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Approved For Release 2007/10/23: CIA-RDP78-03721A000500080055-6 29 October 1969 MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD SUBJECT: Conversation with Ed Braswell, on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee 1. I met with Ed Braswell today to check with him on our :Went legislation. I told him that Chairman Rivera had intro- duced our bill in the House today and I wondered about the possibility of having the bill also introduced in the senate. Braswell said he did not agree with the policy of having identical bills in both the I-louse and Senate. He sees no advantage, other than a psychological one, roducing our bill in the Senate when it has already been introduced 2. He went on to say that Senator Stennis is opposed generally to retroactive legislation. For this reason, Braswell felt it would be our best interest (since we want our legislation to be retroactive) to press for action in the House. The Senate could then act on the House-passed bill. He said if we saw any further need for having a bill introduced in the Senate or felt that we would not get reasonably prompt action in the House to let him know. Braswell is obviously harassed;. he is devoting all of his time to working with the conferees on the Military Procurement bill and as soon as that is taken care of will move immediately to the military draft legislation. 3. Braswell mentioned Senator Nelson's bills to create a National Security Commission and an Office of Defense Review (5.3024 and S. 3023) which were referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee. He said the Committee would probably request views on these bills but he does not expect Committee action on ess they are pushed to the wall to do so. We discussed the jurisdictional aspects of these bills which would make substantial inroads into the jurisdiction of the Armed Services and Appropriations Committees and for all practical purposes put them out of business. I told Braswell that we had received letters from the House Committee on the identical House bills and would forward our reports in due course. ibution. inal - Subject D/Pers I C srnnel Deputy Legislative Counsel Approved For Release 2007/10/23: CIA-RDP78-03721A000500080055-6 Approved For Release 2007/10/23: CIA-RDP78-03721A000500080055-6 UQF- A140 BOTTOM UNCLASSIFIED X CONFIDENTIAL SECRET OFFICIAL ROUTING SLIP TO NAME AND ADDRESS DATE INITIALS 1 C) D/Pers 5E 56' 1 OV 1969 2 1 1A i 4 5 cJR0 ,~ 1 f ro ACTION DIRECT REPLY PREPARE REPLY APPROVAL DISPATCH RECOMMENDATION COMMENT FILE RETURN CONCURRENCE INFORMATION SIGNATURE Remarks : 1 FOLD HERE TO RETURN TO SENDER FROM: NAME. ADDRESS AND PHONE NO. DATE OLC 7D 43 1 Oct 69 UNCLASSIFIED CONFIDENTIAL SECRET FORM NO. f)07 Use previous editions r;p,,,,a (40) Approved For Release 2007/10/23: CIA-RDP78-03721A000500080055-6