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Anti-Ballistic Missile / Senate Debate #6582

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 09, 1969
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(Studio) Senator John Stennis wants anti-ballistic missile hearing in secret session, but it conts. in public. Senator Mark Hatfield wants to scrap anti-ballistic missile and cut appropriations by $3 billion. Scramble for vote in cloakrooms.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Senator split even. [Senator William SPONG, JR. - says inclined to support ABM.] [Senator Thomas McINTYRE - says uncommitted.] Compromise probable; tie vote possible. Majority Leader Mike Mansfield thinks Senator could divide in middle with Vice President Spiro Agnew breaking tie.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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