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Vietnam / Opposition #466800

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 02, 1973
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(Studio) House Democrat caucus votes 154-75 for immediate cutoff of money for Vietnam war.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Caucus move to cut off war funds extraordinary. [Representative Gillis LONG - says Congress slighted by executive; opposes war.] [Representative Hugh CAREY - says if Kissinger got agreement on major points for peace settlement in October, US should sign peace and forget details.] [House majority leader Thomas O'NEILL - says what Congress does depends largely on what happens January 8 at peace talks. Congress opposes war.]

(Studio) Senator happy about new House attitude. House traditionally more hawkish. Senator William Fulbright holds closed session Senate Foreign Relations Committee Invites Secretary of State Rogers and Henry Kissinger to testify. Both decline on orders from White House
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [FULBRIGHT - says Senator doesn't want to inhibit peace talks, but if no settlement reached by inauguration Senator will act. Feels House attitude towards Vietnam war now same as Senator and American people.]
REPORTER: (No reporter given)

(Studio) Legis.-exec. conflict may be sharper than ever this year Nixon invites Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield to White House Discuss mood of Congress
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Duke, Paul

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