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Approved For Release 2001/03/02: CIA-Rp.p B00 6480-00500 70001-5 I~enes ay, November 19, 1969 HIGHLIGHTS Daily Digest Both Houses, cleared Agriculture appropriations bill. Senate approved bills on draft reform and gun control. House cleared for the President the Appalachian Development Act; agreed to the conference. report on a bill that provides for an extension of the interest equalization tax; and debated the foreign aid bill. Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S 14597-S 14646 Bills Introduced: Five bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3151-3155; S.J. Res. 165; and S. Res. 286-288. Pages S 14600, S 14606 Bills Reported: Reports were made as follows: S. Res. 272, authorizing additional expenditures by the Internal Security Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary (S. Rept. 91-540) ; S. Res. 281, to print 1,500 additional copies of the Senate committee report on H.R. 13270, proposed Tax Reform Act of 1969 (S. Rept. 91-541); S. Res. 284, authorizing additional $75,000 for operat- ing funds for Committee on Commerce (S. Rept. g1- 542); S. Con. Res. 44, to print as a Senate, document r;ianu- script entitled "Separation of Powers and tl~~gg I~ de- pendent Agencies: Cases and Selected Readies Rept. 91-543) ; V S. Con. Res.. 46, to print as a Senate document report entitled "Handbook for Small Business", (S. Rept. 91- 544); H.R. 13949, providing electrical and mechanical equipment for use in offices of Members of the House and in House committees (S. Rept. 91-545); H.R. 14195, proposed Federal Contested Election Act of 1965 (S. Rept. 91-546) ; S. 1421, removing statutory limitation of $i6,ooo an- nually for the salary of the Director of the D.C. Legal Aid Agency (S. Rept. 91-547); S. 2602, proposed District of Columbia Public De- fender Act of 1969 (S. Rept. 91-548); and S. Res. 286-288, providing for payment of gratuities to survivors of three deceased Senate. employees (no written reports). Pages S 14600, S 14606 Bills Referred: H.R. 14794, Department of Transpor- ation appropriations, was referred to Committee on.. Appropriations; and two private bills, H.R. 1453 and 1865, were referred to Committee on the judiciary. Page S 14646 Measures Cleared for President: Johnson Historic Site: Senate agreed to the House amendment to S. 2000, to establish the Lyndon B. John- son National Historic Site in Gillespie County, Tex. Page 514598 Eisenhower Historic Site: Senate agreed to the House amendments to S.J. Res. 26, to develop the Eisenhower National Historic Site at Gettysburg. Page S 14598 Taft Historic Site: Senate agreed to the House amend- ment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 7066, to establish the William Howard Taft National Historic Site in Cincinnati. Page S 14598 Private bills: Senate agreed to the House amendments to S. 499, 632, and 757, private bills. Page S 14645 Draft reform: Senate passed without amendment (motion to reconsider tabled) H.R. 14001, to authorize the President to effect a change in the method of selec- tion of inductees into the Armed Forces. Pages S 14632-S 14641 Gun Control: Senate passed with committee amend- ments (motion to reconsider tabled) and cleared for the House S. 849, to strengthen the penalty provisions of . the Gun Control Act of 1968. Pages S 14641-S 14643 Interstate Compact: Senate passed with a committee amendment and cleared for the House S. 2734, granting the consent of Congress to the Connecticut-New York railroad passenger transportation compact. Pages S 14643-S 14645 Supreme Court Nomination: Senate continued con- sideration of the nomination of Clement F. Hayns- worth, Jr., of South Carolina, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Pages S 14629-S 14632, 514646-S 14673 D 1089 Approved For Release 2001/03/02 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500070001-5 Approved For Release 2001/03/02 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500070091-5 . D 1090 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD -DAILY DIGEST ovem,3er 19, 1969 Agriculture Appropriations: Senate agreed to the con- ference report on I I.R. 11612, fiscal 1970 appropriations for the- Department of Agriculture and related agencies. Senate concurred in House amendment to Senate amendment No. 12, an amendment of a technical na- ture. This action cleared the measure for the President. Pages 514673-S 14680 Senate Authorizations: By unanimous consent, it was agreed that Secretary of Senate be authorized, during adjournm._nt of the Senate until noon tomorrow, to receive and appropriately refer messages from the House of Representatives; and during that same period the Vice President, President pro tempore, or Acting President pro tempore may be permitted to sign duly enrolled bills and resolutions. Page S 14684 Military Procurement--Closed-Session Proceed- ings: Senate agreed to request that the expurgated transcript of Senate proceedings in closed session on July 17, 1)69, prepared under the direction of Senator Stennis, chairman of the Committee on Armed Serv- ices, be published in permanent Record of that date. Confirmations: Senate confirmed the nominations of Robert C. Gresham, of Maryland, to be an Interstate Commerce Commissioner; and Caspar W. Weinberger, of California, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner. Page S 14685 Program for Thursday: Senate met at Io a.m. and ad- journed at 5:io p.m. until noon Thursday, Noem- ber 20, when it will continue consideration of the nomi- nation of Judge Haynsworth. Pages S 14665, S 14685 Corn ittee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) APPROPRIATIONS-HEW Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee contin- ued hearings on H.R. 13111, fiscal Ig7o appropriations for the Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Wel"are, with testimony from Thomas Laughlin, Deputy Commissioner, Medical Services Administra- tion; Stephen P. Simonds, Commissioner, Community Services Administration; Edward Newman, Commis- sioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration; Dr. Arthur ). Lesser, Director, Office of Child Health; John B. Martin, Commissioner, Administration on Aging; and Judge Frank A. Orlando, Director, Office of Juve- nile Delinquency and Youth Development, all of the Social and Rehabilitation Service, Department of HEW. Hearings continue tomorrow. INSURANCE INSOLVENCY PROTECTION Committee on Commerce: Committee resumed hear- ings on S. 2236, to create a Federal Insurance, Guaranty Corporation to protect the American public against cohpany insolvencies, having as its c 's ? 5P, oleo er a n In- surance Association, who was accompmied by his asso- ciates; Lorne R. Worthington, Iowa State Insurance Commission, representing the National Association of Insurance Commissioners; and Charles L. Rue, Jr., National Association of Mutual Insurance Agents. Hearings continue I tomorrow. D.C. TEACHERS' SALARIES Committee on the District of Columbia: Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs held and concluded hearings on an amendment for teacher salary increases to S. 2694, pro- viding salary increases for D.C. police and firemen. Testimony was received from Walter E. Washington, Commissioner, who was accompanied by Thomas Fletcher, Deputy Commissioner, Tom Moyer, Donald Weinberg, and James Mandish, all of the D.C. govern- ment; Bruce Terris, D.C. Democrictic Committee; Joseph P. Yeldell, D.C. Councilman; Benjamin Henley, Acting Superintendent, D.C. schools; Mrs. Anita Ford Allen, D.C. Board of Education; Don Goodloe, repre- senting the Washington Teachers Union; Theodore R. Newman, Jr., D.C. Republican Committee; John L. Sullivan, Policemen's Association of D.C.; and Capt. Joseph Granados and Albert Rader, both of the Fire Fighters Association. VETERANS' HOME LOANS Committee on Finance: Subcommittee on Veterans' Legislation held and concluded hearings on S. 30o8, to increase the availability of guaranteed home loan financ- ing for veterans, and to increase the income of the NSLI. fund. Testimony was received from Senator Yarborough; Paul A. Volcker, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Monetary Affairs, who was accompanied by Veterans' Administration officials; Larry Blackmon, National Association of Home Builders; Harold A. Pollman, Home Builders Association of Texas; Graham T. Northup, Mortgage Bankers Association; and Frank Stover, Veterans of Foreign Wars. VIETNAM Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee 'net in executive session to hear Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird on U.S. Government policy in Vietnam. SALT TALKS Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on International Organization and Disarmament Affairs met in executive session to receive an administration briefing concerning strategic arms limitations talks. BLACK MARKET CURRENCY Committee on Government Operations: Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations continued hearings on the black market in currency in South Vietnam. Wit- nesses were Sgt. Albert Chang, U.S. Army; Brandon H. Backlunci, Omaha, Dr. Gabriel Kcrekcc, w York Approved For Release 2001/03/02 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500070001-5 uetxbeA1 prc d For Re a l 2R DP Q364R000500070001 %1173 Mr. SCHERLE (at the request of Mr. . Mr. MCKNEALLY. GERALD R. FORD), for November 20 and Mr. SKUBITZ in four instances. balance of week, on account of official (The following Members (at the re- business as a member of House Commit- quest of Mr. WOLFF) and to include ex- tee an Education and Labor, traneous matter:) Mr. REIFsL (at the request of Mr. Mr. MATSUNAGA in two instances. GERALD R. FORD), for November 19 Mr. OTTINGER in two instances. through December 12, on account of offi- Mr. MCCARTHY in three instances. cial business. Mr. DANIEL of Virginia. Mr. PEPPER, for November 20 and 21, Mr. CHAPPELL. on account of official business on Crime Mr. PICKLE in three instances. Committee hearings. Mr. UDALL in eight instances. Mr. FOUNTAIN (at the request of Mr. Mr. RARICK in two instances. GRAY), until 2 p.m., on account of official Mr. RIVERS in two instances. business involving the Advisory Com- Mr. GONZALEZ. mission on Intergovernmental Relations. Mr. DINGELL in two instances. Mr. EILBERG, for November 21 through Mr. EDMONDSON in two instances. December 6, on account of official busi- Mr. WALDIE in two instances, ness. Mr. HUNGATE in two instances. SPECIAL ORDERS GRANTED By unanimous consent, permission to address the House, following the legisla- tive program and any special orders heretofore entered, was granted to: (The following Members (at the re- quest of Mr. WHITEHURST to revise and extend their remarks and include ex- traneous material:) Mr. FINDLEY, for 5 minutes, today. Mr. WILLIAMS, for 5 minutes, today. (The following Members (at the re- quest of Mr. WOLFF) to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous matter:) Mr. FLOOD, for 10 minutes, today. Mr. GONZALEZ, for 10 minutes, today. EXTENSION OF REMARKS By unanimous consent, permission to revise and extend remarks was granted to: 1 Mr. JONES of Alabama during his re- Mr. BLATNIK (at the request of Mr. JONES of Alabama) following the re- marks of Mr. FALLON on the conference report on S. 1072. Mr. MAHON (at the request of Mr. WOLFF), the remarks he made in the House today on the conference report ac- companying the bill H.R. 11612, making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture and related agencies. (The following Members (at the re- quest of Mr. WHITEHURST) and to in- clude extraneous matter:) Mr. TALCOTT. Mr. HALL. Mr. ASHBROOK in three instances. Mr. HORTON. Mr. EDWARDS of Alabama. Mr. WYMAN in two instances. Mr. DELLENBACK in two instances, Mr. STEIGER of Wisconsin- in two in- stances. Mr. Esca. Mr. ROTH. Mr. SCHWENGEL in three instances, Mr. HOGAN. Mr. GOLDWATER. Mr. FISH. Mr. ANDERSON of California. Mr. TIERNAN. Mr. KLUCZYNSKI. Mr. GIBBONS in two instances. Mr. WILLIAM D. FORD. Mr. SLACK in two instances. Mr. O'HARA in two instances. Mr. KYROS in two instances. Mr. FOLEY in two instances. Mr. BENNETT in three instances. Mr. OLSEN. ENROLLED BILLS SIGNED Mr. FRIEDEL, from the Committee on House Adminstration, reported that that committee had examined and found truly enrolled bills of the House of the following titles, which were thereupon signed by the Speaker: H.R. 12307. An act making appropriations for sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, corporations, agencies, offices, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1970, and for other purposes; and Selective Service Act of 1967 to authorize modifications of the system of selecting per- sons for induction into the Armed Forces under this Act. SENATE ENROLLED BILL SIGNED The SPEAKER announced his signa- ture to enrolled bills of the Senate of the following titles: S. 92. An act for the relief of Mr. and Mrs. Wong Yui; and S. 1072. An act to authorize funds to carry out the purposes of the Appalachian Re- gional Development Act of 1965, as amended, and titles I, III, IV, and V of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended. ADJOURNMENT Mr. WOLFF. Mr. Speaker, I move that the House do now adjourn. The motion was agreed to; accord- ingly (at 7 o'clock and 10 minutes p.m.) the House adjourned until tomorrow, Thursday, November 20, 1969, at 12 o'clock noon. the UII tr nsi a report EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 1349. Under clause 2 of rule XZIV, a letter from the Comptroller General of on omission of significant costs from charges to the Federal Republic of Ger- many for pilot training, Department of Defense, was taken from the Speaker's table and referred to the Committee on Government Operations. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON PUB- LIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS Under clause 2 of rule XIII, reports of committees were delivered to the Clerk for printing and reference to the proper calendar, as follows: Mr. MADDEN: Committee on Rules. House Resolution 714. Resolution for consideration of H.R. 4249, a bill to extend the Voting Rights Act of 1966 with respect to the dis- criminatory use of tests and devices (Rcpt. No. 91-658). Referred to the House Calendar. Mr. DAWSON: Committee on Government Operations. H.R. 14517. A bill to provide tem- porary authority to expedite procedures for consideration and approval of projects draw- ing upon more than one Federal assistance program, to simplify requirements for the operation of those projects, and for other purposes: (Rept. No. 91-659). Referreu to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union. PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS Under clause 4 of rule XXII, public bills and resolutions were introduced and severally referred as follows: By Mr. DINGELL: H.R. 14863. A bill to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to prohibit the use in interstate commerce of certain aluminum containers; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. By Mr. ICHORD (for himself, Mr. QUILLEN, Mr. BENNETT, Mr. FISHER, Mr. FUQUA, Mr. WAGGONNER, Mr. COLMER, Mr. RIVERS, Mr. PREYER Of North Carolina, Mr. EDWARDS of Lou- isiana, Mr. AsnnaooK, Mr. RouDE- BUSH, Mr. WATSON, and Mr. SCHERLE): H.R. 14864. A bill to amend the Internal Security Act of 1950 to authorize the Fed- eral Government to institute measures for the protection of defense production and of classified information released to industry against acts of subversion, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Internal Se- curity. By Mr. JONES of North Carolina: H.R. 14865. A bill to amend the Communi- cations Act of 1934 to establish orderly pro- cedures for the consideration of applica- tions for renewal of broadcast licenses; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. By Mr. KING (for himself and Mr. MCKNEALLY) : H.R. 14866. A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the pehalty provisions applicable to a Fed- eral felony committed with a firearm; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr. MIKVA (for himself, Mr. ANDERSON of California, Mr. ANNUN- zlo, Mr. BINGHAM, Mr. BROWN Of California, Mr. BYRNE of Pennsyl- vania, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. FARBSTEIN, Mr. HALPERN, Mr. KocH, Mr. LOWEN- STEIN, Mr. MACDONALD of Massachu- setts, Mr. MATSUNAGA, Mrs. MINK, Mr. PIKE, Mr. PODELL, Mr. REES, Mr. SCHEUER, Mr. SYMINGTON, and Mr. WRIGHT) : H.R. 14867. A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to provide for the adoption of national standards governing emissions from station- a sources to create a Federal dlt not, to Approved For Release 2001/03/02 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500070001-5 H 111ftpproved For ReleaE8~aMq jA:LC B71 4R0005QQ ~.- g; g pollute the atmosphere, to provide additional public and private remedies for the abate- ment of air pollution, and for other pur- poses; to the committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. By Mr. MONAGAN: H.R. 14868. A bill to amend the act of March 3, 1899, to authorize the United States to recover by civil actions the cost of re- moving certain obstructions from the navi- gable waters of the United States, and for other purposes; to the committee on Public Works. By Mr. OTTINGER. H.R. 14869. A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for retirement of em- ployees under the civil service retirement program upon attainment of 50 years of age and completion of 25 years of service; to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. By Mr. MILLS (for himself and Mr. BYRNES Of Wisconsin) : H.R. 14870. A bill to continue the expansion of international trade and thereby promote the general welfare of the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Me ns. By Mr. UDALL: H.R. 14871. A bill to amend title 38 of the United State:: Code to require pay differen- tials for nur:;es in Veterans' Administration hospitals who perform evening, night, week- end, holiday or overtime duty and to au- thorize payment for standby or on-call time, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. By Mr. WYATT: H.R.14872. A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, to provide adequate financial assistance and to increase the allotment to certain States of construction grant funds; to the Commit- tee on Public Works. By Mr. ASPINALL (for himself, Mr. ULLaIAN, Mr. JOHNSON cf California, and Mr. DON H. CLAU`-P.N) : H.R. 14873. A bill relating to the income tax treatment of just compensation received from the United Stater; with respect to prop- erty taken ender the act of the Congress which established the Redwood National Park; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. DENT: H.R. 14874. A bill to provide for the protec- tion of the health and safety of persons working in ,,he coal mining industry of the United States, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor. By Mr.- O'NEILL of Massachusetts (for himself, Mr. SIXES, Mr. CHAPPELL, Mr. Kvsos, Mr. HATHAWAY, Mr. FRIE'DEL, Mr. MORSE, Mr. HARRINGTON, Mr. BURKE of Massachusetts, Mr. AD- DABeo, Mr. PoDELL. Mr. ST GERMAIN, Mr. TIERNAN. Mr. WATSON, Mr. DORN, Mr. MANN, Mr. DOWNING, Mr. AB- Brr,r, Mr. PoFF, Mr. MARSH, Mr. SCOTT, Mr. WAMPLER, and Mr. BROYHILL Of Virginia) : H.R. 14875. A bill to create a Marine Re- sources Con nervation and Development Fund; to provide for the distribution of revenues from Outer Continental Shelf lands; and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. By Mr O'NEILL of Massachusetts (for and for other purposes; to the Committee tional compensation provided for certain Bis- on the Judiciary. abled veterans with dependents; to the COm- By Mr. O'NEILL of Massachusetts (for mittee on Veterans' Affairs:. himself, Mr. SIXES. Mr. CHAPPELL, By Mr. WHALLEY: Mr. KYRos, Mr. HATHAWAY, Mr. FRIE- H.R. 14890. A bill to permit the reading of DEL, Mr. MORSE, Mr. HARRINGTON, Mr. verses from the Holy Bible at certain times BvaxE of Massachusetts, Mr. AD- in the public schools throughout the United DA'BBO, Mr. PODELL, Mr. ST GERMAIN, States, to the Commttee on Education and Mr. TIERNAN, Mr. WATSON, Mr. Dome. Labor. Mr. MANN, Mr. DOWNING, Mr. ABBrrT, By Mr. FUQUA (for himself, Mr. Mr. Po1F, Mr. MARSH, Mr. SCOTT, MJIr. STUCKEY, Mr. BFNNETT, Mr. BLACK- WAMPLER, and Mr. BROYHILL of Vir- BURN, Mr. BRINKLEY, Mr. BURKE of ginia) : Florida, Mr. CHAPPELL, Mr. CRAMER, H.R. 14877. A bill to grant to each coastal Mr. Davis of Georgia, Mr. FASCELL, State mineral rights in the subsoil and sea- Mr. FLYNT, Mr. ''REY, Mr. GIBBONS, bed of the Outer Continental Shelf extending Mr. HAGAN, Mr. HALEY, Mr. LANDRUM, to a line Which is 12 miles from the coast Mr. O'NEAL of Georgia, Mr. PEPPER, of such State, and for other purpose; to the Mr. ROGERS of Florida, Mr. SIXES, Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. STEPHENS. end Mr. THoMPSoN By Mr. O'NEILL of Massachusetts (for of Georgia) : himself, Mr. PHILBIN, Mrs. HECKLER A.J. Res. 992. A joint resolution granting of Massachusetts, Mr. BOLAND, Mr. the consent of the Congress to an agreement HELSTOSKI, Mr. KEITH, and Mr. between the State of Florida and the State GSTTYS) : of Georgia establishing _ boundary between H.R. 14878. A bill to grant to each coastal such States; to the Committee on the Ju- State mineral rights in the subsoil and sea- diciary. bed of the Outer Continental Shelf extending By Mr. HAMMERSCHMIDT (for him- to a line which is 12 miles from the coast self, Mr. MILLS, Mr. PRYOR of Arkan- of such State, and for other purposes; to the sas, and Mr. ALeXANDER) : Committee on the Judiciary. H.J. Res, 993. A joint resolution authoriz- By Mr. SLACK: ing the President to proclaim annually the H.R. 14879. A bill to provide additional month of May as Clean Waters for America penalties for the use of firearms in the com- Month; to the Committee on the Judiciary. mission of certain crimes of violence; to the By Mr. ZABLOCKI (for himself, Mr. Committee on the Judiciary. ADAIR, Mr. BROOMFIELD, Mr. FACELL, By Mr. TEAGUE of Texas (by request) : Mr. FINDLEY, Mr. FOUNTAIN, Mr. FRA- H.R. 14880. A bill to equalize the rates of &ER,. Mr. FULTON of Pennsylvania, Mr. disability compensation payable to veterans GALLAGHER, Mr. HAYS, Mr. Nix, Mr. of peacetime and wartime service; to the TAFT, Mr. THoMSON of Wisconsin, Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Mr. 13LANTON, Mr. CASEY, Mr. Dlcx- H.R.14881. A bill to increase the maxi- INSON, Mr. MATSUNAGA, and Mr. mum amount of the grant payable for spe- McEWEN) : cially adapted housing for disabled veterans; H. Con. Res. 454. A concurrent resolution to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, calling for the humane treatment and release H.R. 14882. A bill to provide a cost of liv- of American prisoners of war held by North ing increase in the additional allowance pay- Vietnam and the National Liberation Front; able to veterans in need of regular aid and ' to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. attendance; to the Committee on Veterans' By Mr. FULTON of Pennsylvania: :Affairs. H. Con. Res. 455. A c mcurrent resolution H.R. 14883. A bill to amend section 824 of expressing the sense of Congress with respect title 38, United States Code, to provide drugs to the revocation of the United Nations eco- and medicines for certain veterans sojourn- nomic sanctions against Southern Rhodesia; ing or residing abroad; to the Committee on to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. By Mr. BROTZMIN (for himself, Mr. Veterans' Affairs. H.R.14884. A bill to amend section 3203, SAYLOR, Mr. PODELL, Mr. SCHEUER, title 38, United States Code, to liberalize Mr. BROYHILL of North Carolina, Mr. provisions requiring reduction of pen- ? ZwasH, Mr. KLEPPE, Mr. ROONEY lion allowance for certain veterans during of Pennsylvania, Mr. WRIGHT, Mr. hospitalization at Government expense; to HANSEN of Idaho, Mr. WHITEHURST, Mr. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. . HECHLER of West Virginia, Mr. H.R. 14885. A bill to amend section 3203, FOREMAN, and Mr. STANTON) : title 38, United States Code, to liberalize H. Res. 715, A resolution to amend the those provisions requiring the discontinuance Rules of the House of Representatives to of aid and attendance allowance for certain create a standing committee to be known as veterans during hospitalization at Govern- the Committee on the Environment; to the ment expense; to the Committee on Vet- Committee on Rules. erans' Affairs. By Mr. BROTZM N (for himself, Mr. ANDERSON of i K.R. 14886. A bill to amend section 3203, l,inois, Mr. HUNT, Mr. title 38, United States Code, to liberalize MAYNE, Mr. WYA?rT, Mr. SLAMSEBELI, Mr. ADDABBO, Mr. WILLIAMS, Mr. those provisions requiring the discontinu- RIEGx,E, Mr. COWGER, Mr. DENT, Mr. ante of pension payments to certain veterans SEBFLIUS, Mr. Ba CHANAN, Mr. CARTER, during hospitalization, institutional or dorm- Mrs, HECKLER of Massachusetts, Mr. ciliary care at Government expense; to the BuaeE of Florida, Mr. QuIE, Mr. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. ROTH, and Mr, MCCLORY): H.R. 14887. A bill to amend title 38 of the H. Res. 716. Resolution to amend the United States Code to increase the pension Rules of the House of Representatives to payable to certain seriously disabled veter- create a standing committee to be known as himself, Mr. PHILBIN, Mrs. HECKLER ass; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. the Committee on the Environment; to the of Massaohusetts, Mr. BOLAND, Mr. H.R. 14888. A bill to amend title 38 of the Committee on Rules. HELSTOSKI, Mr. KEITH, and Mr. United States Code to liberalize the income By Mr. GALLAGIIER (for himself, Mr. GErTYS) : provisions relating to payment of pension, HORTON, Mr. KARTH, Mr. KOCH, Mr. H.R. 1487x:. A bill to create a Marine Re- and for other purposes; to the Committee MURPHY of New York, and Mr. sources Conservation and Development on Veterans' Affairs. YATES) : Fund; to provide for the distribution of rev- H.R. 14889. A bill to amend title 38, United H. Res. 717. Resolution establishing the enues from Outer Continental Shelf lands; States Code, to increase the rates of addi- Select Committee on Technology, Human Approved For Release 2001/03/02 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500070001-5 NovembAcpgrQy ! For Re iffilf/ 2 RRIe P~IpR964R000500070001513875 that their intention is to destroy our yers Guild, Chicago Peace Council, the November 15, 1969, demonstration in country. Southern California Peace Action Coun- Washington, D.C. What American who, truly loves his cil, Veterans for Peace In Vietnam, So- The conference claimed that it se- country will want to march alongside cialist Workers Party, Young Socialist lected a "new, broadly-based" national Arnold Johnann the nnhlin rc1n+4.,r,o ad - -- __? YY 111=u s -!,rote for reace, ana the btu- for the organization which was Party, U.S.A., or with Sidney M. Peck, dents for a Democratic Society. There sponsible for planning and dire a university professor who served .~ rw+wv.L+wwu u+ L1e insight into its origins. 1vILmJ~ . Excerpts from MOBE action projects in varying degrees. "new ant' ar the nr 1non ,. -- .. of he cceeded the "old" na- the leadership of the g virtually intaot. The characterized itself as a coalition" which will a national antiwar conference.to be held as a member of the district council Communist Party and Socialist Workers in Cleveland, Ohio, July 4-5, 1969. The Southern California CPUSA; Sidney I M7, to create a "united front" call was initiated for the most part by Peck, a former State committeem approach. Individuals associated with the National Wisconsin CPUSA; Dorothy Hayes of a An ~-evaluation of the Conference by Mobilization Committee To End the War Chicago branch, Women's InternatI nal the Socialist Workers Party provided a in Vietnam-MOBE-an organization League for Peace and Freedom, w o has revealing insight into the effectiveness which has functioned as a coalition for been identified in. sworn testi ony in 1965 of the Conference from a Communist throughout the country. _ Functioning as the lineal descendant of A. J. Muste's November 8 Mobilization Committee for Peace in Vietnam, MOBE has a 3-year history involving violence and civil disobedience. MORE sponsored the October 21-22, 1967, demonstrations in 'Washington, D.C., during which time repeated attempts were made to close as a Communist Party ember; viewpoint. The SWP declared: Sidney Lens-Sidney Okun ea der of T he attendance at the conference, the the now defunct Revolution Workers serious political. debate, the program mapped League; and Fred Halstea , 1968 presi- out and the spirited note on which the see- dential candidate of the oeialist Work- skins ended offer every promise that the ers Party. Moreover, string committee anti-war movement is on the road to one member David Dellin r, MOBE chair- of the biggest things this country has ever man, declared in a y 1963 speech: seen. down the Pentagon. It also jointly There were planned and executed the disruption of viduals attend! against U.S. military involvement in Vietnam, MOBE-oriented initiators of the Cleveland conference believed that .a more extensive formation of. MOBS. fective antiwar program. According the-published call, the purpose of the antiwar forces in this country, actions for the fall." The conference was attende, Mr. President, the grab bag of Com- munists and Socialists whom I have men- tioned and who are mentioned in the American Security Council report, will probably seem mild by comparison with some of the radicals who may show up and foment disorder during the Novem- ber moratorium. If the "Weatherman" faction of S?DS joins the moratorium, it is almost cer- tain to mean trouble. Last month, Mark Rudd and a few hundred "Weathermen" went to Chicago and engaged in violent confrontations with police there. These young revolutionaries went on a wild rampage which resulted in wide- spread damage to property of the citizens of Chicago. Three of the "Weathermen" were shot by police. -A group of women, led by "Weather- man's" Bernadine Dohrn, threatened to destroy an Army Induction center. They gathered in a park, sang praises to Ho Chi Minh and Mao Tse-tung, and then charged into police ranks trying to kick the officers in the groins. Illinois Gover- nor Ogilvie called up the National Guard and before it was over, police arrested more than 200 demonstrators. If the extremists of the New Left can cause that much trouble in Chicago without a mob to exploit, imagine what they might do in a crowd of moratorium demonstrators, many of whom will be charged up emotionally over the war. It wounot take much to heat things Approved For Release 2001/03/02 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500070001-5 tiwar YSA. At the outset of the conference, it became apparent that the majority of rty, U.S.A.,, W. E. B. action projects commencing during the Kushner, leader of the Chicago Peace Council. The conference was well represented proved For Release ?ALC - P~71 6 1000500 }7 AQ1eP 6, 1969 up. A few bricks thrown by well-placed Mr. President, there were 59 major NAVY AIRCRAFT P' 'CUREMENT agitators could touch off violent mob ac- items of difference between the Senate A-7E: The Senate conferees acceded tion involving fights with police. Hun- and House versions. The effort I have to the House in restoring $104 million dreds of innocent persons could be just described occurred over the period for the procurement of 27 A-7E air- injured. from October 6 to November 4. In sub- craft. The Senate had deleted this item This is not wild speculation. It is a stance, Aar. President, this legislation in and directed that the Navy obtain these frightening possibility. Deliberate vio- conference was debated and considered aircraft from among those already pur- lence may seem reprehensible to most with the same degree of thoroughness chased by the Air Force as a part of Americans; but, to the militant, quisling and conviction on both sides that the bill the action of the Sena? e in directing the enemies of our country within our midst, received on the Senate floor over the purchase of F-4's for tl- e Air Force rather it is a necessary tool in bringing about period of 7r4 weeks of its consideration. than A--7's. the ultimate destruction of our Republic. I am not given to undue praise of any- AIR FORCE ATRCRAI`Y, ?ROCUREMENT The fact of the demonstrations alone one, but the House conferees are able 7D: As the Senate may recall, the is enough to make the Communists turn men, unusually well versed In their corn- A-7D: deleted a request aec $, the somersaults of joy in Paris, Peking, and mittee work. It is a pleasure to work with comntl for dthe eleted eof 374.4 Moscow. Violent incidents as a result of 'them. anion. the Air a em author- on demonstrations would be like icing Another point I would emphasize, Mr. airs these for : Force nt the pauthor- re- on the cake of propaganda. President, is that Senate conferees went hefee s same aircraft. fund' for e House roosted Some Americans may have rational- worked equally hard for all provisions, these of be utilized for the A-7 pro- tal that marching on the Nation's Capi- both those that originated in the Sen- tal will be a true act of patriotism. Quite ate committee and those which were gram and the Senate receded in its to the contrary, it can only encourage adopted on the Senate floor. We con- Position. the Communists and prolong the war sidered that we represented the Senate At this point, Mr. President, I wish to which we all want to see brought to an as a whole and, as I shall indicate later, make crystal clear on the part of the honorable end. The most patriotic act we obtained what I consider to be good Senate conferees that in agreeing to the which such citizens can perform during results in having a large portion of the current A-7 request the Senate does not the November moratorium is to ignore it. Senate amendments adopted as a part intend to go beyond the present three- I thank the Senator for yielding. of the final bill. wing program of A-"'s and reserves a Mr. STENNIS. Mr. President, I am SUMMARY OF ENTIRE BILL right of stopping short of even the three glad the Senator from West Virginia had In terms of total authorization, Mr. wings. I might add at this point that an opportunity to make his speech. It is President. I would like to make the fdl- funds in this bill plus those already ap- certainly one I am going to pursue and lowing comparisons. proved will purchase about half of the read with the greatest of Interest. The bill as finally agreed upon au- required planes for a, three-wing pro- thorises a total of $20.7 billion as com- gram. X pared to $21.3 billion as passed by the SOUTHEAST AS'. 1 FIGHTER MILITARY PROCUREMENT AUTH- House and 119.98 billion as passed by the Mr. President, as passed by the House ORIZATIONS--CONFERENCE RE- Senate. For procurement the bill author- the bill provided for $48 million in re- FORT izes $13.4 billion as compared to $13.9 search and development and $4 million The Senate resumed the consideration billion as passed by the House and $12.8 in long lead item for a so-called free of the report of the committee on con- billion as passed by the Senate. For Re- world fighter. There were no funds in ference on the disagreeing votes of the search and Development, test, and evalu- the Senate version of the bill. The con- two Houses on the amendment of the ation the bill authorizes $7.2 billion as ferees as a compromise agreed to a re- House to the bill (S. 2546) to authorize compared to $7.4 billion in the House bill duced sum with much more restrictive appropriations duriilg'C II a ,.cal year 1970 and $7.1 billion In the Senate bill. As an legislative language on this matter. I for military procurement, and for other overall comparison, the final bill was would emphasize the following. In sub- purposes. $721 million more than the Senate ver- stance, the bill now contains funds for Mr. STENNIS. Mr. President, I have sion, but $637 million less than the House the purpose of providing a simplified a brief statement to make now regarding version contained. ? fighter aircraft for orr allies in South- the conference report on S. 2546, which Mr. President, I shall later have in- east Asia in order that a more simple is now the pending matter before the serted in the RECORD complete charts set- aircraft may be developed which will Senate, but before presenting this dis- ting fortis the comparative fiscal data on meet their own peculiar needs in terms Senate, and giving the results, I would the legislation. of defense and at the same time be of a like to make a few preliminary observa- DISCUSSION of MAJOR ITEMS sufficiently simple design that they can Lions Mr. President, I shall discuss the major maintain it with their' own trained per- I can doubly assure the Senate that items in conference, after which I shall sonnel. In this way, Mr. President, we every aspect of this legislation, in the attempt to answer any questions Sen- should be able to assist in accelerating versions approved by both the Senate ators may -have. I would also point out the withdrawal of American support and the House, was thoroughly consid- that Conference Report 91-607 has been troops from South Vietnam. In addition, ered by the conferees. There were 10 printed and contains all details on the there should be - ultimate savings by separate meetings by the Senate-House final legislation. making available to Southeast Asia a conferees, and those meetings lasted in ARMY AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT plane less expensive t. build and cheaper the neighborhood of 3 hours each Cobra: The Senate accepted $86 mil- to maintain. plain fact is s that aircraft in the time, except the last one, which was for lion .added by the House for 170 Army The inventory are too a little finishing up and signing of the Cobra helicopters which are necessary active e United the Seven, inventory ar too report. for replacements In Vietnam. This re- plca for States The specific lane ? In addition, the Senate conferees alone quest was not received in the Senate personnel ' to the maintain. ain provides as follows: met four times to resolve various prob- prior to the markup of the bill, and perThatson $28 theion will be available as if out of lems. Moreover, a separate group of'Sen- these additional helicopters are necds- Air Force procurement a labletio of ate-House conferees met on one item, the 'nary because of the cancellation of the the to initiate the procurement a t rioza an Tow missile, and received additional Cheyenne helicopter program. aircraft, with thprocurement of e further proviso that testimony. Finally, the respective staffs I state, by way of further explanation, the required research and development of the two committees were in daily con- that that sum was readily agreed to may be accomplished within this total saltation on various aspects of this leg- by the Senate, because in the consider- sum. islation. ation of our version of the bill, we did her, as a matter of law, the Air Moreover Chairman RivERS and I had not get to the proof with reference t Further, will b required of l conduct w, a the Air many conferences in our offices and by the Cobra helicopters. We recognized for this prior to th- telephone regarding plans for the meet- all the time, and advised the Senate petition ings and consideration of points of dif- when the bill was being considered, that obligation of any funds. This competition ference. this wojild be necessary. wills be based on the threat as evaluated Approved For Release 2001/03/02 CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500070001-5 'NNove fbApp,rq)0ggl ForRel pgA&fPjBM'~ ( 648000500070001 13877 and determined by the Secretary of sent in large part what we anticipate will Mr. STENNIS. That is the position we Defense. be requested in next year's budget. took over and over again. We met 12 Mr. President, there is no new money I should also add, Mr. President, that times. They were 3-hour meetings each in this bill for this aircraft. It merely none of these items are expected to be time. These were not perfunctory af- permits the use of $28_million out of the funded for fiscal year 1970, and I shall fairs except the last one. We had a multi- general procurement funds available in read the list of the items included, but tude of conferences of all kinds. This the Air Force. Furthermore, this use does before I name them, in total, the House was the best agreement we could get. have to be approved by the Appropria- bill included $960 million for additional There is not a dollar of money for this tions Committee. It would have to be vessels or ships that were not in the fiscal year, I am satisfied in my mind appropriated specifically to be for this budget and were not in the Senate, bill. with respect to all of these matters, that purpose. The House conferees were very insistent would not have been approved next year . Moreover, there is a complete, open that that inclusion of the House of because they are so much a part of the competition regarding this matter, and Representatives be included. That was necessary, building program. that includes the fact that the Depart- one of the long discussed and debated Mr. ELLENDER. Did the House con- ment of Defense would have the dis- parts of the conference. ferees accept the program outlined by cretion to simplify or reduce the com- We obtained a list of the ships, and the Senate with respect to shipbuilding? plex nature of the planes that we already found that certain of them, while re- Mr. STENNIS. The Senator is correct. have, and thereby obtain a more simple, quested by the Navy for fiscal year 1970, Mr. ELLENDER. Without exception? less complicated plane for the countries had been rejected by the Department of Mr. STENNIS. That is correct. That in Southeast Asia. Of course, it can be Defense.. They are expected to be in the was in their bill to start with. said that this plane would be used be- budget next year, fiscal year 1971; so I will read at least some of these. I yond Southeast Asia. That is true, but agreement was finally reached that we have them listed in my statement. it would have to be first authorized by would agree to $412 million of the $960 There is the construction of eight the Committee on Foreign Relations, and million that was in the bill, under the destroyers, instead of five. That would then any planes that were bought appro- situation and facts and circumstances I provide an added cost of $157 million for priated for by the appropriations com- have already enumerated. The Depart- the three extra destroyers. mittee; and 'that would apply even ment of Defense said that they would There is provision for the advanced though it came through our foreign mili- not ask for appropriations for these procurement of three nuclear frigates, in- tary aid. items this year. stead of two, at an added cost of $32 The Senate conferees were not really ARMY TRACKED COMBAT VEHICLE PROCUREMENT million. favorable to this project, in the begin- ning. We debated it at great length. I MBT-70: $20 million was included in Next is the construction of a destroyer talked with Mr. Laird over the telephone the Army's production base support tender, not in the Senate bill, at an added several times about it. He wanted it as procurement for the main battle tank- cost of $82 million. That is part of that an open option, so he could proceed, if MBT-70. The Senate had provided $25.4 $960 million. he saw fit, in this direction. I am not million for this; the House nothing. I call this to the attention of the Sen- pledged, myself, as a member of the Ap- Sheridan: $24.2 million was agreed ator because he had asked about the car- propriations Commitee, to support this upon for Army procurement of the rier. As part of the $960 million in the matter this year, or any year, in the com- Sheridan armored reconnaissance vehi- House bill, they had $100 million for lead mittee; and I expect to learn more about cle, which adds $9 million to the amount time items for the third carrier. There it before I do. But I certainly have not approved by the House. was a great deal of interest in the House said I would not support it under any Mr. President, I hope that in time the on that matter. And the House conferees circumstances, because I think it is Senator from New Hampshire will make were quite insistent about it. As a matter worthy of further consideration. a statement-regarding the research and of fact, it was the first item on the pref- Mr. President, I would emphasize that development reductions in this bill, in erence list. However, a promise had been the $28 million is not an added item to connection with which he rendered such made here by our committee during the the Air Force procurement authoriza- outstanding service. We did get accepted, debate that we would not bring in a rec- tion, but must be absorbed within the in the settlement, the Fulbright amend- ommendation for any funds for an addi- ,procurement account. I would add that ment for reduction of $45 million in the tional carrier until this survey and spe- this item has been fully supported by research and development program. cial consideration of the matter had been Secretary Laird in communications to I see that the Senator from Louisiana had. - both Committees, is present, and I shall be happy to yield I could not see any honorable way in ARMY MISSILE PROCUREMENT to him, if he wishes, at this point. which we could consider yielding, al- Mr. ELLENDER. Mr. President, did I though the House thought we were in Tow: The tow missile was a matter understand the Senator to say that in error. In keeping with the promise we of considerable interest, which was in the addition to the money provided by the had made here, we did not agree to the Senate bill, but the House deleted in its Senate for shipbuiding, the conferees additional carrier. We never did agree to entirety the $142 million authorized for added more than $4 million for ships? it. However, we wanted to have a survey the procurement of the tow antitank Mr. STENNIS. The Senator is correct, made. And in the end the House con- missile, which had been authorized by Mr. ELLENDER. Which ships are cov- ferees agreed to join us on the survey. the Senate. The conferees agreed on $100 ered? There are no carriers? That amendment was agreed to. million for this item. Mr. STENNIS. There are no carriers. I i ers ~~? ? ? ? carr Sram: The conferees agreed to the ment on the carriers. The items involve the conversion of will be constructed, and the other will be $20.4 million for the procurement of the three guided missile frigates, instead of postponed until the survey is made. short range attack missile Sram which one, at an added cost of $41 million. Mr. STENNIS. The other one will have was contained in the House version but There was one in the Senate bill and to be authorized. It is not in the bill. deleted by the Senate, It appeared that one in the budget. However, the House Mr. ELLENDER. I thank the Senator. the development problems have been Suf- bill had added two. We first agreed on a Mr. STENNIS. Mr. President, as I have ficiently overcome to justify a line item NAVY I point out to the Senator from Loui- will speak about the 11-percent cut in SHIPBUILDING AND CONVERSION siana that a big factor in the agreement research and development. We had pub- The House accepted the Senate ver- was that these ships are headed for ap- lie debate here on a few of these items sion of the bill on Navy shipbuilding and proval in the 1971 budget. It is really that I will mention in passing. The conversion, but with the addition of $415 next year's program. They are not mat- SAM-D missile item was compromised at million in the authorization of ship con- ters that were just picked up here and $60 million. This is research and devel- -struction and conversion.. The, items there that some individual wanted. opment. added artYlB.esta}shed_ by the Navy Mr. ELLENDER. Why not wait until The AWACS, for which the Air Force in terms of its priorities and also repre- next year to th a gero riation9 Approved For Release 2001/03/02: CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500070001-5 5138'l8-proved For Relea~?M'/NALCgRPI1~qPAW000500R709,Qile~ b 1969 $40 million, was finally agreed to in the sum of $40 million. On the Conus air defense intercepter, for which the House authorized $18.5 million and the Senate $2.5 million, the conferees agreed to the lower Senate fig- ure. There are other items that I will an- swer questions about, if desired. How- ever, I will not delineate them now. On the general provisions, the con- ferees agreed upon a modified version of the amendment authorizing a GAO study of defense profits. The modification makes it clear that the information re- quired from a contractor's records will be that obtainable from the records he keeps in the normal course of business. It also takes away the subpena power from the Comptroller General and con- templates that the House and Senate Committees on Armed Services would issue subpenas in necessary cases when requested. That was a hotly contested item on the floor. It concerned the granting of sub- pena power and involved the changing of the nature of the GAO. We strenuously urged the adoption of the Senate amendment because I thought the restrictions on the subpena power were adequate and had been properly phrased and took care of it all right. However, the House never did yield with reference to the subpena power on either one of these two items. And there was no way to get them to yield. But they did yield and agree to this modification that I have discussed. On the financial disclosure amend- ment, the Rouse receded from its objec- tion to section 403 of the Senate bill with an amendment. This section con- tains the financial disclosure provisions for former military officers and civilians involved in defense procurement matters. The House added a provision for a new Assistant Secretary-Assistant Sec- retary of Defense Health Affairs. That is a matter that they have added in several bills in recent years. We finally agreed to include that provision. I think that there is rather strong argument in favor of it and that the work can be central- ized there. At one time it was offered in such a way as to crowd out the Assistant Sec- retary on :Systems Analysis. We never would agree to it in that form, because any Secretary of Defense is entitled to the very best personnel he can get. And it helps to rave status in these matters of procurement and systems analysis eval- uation. We had a very complicated amend- ment considered on the Senate floor regarding independent research. The amendment was offered by the distin- guished Senator from Wisconsin. We finally agreed that the Senator would introduce a bill on that subject. The committee recommended a 20-per- cent reduction in funds. That passed the Senate in that form. That amendment was very stoutly re- sisted by the conferees on the part of the House. Some rather complicated matters came up concerning it. However, after a os thorough conside>iatlon, we ageo ment that would not disturb existing contracts' and there would be an overall reduction of 7 percent in new contracts made for the rest of this year, the idea being that that is a temporary settlement of the matter and that we are getting into the field more explicitly, we hope to have better guidelines possibly by statute in the next year. Mr. PI#,OXMIRE. Mr. President, will the Senator yield? Mr. STENNIS. I am glad to yield to the distinguished Senator from Wiscon- sin. He is the author of the amendment to which I have just referred, and he did a great deal of fine work on it. Mr. PROXMIRE. I want to say a num- ber of things later, but first I want to say that I am very grateful to the Senator from Mississippi for the excellent job he did with regard to the amendments I introduced. I think he made a fine fight. I know it was not easy. I should like to ask' him about this amendment. Does the Senator agree that the effect of the amendment retained by the con- ference placed this practice of independ- ent research-what I have in mind are loose rules and regulations-for the first time under the scrutiny and examination of both the Pentagon and. Congress? Mr. STENNIS. Yes. That is a correct statement. It will now have to be under the strict surveillance of the Pentagon, and this is a start whereby we can have legislative surveillance. Mr. PROXMIRE. Is the effect of the amendment to limit the funds which the Pentagon allows to be written off by contractors for this purpose to 93 per- cent of the contemplated level of allow- ance for future contracts? In other words, there Is at least a 7-percent cut in the amount which would otherwise be allowed in future contracts. Mr. STENNIS. That is correct. The language, appears a litttle odd, but that is the way it had to be drawn. Mr. PROXMIRE. Does the Senator agree that this amount would be a cut of at least $40 million to $50 million over what it would otherwise have been and that it might in fact be more? Mr. STENNIS. Yes, I think that is ap- proximately correct. We found that there was no way to be accurate on that be- cause of various conditions. I think I said at one time that it would run from $30 million to $40 million to $50 million, but I think $40 million to $50 million is more nearly accurate. Mr. PROXMIRE. I understood the Senator to say that this is a beginning. As I understand it, the Senator intends to hold hearings on this question and his committee intends to go into it in con- siderable detail. Mr. STENNIS. That is exactly what we propose to do. It must be evaluated; it must be understood. I think it must be regulated somewhat, although I am impressed with the need for some opera- tion in this field. Mr. PROXMIRE. Would the Senator not also agree that the effect of the amendment is to give a clear notice to the procurement officials in the Defense Department ,that, some past practices ag- ar to h of u , who have examined e.lns~eti> and that there needs to be a tightening of the reg- ulations and controls under which this procedure has been practiced? For example, my office was- unable to find out from the Department of Defense or to find in the armed services procure- ment regulations any clear definitions or regulations which involved funds in ex- cess of a half billion dollars a year. Is this amendment not a clear notice to the procurement officials and to the Comptroller of the Pentagon that this entire area must be re-examined, tight- ened, and brought under control? Mr. STENNIS. That is what we in- tend to do. We are going to follow that up by letter. No corruption or anything like that was found there. Mr. PROXMIRE. l agree. Mr. STENNIS. It was the inadequacy of the system and an application of that system. It is just intolerable, as I see it. It is an important field, however. The committee will not bring in a rec- ommendation again until we get a better system and a better understanding. That would be my position. Mr. PROXMIRE. I should like to ask the Senator another question about this item and about the dollar amounts involved. In the original amendment, it was considered that under the authorization some $585 million originally would have been available for the independent re- search and development. We cut that by 20 percent, or one-fifth; and, as the report points out, the language "was in- tended to provide a reduction of approxi- mately 20 percent in the funds which would otherwise be expended for this purpose during fiscal 1970." The effect was to limit the total to $468 million, or 20 percent of $585 million. The effect of the new amendment is to make a 7-percent cut, rather than a 20- percent cut. By my calculations, this would be $40.95 million, and would limit inde- pendent research and development ex- penditures to approximately $544 million for next year. Is that not correct? Mr. STENNIS. I think that is approxi- mately correct. That is the best we could get at this time, with the lack of a system, and they do not know the extent of these contracts as yet. We could not be exact. The estimates on it went up. The gross estimates on the amount that could be involved went up. Mr. PROXMIRE. I have some addi- tional questions, but I will defer those, if the Senator wishes, while other Sen- ators who are members of the committee speak. I will do whatever the Senator desires. I want to accommodate him. Mr. STENNIS. I thank the Senator. The Senator from New Hampshire is versed in this matter. as are others. This matter was handled. however, as an amendment on the floor of the Senate, and I think we all are familiar with it. Does the Senator have further ques- tions on this matter? Mr. PROXMIRE. Not on this matter. I have questions on other matters. Mr. STENNIS. I would rather finish now. I thank the Senator. Mr. President r Mr. SPONG in the chair), certain settlements were made Approved For Release 2001/03/02 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500070001-5 iNovejnJPlf';oY Fo on the matter, of the su Southeast Asia forces... ceiling on th t in th they finally th( ,figure conta but the Hou as offer as offere, amendment th ator fron] which wa, t*stion, t r. ch Send so raq Oor inc ?f)P7g?9R4?4R000500070001- 13879 of the I think that was. the main point. The main point on which the House objected was the lack of hearings in such a far- reaching policy question, without a de- lineation of the various parts, and so forth. Mr. President, that was the overall reason that the House did not accept the amendment. Mr. COOPER. I assumed that would be the reason. Mr. STENNIS. Yes. Mr. COOPER. I would like to discuss this matter for a few minutes. Mr. STENNIS. Certainly. I yield to the Senator from Kentucky. Mr. COOPER. Mr. President, the Sen- ator from Mississippi was kind enough to call me several times after the con- ference. I was not in Washington. I was in Kentucky. He told me that he wanted to discuss with me the action of the con- ference on the amendment. I appreciate his consideration very much. Mr. STENNIS. The Senator is certainly entitled to that consideration. I wanted him to be informed,, and I wanted him to be here when we took up the report, and it was only after we knew he would be here that we went ahead. Mr. COOPER. The Senator is not only courteous but also very fair. I appreciate his consideration very much. The information offered publicly to the country since August 12, when I first of- fered the amendment, gives more impor- tance to the amendment. Before August 12, after I had studied the bill and had noted that in title IV the language which authorized funds for the use of U.S. troops in assistance of local forces in Laos and Thailand, two questions arose in my mind because of the language. The first -question was a constitutional question, and that is always arguable, as to wheth- er the President and I spoke of the Office, has the right to use combat troops in an- other country without the approval of Congress. I had thought that was a per- tinent question because the Senate re- cently agreed to a national commitment resolution, which was supported by all Members except seven. I remember that the Senator from Mississippi spoke in support of the resolution. The more substantive and immediate question was whether the United States would, by use of its combat forces, move into a new war in Laos and Thailand. At the time I did not have any absolute information as to what the United States was doing in Laos. There were rumors, but I must say I had no firm informa- tion. Since that time a series of articles has been published in the New York Times going into some detail about the involvement of the United States in Laos. In addition, the Senator from Mis- souri (Mr. SYMINOTON) has been very ably conducting a series of hearings on our foreign commitments. I shall not comment on what .has been happening in that committee. Although I am a member of the committee, the hearings have been secret and I do not intend to comment upon any information that has been developed in the hearings. I shall follow the chairman, Senator SYMINGTON. I must say I rely chiefly on the articles from the New York Times. Also `I rely upon the statements which Secretary of State Rogers has made to the press. If he is correctly reported, he said he thought Members of Congress or some Members know about the U.S. involve- ment. I know that our activities in Laos are related to our operations in the war in Vietnam. For example, if we bomb the Ho Chi Minh Trail from bases in Thai- land that is an operation supporting our forces in Vietnam. It is to deny the move- ment of supplies and forces down the Ho Chi Minh Trail. In the debate on August 12 and on September 17, I did not question the right of the President, as Commander in Chief, to conduct activities in Laos which are directly related to the war in Viet- nam; but I did question then and I ques- tion today the authority of the Presi- dent-and again, I am not directing my remarks to President Nixon but to the office of President-because if these activities have been occurring, they have been occurring under the Presidents and they were initiated, according to the newspapers during the administration of President Kennedy. The activities in- creased under the administration of President Johnson. If the newspapers are correct, the ac- tivities have been carried on under the administration of President Nixon. The point I make is that no President ever declared to the American people or to Congress that the United States was assisting in combat activities in support of local forces in Laos. The forces of Laos are engaged in a civil war in Laos. The Pathet Lao are engaged and have been engaged for years in an attempt to strike down the established Government of Laos. The Pathet Lao has been as- sisted by the North Vietnamese forces, and, I assume, by Chinese work bat- talions. The circumstances under which these activities began as in Vietnam were in a framework in which the United States was concerned about the Communist takeover of Southeast Asia. There was great concern about this possibility which many people do not remember today. But the point I made when I offered the amendment, and the point I try to make now is that no President as Com- mander in Chief, has ever announced to the American people that he is using what he might consider to be his con- stitutional powers and that we were in combat activities in support of local forces in Laos. Certainly, Congress has never been informed or approved such actions. We can agree to resolutions until doomsday and they will have their moral effect upon the President or upon Con- gress or upon the American people, but all such methods other than the certain constitutional method we might use- and the Senator from Mississippi knows this well because he is a great lawyer- are doubtful. There is only one method which is certain and that is' the prohibition of appropriations. That was the purpose of my amendment: To deny appropriations to carryon the use of American combat troops to support local forces in Laos or Thailand. e was as to the meaning of and that was in contest of the Senate. I have not discuss this matter with Mr. COOPER. I do not intend to dis- cuss the conference action on the amendment at great length at this time, but I should like to ask the Senator some questions. Mr. STENNIS. I yield to the Senator for such questions as he may have. Mr. COOPER. I understood the Sen- ator to say that disagreement in the conference arose over the meaning or the intention of, the language. Would the Senator speak in more detail of disagreement. Mr. STENNIS. As I recall, the ques- tion. was whether it put a limitation on all the funds of the Department of De- fense, or whether it was just on this $2.5 billion. With great deference to the Senator, I thought his language applied only to the $2.5 billion, and the contention of the Senator from Kentucky was that it applied to all the funds appropriated for the Department of Defense. It is a very broad and a very far-reaching question, and we just could not make any head- way with the House on that question. It pertains to war, some possible exten- sion of the war. Mr. COOPER. To try to secure as pre- cise an answer as I can, I ask this ques- tion: Was the discussion in the con- ference, and particularly the objection of the House conferees, directed to the question, which we debated at great length on the floor of the Senate, that is-to whether the amendment I offered applied only to the $2.5 billion which was authorized in the bill? That is an argu- able question, and we debated it at some -length. But the more substantive ques- tion, and the chief question, is this: Was there argument in the conference-did the question arise, as to whether funds should be appropriated for combat use of our troops in support of local force in a war in Laos? That is the chief and substantive,ques- tion, and that was my point. Mr. STENNIS. This matter came up many - times during the conference. The amendment had two phases: one was the ceiling and the other was the Sen- ator's limitation. I recall that it was dis- cussed from virtually every angle. I recall speaking with Representative RiVExs about it in one. of our con- ferences on ,tFhe items tllat were not xgedoI afsp recall. the discussions ?QtIe;ex),,.abput settling this 'broad question through an amendment in this way-that we had net had, hearings. Approved For Release 2001/03/02 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500070001-5 Approved For Release 2001/03/022: CIA-RQP71 Q0364R0005M0700~1: S 13880 CONGRESSIO1Vt~iL RECORD 51/NATE Noveln;d~f 1969- I remember the Senator argued, and I House $40 million was finally agreed to think it was arguable; from a technical in the sum of the House figure of $40 viewpoint, that my amendment did not million. accomplish its purpose, that the Senator Third. On the CONUS Air Defense In- considered it went only to the $2.5 bil- terceptor for which the Hous authorized lion that was authorized. That might be $18.5 million and the Senate $2.5 million true. I considered this possibility, but I the conferees agreed to the lower Senate thought the meaning was perfectly clear figure. to every one. Mr. President, in view of the fact that It was my latent that the amendment a number of other adjustments are fully should bar ume of any funds in any bill set forth in the conference report and for the use of our combat troops in sup- statement of managers I shall not recite port of local forces in Laos or Thailand. these in detail. The bill passed 86 to 0. The Secretary GENERAL PROVISIONS of Defense Laird sent a letter which Turning now to the general provisions, was placed in the REcoan, saying my Mr. President, I would like to discuss amendment would not accomplish my these items in their final form as they purpose, but everyone knew what its emerged from the conference. purpose was. Those who were there and PROFITABILITY STUDY heard the debate knew its purpose was The conferees agreed upon a modified to keep the United States out of another war in Laos. The only certain constitu- version of the amendment authorizing tional method to accomplish the purpose a GAO study of defense profits. The mod- was and is the prohibition of funds. ification makes it clear that the informa- I do not know how many other bills tion required from a contractor's records will be coming up which will carry funds will be that obtainable from the records Iwna #UL' O .._ v. 1 ` correct? subpena power from the Comptroller stand there are two. Is that c Mr. STENNIS. Yes. Two. General and contemplates that the House Mr. COOPER. The military construc- and Senate Committees on Armed Serv- tion and the appropriation bill, i will ices would issue subpenas in proper and offer the amendment again to close the necessary cases when requested. door in every way that I can. I want to FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE notify the Senator. It will direct the Sen- The House receded from its objection ate to the issue we must determine to section 403 of the Senate bill with an whether we will, without the authority amendment. This section contains the of Congress, become involved in other financial disclosure provision for former wars. If it is important for the security military officers and civilians involved in point of view, and Congress decides to defense procurement matters. The give its authority, at least we will know amendment of the House would substi- where we stand. I do not believe it is es- new language for section 403 of the sential to U,S. security. I will oo ' e Senate bill as suggested by the Depart- amendment again. f.- Inent of Defense in its reclama letter of IIVIS' thank the Senator October $, 1969. om Kentucky. I appreciate his remarks. Mr. President, I have almost completed my speech now. Remarks on the chemical and biological warfare will be made by the distinguished Senator from New Hampshire (Mr. MCINTYRE). RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT An 11-percent cut: Mr, President, in summary terms the bill provides for a re- duction of 11 percent in research and de- velopment funds in the budget request as compared to an average of about 12 per- cent in the Senate version and 10 percent in the House version. In addition, Mr. President, I wish to emphasize that the military science budget activity was re- duced in a manner which will give com- plete effect to the total reduction of some $45 million adopted on the Senate floor relating to the Federal research centers, behavioral sciences, and certain other activities. SPECIFIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ITEMS NEW ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AFFAIRS The Senate agreed to a House pro- vision providing for a new Assistant Sec- retary of Defense for Health Affairs with the added proviso that the number of Assistant Secretaries would be increased from seven to eight. This provision which was also contained in last year's procure- ment bill, but rejected by the Senate, was strongly insisted upon by the House. INDEPENDENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Mr. President, as the Senate may re- call, the House version contained no language in its bill on the business of independent research and development. The Senate version contained a section limiting this activity to $468 million for fiscal year 1970, representing a 20-per- cent reduction in this program, A com- promise was adopted by the conference under which for new contracts incurred after the effective date of this act the Department of Defense is directed to Mr. President, I shall not attempt to restrict the funds available for this ac- enumerate all of the items which were tivity to 93 percent of what they would adjusted in the research and development normally contemplate for this use. This program other than to mention certain of restriction applies only to the funds au- the principal ones. thorized in this legislation. Both coln- First. The Sam-D missile for which mittees agreed that this matter will re- the Senate bill authorized no funds and ceive thorough hearings next year. the House $75 million was compromised Mr. President, I would like to observe at 60 percent. that the activity of independent research Bond The AWACS for which the and development needs much better s>1J31AA,t and management on the part, of the Department of Defense based on the limited attention we were able to ex- tend to it this session. At one point the Senate Committee was advised that about $580 million would be expended out of the authorized funds for fiscal year 1970. The House Committee some weeks later was advised that about $702 million might be expended for this gen- eral purpose. The simple truth is I do not believe the Department knows how much money will be spent in the general area of independent research and devel- opment, bid and proposal, and other technical effort. While I am sure there is much good work accomplished under these programs, it is at the present time beyond the decisionmaking process in the Congress in terms of the budget. The Congress therefore has no means of evaluating or controlling these large sums to any precise degree. It would appear that the only means of bringing this matter under any con- trol would be to have it as a line item in the budget in order that it can be pre- sented and justified in the normal way. I point this out in order for the Depart- ment of Defense to be on notice with respect to the intention of the committee of having detailed hearings and bringing about some change in the way this mat- ter is presently being handled. SUPPORT FOR SOUTH LAST ASIA FORCES Mr. President, the limitation of $2.5 billion contained in the Senate version of section 401 was retained by the con- ferees. The added language regarding the use of these funds for the support of local forces in Laos and Thailand was rejected by the House conferees because of its ambiguity. As the Senate may recall, this latter item was Senator COOPER's floor amendment, which was adopted. NUCLEAR CARRIER STUDY The House version contained no pro- vision similar to the Senate version re- quiring a study for the CVAN-70 prior to any authorization. As finally adopted there will be a joint study by both the committees prior to the authorization of any additional carrier. EXPANSION OF AUTHORIZATION AUTHORITY The House version would have ex- tended the requirement for authoriza- tion legislation prior to appropriations to ",all other vehicles, weapons and ammu- nition." This matter was compromised by the adoption of language limiting this expansion to other weapons with this term being limited principally to artil- lery, rifles, small weapons, and the like, as defined specifically in the statement of managers. TROOP STRENGTH CEILING The conferees adopted the House ver- sion an the active duty ceiling which pro- vides that after July 1, 1970, not more than 3,285,000 personnel may be on ac- tive duty in the Armed Forces unless a Presidential exception is made. CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WARFARE Mr. President, the conferees agreed to what might be considered a compromise in both the House and Senate versions of this matter. Senator MCINTYRE will ex- plain this matter fully, but I would point out that the new language requires the following : Approved For Release 2001/03/02 : CIA-RDP71 B00364R000500070001-5 0v0vbp0,rdVdd For Re1OP8. OWN,9g 8000500070001-? 13881 First, that Congress bQ_kept informed of, all expenditures relating, to, chemical and biological warfare. Second, that the program, including testing and transportation, be conducted in amallner gorisist nt with a due regard for public health and safety. Third, that. the program be conducted in a mariner".which respects the sover- eign independence of other nations and U.S. ,obligations under internatioal law. Ili addition, it prohibits procurement of systems specifically -designed for dis- seminating lethal chemical and biologi- cal agents except with the approval of the President. The bill underscores con- gressional determination to keep this program under firm control by directing $10.5 million reduction in the program's research and development funds. GAO AUDIT AND REPORT LANGUAGE Mr. President, I regret to say that the House was adamant in its refusal to adopt the Senate provision requiring quarterly reports by the General Ac- counting Office of major defense con- tractors. This amendment, as we know, was offered by Senator SCHWEIKER. The -House felt, however, that except for the subpena power, existing procedures al- lowing this type of reporting was not justified. PROVISIONS IN THE HOUSE BILL NOT ADOPTED BY CONFEREES .Mr. President, in order that there may be a record on the cooperation between the two groups I would like to point out the provisions contained in the House version which were dropped altogether by the conferees: Language requiring for the mandatory procurement and storage of supplies for Reserves; a Deputy As- sistant Secretary of Defense for Dental Affairs; lieutenant general rank for the SUMMARY OF ENTIRE BILL PROCUREMENT ]In thousands of dollars] Authorization requested Conferees Authorized, Appropriated, fiscal year 1970 agree on fiscal year fiscal year - 1969 1968 Jan.14,1969 Apr. 15, 1969 As passed As reported by the by House Senate committee Aircraft: Army____________________________________________________________________ $570,400 1735,447 $735,247 $941,500 $941,500 $484,400 $570,400 Navy and Marine Corps____________________________________________________ 2,391,200 2,406988 2,311,284 2,568,900 12,409,200 2,287,200 2,391,200 AirFForce----------------------------------------------------------------- 3,965,700 5,212,000 4,460,000 4,406,000 4,100,200 3,965,700 4,002,200 Missiles: Army____________________________________________________________________ 880,460 956,140 908,040 1,347,660 957,660 922,500 Navy_____________________________________________________________________ 851,300 848,122 673,016 865,100 851,300 851,300 780851,460 ,300 Marine Corps_____________________________________________________________ 20'100 13,500 13,500 20,100 20'100 20,100 20 100 Air Force_________________________________________________________________ 1,486,400 1 768,000 1,720 200 1,794,000 1,486'400 1 466,000 1 406,400 Tracked Naval vessels: combat Navy____ vehicles: _______________________________________________________ 2,983,200 1,581,500 820,700 2,698,300 2,631,400 2,568,200 3,591,500 Army____________________________________________________________________ 228,000 299 426 286,626 298,300 305,800 276,900 195 200 Marine Corps __________---------------- -...................... -........... 37,700 10,800 10,800 37,700 37,700 37,700 37,700 Total procurement------------------------------------------------------- 13,414,460 RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION Army--- --------- Navy (including Marine Corps)_________________________________________________ Air orce---- -- --------- -------------------------------------------------- Defense agencies -------------------------------------------------------------- Emergency fund ------------------- ?-------------------------------------?-- Total, research and development_____________________________________ 13,832,013 11,939,613 14,977,560 13,741,260 12,880,000 13,926,460 1, 646, 05i 1,611,900 1,522,665 1 822, 500 1,849,500 11,626,707 1 664,500 1,968.235 2,205,741 2141,339 2,207,100 2211,500 1,911343 1,990,500 3,156, 552 3, 438, 594 3,364,724 3,594,300 3, 561,200 3,041,211 3,241,200 450,200 487,522 472,600 500,200 500,200 454,625 450,200 75, 000 50, 000 50, 000 50, 000 100, 000 75, 000 75, 000 Grand total------------------------------------------------------------- 120,710,502 Approved by conference____ $13,414,460,000 Less than House bill- 512, 000, 000 Approved by conference-___ 13, 414,460 000 Approved by Senate -------- 12,880,000:000 7,551,328 8,174,100 8,222,400 8 7,108, 886. 7,421,400 21, 347, 860 1 Of the amount requested for authorization, $25,000,000 is to be derived by transfer from a In addition to these amounts this bill authorizes $12,700,000 for construction of facilities at sto Off the amount requested for authorization, $325,000,000 is to be derived by transfer from Kwajalein, stock funds. FISCAL DATA Requested by Secretary Clifford ----------------- $23,151,660,000 Agreed to in conference____ 20, 710, 502, 000 Less than amount re- quested by DOD, Jan. 14, 1969______ 2, 441, 158, 000 Requested by Secretary Laird, Apr. 15, 1969 ------ 21, 963, 660, 000 Agreed to in conference---- 20, 710,.502, 000 Less, than amount re- quested by Secre- tary Laird __-_____ Approved by House________ 21, 347, 860, 000 Agreed to in conference____ 20,710,502,000 Less than House bill- 637, 358, 000 Approved by conference---- 20, 710, 502, 000 Approved by Senate -------- 19,988,886,000 More than Senate bill Chief of the National Guard Bureau and Chiefs of the Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve; language requiring a travel al- lowance for overseas travel for military dependents attending college; a special provision regarding retired pay; special language requiring destroyer construc- tion in at least three shipyards, and lan- guage which would have required report- ing to the Senate and House and a 60- day waiting period for all research and development contracts with colleges and universities. I cite the foregoing, Mr. President, to indicate the fact that although the Sen- ate did not retain all of its provisions the House likewise did not prevail in many of the items adopted by that body. There being no objection, the fiscal data charts were ordered to be printed in the RECORD, as follows: Approved by conference---- $7,296,042,000 Approved by Senate________ 7, 108, 886, 000 More than Senate bill---- 187, 156, 000 Mr. STENNIS. Mr. President, at this point I want especially to acknowledge the diligence and the efforts put forth on the part of the Senate conferees on this complicated and far-reaching matter. All of the Senate's representatives- Requested by Secretary Laird, Apr. 15, 1969______ 13, 741, 260, 000 Approved by conference---- 13,414,460,000 Less than requested Senators RUSSELL, SYMINGTON, JACKSON, by DOD----------- 326,800,000 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Requested by Secretary Laird, Apr. 15, 1969______ 8, 222, 400, 000 Approved by conference---- 7,296, 042,000 .Less than amount re- quested by DOD ___ CANNON, MCINTYRE, Mrs. SMITH of Maine, THURMOND, TOWER, and DOMINICK-rep- resented the Senate in the highest mean- ing of the word and in the best tradi- tion of the Senate. Especially, I thank the Senator from Maine (Mrs. SMITH), the ranking Re- publican member, for her hard work and the special support she extended to me. Mr. President, I do not want to hold the floor indefinitely. I yield at this point to the Senator from Maine (Mrs. SMITH) More than Senate bill-__,. 721, 616, 000 Approved by House 7, 421, 400, 000 Approved by conference____ 7, 296, 042,00O a ?4. :Y-ircta:::9 '~ -. P?'t4f'~Jl "~NTp:i- ,ate