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#pki*ed7 ? Septembir, 2, -1976 - . ' Does the Coramiasion. suggest, then, that quality doesn't nut err Not unambiguously. It devotes a, good deal of space to a not very convincing argument that improvement in - educational quality , has been . an all -but- universal by-product, of desegregation. More, it declares that "Commission studies have shown... that as a result of school desegrega- tion, most school district officials feel there has been an improvement in the quality of education for an school children." 'An interesting claim?worthy, one would. think, of at least one of the dozens of foot-- "notes sprinkled throughout the report; But there is no documentary footnote: Without.. Impugning the honesty or good intentions of the Commission, we would be pleasantly sur- prised if "most school' district officials" feel that way, although many would naturally de- fend their own handiwork. . ? . The Commission is free, as it is certainly entitled to be, with criticism of everyone from local school officials in Boston and Louisville to President Ford and Congress for questioning the, efficacy of court-Ordered busing. It sharply scolds the Boston School Committee, which after a five-day hearing the Commission found "an elected body so bel- ligerent and so derelict in its duties that the Commission recommended that the court . consider suspending the school committee's authority. . ." Nowhere else does the report's high-minded tone soar higher. ... ? But perhaps the BostonSchool Commit- tee's belligerency. reflected that of 'its con- stituents. Maybe, It feared the chaotic side- - Feae2OO4I1 2120- : CIA-RDP791V1004111A00040003,0015-9- ? CONaiESSIONAL RECORD?HOUSE 119471' Poiht in: the Rzcoao.and -to include ex.; ways for the next Congress-to-enact a tranemis matter.) ? _ program for progress: ? - - Text of the platform is as follows: ? ? - NATIONAL REFOELICAN CONVENTION PLATFORM. EIVir:tYITINGYIR's remarks will appear hereafter in the Extensions of Remarks.] (Mr. 0 GER asked and was given permission to extend his remarks at this point in the RECORD and to include ex- traneous matter.) .'(Mr. OTTINGER's remarks will appear hereafter in the Extensions of Remarks.] Adopted by the Republican National Con- vention, August IS, 1976, at Hansae City, Mo. Preamble. - . - Jobs and Inflation. - - Taxes and. Government Spending. Agriculture and Rural Development. '-Small Business., ? Antitrust. Bureaucratic Overregulation, - ? Government that Works. - " " A Safe and Just Society, , ?, ? ?,," ? The Ri ht to Pr! PERSONAL EXPLANATION ? ? . ? ? ? (Mr: soswafi.vA asked and was given per- mission, to. extend his remarks at this t poinI the RECORD and to include ex- - trane.? ous matter.) .. ? : ? .. Mr... rouxyA. Mr.- Speaker, I was un- able-to be present on the floor of the House of Representatives for one vote during the session of Monday, August 30, 1976:-? Had I been present, I would have voted "-aye' on Aollcall 676, the con- ference report on H.R. 8410, .the amend- ments. to the Packers and. Stockyards Act of 1921.: effects of the attempt 'to wrench South Boston from its attachment to neighborhood schools and historic ethnic identities., Cer- tainly among the apparent side effects :was a drain, now estimated at 20,000 students, away from the Boston schools. ? On the matter of so-called "white night," however, the Commission -combines high- mindedness with evasion. "The role that de- segregation of schools plays in the movement of whites to the suburbs is not clear," it says. ". . . Evidence does not support the widely-held belief that urban school desegre- gation causes massive white flight and the consequent resegregation of urban schools." The Commission cites in support a "prelimi- nary report" on "The Political and Social Im- pact of School Desegregation Policy" read to the American Political Science Association last September. Would the studies of Dr. James Coleman also support this denial? If not, which studies are the more reliable? Isn't It?shouldn't it be?the,. role of the Civil - Rights Commission .to find out more about,--, this intriguing and overriding question?as, for instance, by questioning some of the thousands of students who have disappeared from the Boston schools in ,the last_ two - . - The conviction that racial discrimination 7Yeeds rooting out of the schools requires no gingering up by the Commission, but gets plenty. The conviction held by many, ob.: servant add thoughtful parents, students and school officials that some measures recently pursued in search of that goal have undercut the goal itself deserves some careful and forebearing analysis, but gets none.? Hard questions, in this report, draw soft and in- conclusive answers. (Mr. KOCH asked and was given per- mission to extend his remarks At this point in the RECORD and to include ex- traheous matter.) [Mr. KOCH's remarks will appear here- after in the Extensions of Remarks.] ''?-? (Mr. OTTINGER asked and was given NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONVEN- TION PLATFORM ? (Mr. RHODES asked and was given permission to extend his remarks at this point in the RECORD and to include ex- traneous matter.) Mr. RHODES. Mr. Speaker, the Re- publican Party at its convention selected an outstanding ticket for the November election. It backed up this winning com- bination with a sound platform, a blue- print for a better America over the years In contrast to the left turn incorpo- rated in the platform worked out by the opposition party in New York, our plat- fopn recognizes-the fact that our Nation has grown great and strong because the free enterprise system has worked better 'here than, anywhere else in the world. Our platform, rather than being a jumble antibusiness, big government planks, .encourages and provides stimulation for ,apansion and prosperity, for real jobs, not make-work. - It is -a realistic platform, both in the areas of foreign policy and in meeting domestic challenges with pragmatic so- lutions. It emphasizes the need for Amer- ica to- deal with other nations from a position of strength?in our defenses and In our economy. Our platform looks the facts of our ? governmental and economic life today squarely in the eye. We promise no pain- less remedies, no Garden of Eden run by a paternalistic Federal overseer. We re- assert our basic belief in the free enter- prise system. In order that my colleagues may com- pare the Republican approach toward realistic programs with the offerings of the opposition party, I am placing our platform in the RECORD and urge that the Members of this body examine it The can Family. Education. _ . . Health. Child Nutrition. Equal Rights and Ending Discrimination. - Handicapped Citizens. Working Americana. Welfare Reforin. Older Americans. Veterans. A National Urban Strategy. Housing. Transportation. Energy. Environment and Natural- Reseurc Science and Technology. ,; - Arta and Humanities. - Fiscal Responsibility. ` - Foreign Policy. National Defenso- and In- ternational Economic Policy. ' Prologue. s Morality,in Foreign Policy. National Defense. INA.TO and Europe. ?' ? Asia and the Pacific. 'United States-Chinese Relations. The Americas. ` The Middle East. - ? Africa. United States-Soviet Relation& International Cooperation. International Economic Policy, Conclusion.- . , PREAMBLE To you, an. American citizen: ? ? ? 0 You are about to read the 1976 Repnblican Platform. We hope you will also find time to read the Democrats' Platform. Compare. You will see basic differences in how the two ? parties propose to represent you. "The. Platform Is the Party's contract with the people." This Ls what it says on the cover of the official printing of the Democrat Plat- form. So it should be. The Democrat& Plat-- form repeats the same thing on every page: more government, more spending, more In nation. Compare. This Republican. Platform says exactly the opposite?less government, less spending, less inflation; In other words, we want you to retain more of your, own - money, money that represents the worth of your labors, to useas you see fit for the necessities and conveniences of life., - - - No matter how many statements to the contrary ,that Mr. Carter makes, he is firmly attached to a contract with you to increase vastly the powers of government. Is bigger government in Washington really what you -want? Make no mistake: you-carmot have bigger programs in Washingtoh and less government by Washington. You must choose. What is the cost of these added or ex- panded programs? The Democrats' Platform Is deliberately vague. When they tell you, as they do time after time, that they will "ex- pand federal support," you are left to guess the cost. The price tag of five major Demo- crat Platform promises could add as much as -- $100 billion to the annual cost of govern- Permission to extend 12/24/01/iMOVROWL'VelMtit0F2/116ii.strAVIN:667?MbattitAtt#04bittnit2rfarEl Pr?1x)ses Approved r H9412 - elease 20O4P12/20 f?CIA-RDPI9N100M09044)903 ? GRESSIONAL ItEdolt?t-1101JSEW- . 'Septeniber, 2, 1 7 - over 60 new or expanded spending programs and the expansion or creation of .some 22 .? Washington agencies, oflices or bureaus. In . fact, the total of all Democrat proposals can be as high as $200 billion a year. While this ' must be a rough estimate, it does give you a -clue to the magnitude and direction of these -commitments. me: Democrats' Platform can -increase federal spending by 50 percent. If a - Democrat Congress-passes the Democrat Plat- form and it is signed. by a. Democrat Presi- : - dent, what happens then? The Democrats could raise your .taxes .by 50 percent to pay .,? for the new programs. Or the Democrats could not raise taxes and the result 'would be ? a runaway inflation. Of course, contract or --. no 'contract, the. Democrats may not honor - their promises. Are. you prepared to risk it? ? - In stark contrast to-the Democrats'--Plat- . form, we offer you a.responsive and moderate alternative based on these principles: We believe that liberty can be _ measured - by how much freedom you have to make your own decisions-even your own mistakes. Government must step in when your liberties ? Impinge on your neighbor's. Government .-- must protect your constitutional rights. Gov- ernment must deal with -other governments and protect you from.. aggressbrs.- Govern- ment must assure equal opportunity. And government must be compassionate in car- - ing for those citizens who are unable to Care for themselves.---... .?? .-- ? - Our federal system of of local-state--hational government is designed. to sort out on what ` _level these actions should be taken. Those - concerns of a nationalcharactersuch as air and water pollution., that de not respect state boundaries or the national transportation system or efforts to safeguard your civil lib- erties-must, of course, be handle on the national level. ? , _ As a general rule, however, we believe that government action should be taken first by the government that resides as close to yon- as possible. Governments tend to become less responsive to your ' needs the " farther -away they are from you..Thus, we prefer local and state government to national govern. meat, and decentralized national govern- men. wherever-possible. . We also believe,- that you' Often acting. through voluntary organizations, should have the opportunity to solve many of the social ? problems of your community. This spirit of freely helping others is uniquely American and should be encouraged in every.. way by government. . Every dollar spent by government is ? a ? dollar earned by .you. Government must 'al- ways ask: Are your dollars being wisely -spent? Can we afford it? Is it not better for the country to leave- your dollars in *your ? } ? - pocket.9 . Your elected officials, their appointees, and- - government workers are expected to perform their public acts-with- honesty, openness, diligence, and special integrity. At the heart of our system must be confidence that these - people are always working for you. We believe that your initiative and-energy, our standard of living and the underlying economic strength of the coun- try. Government must work for the goal Of ' justice and the elimination-of unfair prac- tices, but no government has yet designed a more productive economic system or one which benefits as many people. The beauty of our land is our legacy to - our children. It must be protected by us so that they can pass it on intact to their childres. Tile fJnited States must always stand for ? peace and liberty in" the world and the rights of the individual. We must form sturdy part- - nerships with our allies for the preservation of freedom. We must be ever willing to nego- tiate differences, but equally mindful that there are American ideals that cannot be compromised. Given that there are other Approved or Rel nations with potentially. hostile, designs; we recognize that we can reach our :goals only while maintaining a superioes,znational. defense. ? - ? - ? -We support these pririelplee because they are right, knowing pill - well that -they will not be easy to achieve-Acting with restraint IS most difficult when confronted by an op. position Congress that. is . determined to promise- everything to.everybody. Arid this is what the ? Democrat Congress has been doh* A document, such as ?this Platform, which refuses to knuckle under to special interest. . groups, will be accused of..being...,uncaring." Yet itis -exactly because we 'do carp' about_ your basic- freedom -to manage your own life with a minimum of government interference,. because we do- care about encouraging'per- manent-and meaningful jobs, because we do - care about your getting paid in sound dollars. ? because- we. do-care about- resisting. the use of your till dollars for wasteful or .unproven programs-it :is for these reasons . that we are proposing only Actions that the nation can. afford and are opposing excessive tinker- ing with an economic that works bet- ter than'any other -in the world.- Our great-American Republio was founded on the principle: "one nation under. God, with-liberty-and- justice for. ea.'? This bicen- tennial year marks the anniversary of the .veatest secular experiment in history: _That- of. seeking ' to determine that a people are truly capable of self-government. It was our "Declaration" which put the world and pos- terity_ on notice "that Men are-, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" and that those, rights must not be taken from 'those to whom--God has given them. - ? - Recently, Peggy Pinder, a 23-year-old stu-. dent from Grinnell, Iowa. who is a delegate to this convention, said that she joined our . party "because Republicans understand .the place of government in the people's lives better than the Democrats. Republicans try to find ways, to take care of , needs through the private sector first while it seems auto- matic for ? Democrats to take- care of them -through the governmental system."' , The perception of Peggy Pinder governs this Platform. Aren't these -the principles ? .that -you. want your elected representatives to have?: , - - _ - Wage and price controls are not the solu---f. --,tion to inflation. They attempt to treat only:, the symptom-rising prices-not the cense. ;774 - Historically, controle have always :been a-: dismal failure,, and in- the end they create Only -?shortageel- black- markets and higher - prices'. For- these reasons -the Republican Party. Strongly opposes any reimposition of such con _col:an:S:4_4 ..0.,*Stand!Iy.haeis or other- Unfortunately' the, ,-Diiiiaerat-controlled -congress now persists inlitternptirig to obi-, 'tain.control over our nation's money creation policies by tsiring ?away: the independence , of thee . Federal_ Reserve - Board._ The same - ' people Who hairesomassively expandedlov- eminent spending Should Snot be allowed' - - politically to dominate our tionetary pollcy .' , The independence' of the 4ederal. _ Reserve System must be preservetiz, ?-- ??.- Massive, federally.funded-- public emnloY:.;-:-..,?;) ment "programs, suits the -Humphrey- ir Hawkins Bill currently, embraced by the neve.; Nat/anal Platform-of, the Democrat Party-Will:- a ,"? cost billions and can Only 'be- financed eithef through:Very large tax increases-or through, - ever inereasing-levels of 'deficit spending.? Al- though such government- "make-work" prn- , grams usually- provide a temporary stimulus - to tile', ecettomyi "quick-fix" solutleps of this ? ? - ross ND LATI We believe it is of paramount importance that the American people understand that the number one destroyer of jobs is " In- flation. We wish to stress that the number one cause-of inflation is the government's expansion of the nation's supply of money and credit needed to pay for deficit spend- ing. It is above all else deficit spending by the federal government which erodes, -the purchasing power of the dollar. Most Re- publicans in Congress seem to understand this fundamental cause-and-effect relation- ship and their support in sustaining over 40 Presidential vetoes in the past two years has prevented over $13 billion in federal spending. It is clear-that most of the Demo- crats do not understand this vital principle, or, if they do, they simply don't care. - Inflation is the direct responsibility of a spendthrift Democrat-controlled Congress that has been unwilling to discipline itself to live Within our means. The temptation to spend and deficit spend for politica/ rea- sons has simply been too great for most of our elected politicians to resist. Individuals, families, companies and most local and state governments must live within a budg- et. Why not Congress?_ - Republicans hope every,American realizes that if we are permanently to eliminate high unemployment, it is essential to protect the integrity of our money. That means putting an end to deficit spending. The danger, sooner or later, is runaway inflation. . ease 2004t12/20 : CIA-RDP75N1004 sort-like. a narcotics-_- larger and larger doses, and ultimately the destruction of far niorejobs than they create. - Sound job creation an-only be accomplished in the private sector of. the economy. cans must not be fooled into accepting govs-q _ernment as the employer of-last resort. Nor should we sit-icily-by' while 2.5 million American jobs aro-tlireatened by imports -of textile products. We encourage the renewal..., -- of the GATT Multifiber-Arrangement and the signing of other necessary bilateral' agree- rnents to protect our domestic. textile- in-- - In order to be able to provide-more joba, businesses must be able-ta expand; yet in- - order to -build and 'expand-, they must be profitable and able to borrow funds (savings). tbat-fiomeone else has been willing ? to part with-on a temporary, basis: In the long run, / inflation discourages thrift, encourages debt and destroys the incentive save which is-7 the mainspring of -capital- formation. When ' our -government-through deficit spending- -2 - and debasement - of _ the. currency-destroys .the incentive to :save- and to- -invest, it de- . , strays the very wellspring of American 'pro:- ductivity. Obvionsly, when production falls, -the number of jobs : ? - The- American people are beginning to tin- --derstand that no government can-ever add ;11 real wealth .(purchasing power) 'hs an- mon:- omy by simply turning. on the printing _- presses or by creating credit skit of thin air. - All government can do -Is confiscate and re- - - distribute wealth. No nation can spend its- way into prosperity; a nation can only spend its way into bankruptcy - 'TAXES AND COVEDiMENT .SDiSNDDIG .11 The Republican Party recognizes that policies and spending policies are in separa- *at - ble. If government spending la -not con-, _ trolled, taxes will inevitably rise either: di- rectly or through inflation. By failing to tie ? -7,t spending directly to income, the Democrat-- , controlled Congress has not kept faith with the American people. Every American knows he cannot continually live beyond his means. --The Republican- Party advocates a legis- lative policy -to -obtain a. balanced federal. budget and reduced tax rates. -While the best tax reform is tax reduction, we recefl- - niz,e the need for structural tax adjustments ? - to help the working men and women of our nation. To that end,-- we recommend tax - credits for collegetuition, ' postsecondary - technical training and:child care expenses - Incurred by working parents. - , ? ' -. Over the past two decades of Democrat ? - _-67AWY0400630016!'4"-- ?-? - ,? 'Approved Fa&lease 2004/12/20 :CIA-RDF'79M001p000400030015791?!- eptember 2,-19'76 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD SE . , H 973 control Of the Congress,- our tax ? laws have become a nightmare of complexity and un- fair tax preferences, virtually destroying the credibnity of the system. Simplincation should be a major goal of tax reform. ? ?? . ? - We support economic and tax policies to Insure- the necessary -job-producing expan- sion of our economy. These include hasten- ing capital recovery through new systems of accelerated depreciation,. removing the tax burden on equity . financing to encourage more Capital investment, 'ending. the unfair double taxation of dividends, and supporting proposals to enhance the ability of our-work-, asters through a system-of all-risk, crop 'fl- ing and other citizens to own "a piece of the , Surance through Federal government reinsur- ? action" through stock ownership. When. bal- ance = of private insurance companies, com- anced by expenditure reductions,. the per- ? bine& witth, the. existing disaster payment sonal exemption should be raised to $1,000. program., . , -? ? . - and urge our representatives to obtain the ?. most beneficial -agreements for -our. farmers and the nation's. economy. .- In. order to assure the. consumers of Amer- ica an.. uninterrupted source of food, it is necessary, to pass labor-relations legislation which Is responsive to the welfare of workers and to the-particular needs of food produc- tion: Such legislation should recognize the -need to prevent work stoppages -during the -Critical harvest periods. . ? ' ? ? We must: help farmers. -protect themselves ? from drought, flood and other natural dis- ' _ acairtriTtialt AND ..litrReL DEvExOPMENT , ...-__ - As in 1972, we urge prompt passage of 'the ?_Republican-sponsored legislation now pend- . . The bounty ..ef our farms is se Plentiful' ? ing inCongress-which will increase the estate that we may tend to forget what an amazing tax exemption to $200,000, allow valuation of production_ achievement this really is. Each ?,??? farm property on a current use basis and -American farmer :. and" rancher produces , provide for?extension of the time of payment enough food to feed over 56 people?a three- .. ?., _ in the case of -farms 'and small businesses. "fold increase in productivity in. 20 years. ' ? , This-overdue- estate and gift tax legislation ? _ Rural America mustrhe maintained se. a:, must be approved this year. We favor a liin! rewarding place to live. To accomplish- this, . eralized marital deduction and oppose capi-- our rural areas are entitled to servicescorn- 'tat gains tax at death. - ..-- - . ? , _. . ? lives of the American. people-must be re- parable to their . urban, neighbors:, such 'as . Innovations-in agriculture need. to be en- ' duced., The programs -and .activities of the water and sewer systems, Improved electricity couragedby expanding-research programs in- federal . government should - be required to and telephone service,- adequate transporta- ? eluding new-pest and predator control mess- meet strict testa of:7?,their-alsefttinesi.: And _ tion, available andadequate financial credit, ures, and utilization of crops as a new energy effectiveness, - - . ,_ - - ...--- ? ? - ,. ? ? and employment 'on ? , . ties ?'which will resource. If we expect our farmers to produce - In- _particular, . we cans-icier essential_ an allow small farmers to - snpnlenient -their -in- . . ...? , _ an abundant-food supply, they must have all analysis of the extensive-growth of laws and comes. -I . , . -- ?, . - ? -' the energy they-need to produce, market and . regulations governing production processes ' Farm exports havaZontinued":to expand ' process their crops and livestock. . ? and conditions and standards for consumer under the policies of this -Republican -Ad- . We continue to support farmer coopers- products, so as to determine whether the ministration?from a low of $6 billion in _ tives, including.rural electric, and telephone services and benefits the American people 1968, the last Democrat year, to $22 billion -their efforts to improve serv- receive are-worth the price-they are paying in -1975. These exports, are not giveaway pro- ices to their members. We support the for these services in higher_ Uses. and con- grams; most are -earning dollars. from the ? Capper-Volstead Act. sumer prices. : -- ?- _.? . ,--- --,-- marketplaces of the world, establishing a small Arms-to generate enotigh ,capital to - grow and create jobs. Estate taxes need lib- eralization to benefit the family business in \ the same manner as the family. farm. En? couraging investment in small _,businesses - through more equitable . tax . treatment re-- - mains the best- and least expensive method .s -of creating productive employment. - The Republican *Party,- recognizing that ;- small and independent business is the back- -bone of the American competitive system. pledges itself to strengthen this. vitaLinati- tution. ? The Republican Party believes in and dorses -the coneept that the American econ- omy is traditionally dependent upon fair .- competition in the marketplace. To assure' fair competition, antitrust litivs must treat all segments of the -38bnorny equally. Vigorous and, equitable enforcement of - antitrust - laws heightens competition and -- enables Consumers to obtain the lowest pos- sible price in the marketplace. -., ? emisirrcaaric OkinutrOnnariOle ? We believe that the extent of federal regu- lation and bureaucratic. interference in the We believe that non-farm corporations and We are intensely aware of the need to pro- favorable balance of trade and a higher tax-loss farming should be prevented from tect our environment and provide safe work- standard of living for all_ Through our farm unfairly \ competing against family farms, mg conditions in American -industry,-while . exports we fight the-problem of world hun- which we support as the preferred method. at the same time preventing theloss of jobs ger, especially with the humanitarian Food ? of farm organization. . .? and the closing of small businesses through -? for Peace Program (Public Law 480) of the ? Since farmers are practicing conservation- unrealistic or over-rigorous government rag- Eisenhower Administration and the?Repub- ists, they should not be burdened with un- ulations: We support a. balanced approach lican-controlled Congress of 1954.. , realistic environmental regulations. We are that considers the requirements of a grow- Republican farm policy has permitted cencerned about regulations' issued by the Ing economy and provides jobs for American farmers to use their, crop land fully. We els) Army Corps of Engineers that will regulate workers, ; - - - at last moving toward making effectiveuse of our superb resources. Net farm Meanie an "rou u. tine" agricultural and forestry activi- Th average businessman and employer is ties on "all" our waters and wetland, and - being overwhelmed by government-required paperwork- We support legislation to con- .? trol and reduce the burden of federal paper- work, partictilarly that -generated by the Internal Revenue Service and the- Census ' Bureau. , - ? more than double the average of the 19130's. support legislation to exempt routine farm- ing-operations from. these requirements. The Government should_ not dictate to the pro-- - ductive men and women who work the land. adjudication :of waterrights 'should be a To assure this, We stipport the continua...,._ matter of state determination. . - .,:..... . tion of the central principles of the Agricul.! f?????.? SITSINEss - ., . , :-.,? ::..- ?? ? thrill Act of 1973; with adjustments of tar- Small- business, so vital to our economic ? system, is free enterprise in its purest sense. It holds forth opportunity to the Individual, regardless of race or sex, to fulfill the-Amer- ican dream. Small businesses are the base of our economy and its main source of strength. Soma 9.6 million small firms gen- erate 55 percent of our private employment? or the livellitod of over 100 million-Ameri- cans. Yet while small businesses, have a unique place in our society, they- also have unique problems that government must ad- dress. Therefore, we recommend that the Small Business Administration (SBA): _ Assure adequate-financing to those credit worthy firms that-cantuit now obtain funds through conventional channels; - Include the proper mix of loan programs should not be singled out by export controls, to meet the needs of the many different types Also, When a foreign- national subsidizes, its of firms that constitute the American small farm exports, our farmers deserve protection business community; ' against such unfair practices. The federal ? Serve as an aggressive advocate for small government should assure that foreign, im- business and provide procurement, manage- ported commodities are equal in quality to ment and technological assistance. - onr domestic commodities. Nations from For survival, small businesses must have whom we buy commodities should not be relief from the overwhelming burden placed allowed to circumvent import restriction on them by many regulatory bodies. Paper- laws, such as the Meat Import Quota Act of work proliferation has grown out of control, 1964. and small business is not equipped to deal ' We recognize the importance of the multi- with this aggravation. get prices and loan levels to reflect increased production costs. ' We oppose oppose governmint-controlled grain , reserves, -just as- we ,oppose federal regula- tions that are unrealistic in farm practices, - such as those Imposed--by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental- Protection Agency (EPA). We urge prompt action by Congress In amending the Grain Inspection Act ,' to strengthen the present. inspection system and restore its integrity.. - . We firmly believe that. when the nation asks our farmers--to-go all out to produce as much as possible for world-vrkie Markets, the government should guarantee them =let-. tered access to those markets. Our farmers ? . GOVERiv-adMsrr THAX ,WoriEft- --We believe that Americans are fed up; with ? and frustrated by national government that ' makes great promises-and -fails to deliver, We -are! We think: that Democrat Con- gresses-Tin control-for 40 out of the last 44t- years?are the grand masters of _this prac- tkce. We thielr that a national government - givn so big that the left hand- doesn't .._. know what the right hand is doing baa caused the condition. we are in. What we now have Is a government ergs- fixation that doesn't make any sense. It has . not developed by design. It just grew?by' whim, bureaucratic fighting, and the caving - in of Democrat-Congresses to special interest 'N demands. So today we find that nine federal, . ? departments and twenty independent agen-? cies are involved in. education; seven de- - partments and eight agencies in health;, federal recreation areas are administered_ by six agencies in three departments; and so forth. s What we need, is a top-to-bottom overhauL Two high level presidential commissions un- _ der two Presidents?one a Democrat, one 'is- Republican?heve investigated and come up with the same answer: There must be func- tional realignment of government, instead: of the current arrangement by subject areas. lateral trade negatlaticApplInVeCiTelleikeleglienee'Vrfguitteglint7047579AttoPYft3001.&.9. ' " ?H 9474 Approved 4110Mggiffeil2ffatbRDIMIN We Want federal domestic departments to We encourage full participation in our reflect the major purposes - of government, electoral process. We further recognize the such as natural resources, human resources, sanctity and value of the ballot. In that re- community development and, economic af- ? gard, we oppose "federal post card registra- fairs. Unfortunately, the Democrat Congress tion." The possibilities of fraud are inherent has refused to address this problem. Now we in registration by mail. Such possibilities insist that attention must be paid. - ? - could not only cheapen our ballot, but in Too often in the past, we have been con- fact threaten the entire electoral process. - tent with organizational. or procedural solu- Control of the United States Congress by tions to complex -economic and social regu- the Democrat Party for 40 of the past 44 latory problems. We 'should no, longer ac- - years has resulted in a system dominated by cept rhetoric as a substitute for concrete re- powerful individuals and riddled with cor- - sults. The President has proposed to Con- .-ruption. Recent events have demonstrated- grass the Agenda for Government Reform Act, which would guarantee the systematic re-examination and reform of all federal reg- ulatory activities within the next four years. This legislation requires Congress and the , President to agree to undertake an exhaus- tive reassessment of the combined effects of, A000409030015--0 'September 2, 1 ? have been subjected to an Intolerable wave of violent crime. ,s ? - The victim of a crime -should be treated with compassion and justice. The attacker must be kept from harming others. Emphasis -must be on protecting the innocent and pun- ishing the guilty. Prevention of crime-is its best deterrent and should be stressed. , ' Fighting crime is?and should marily a local responsibility. We support the continuation of the federal help- given through the Law Enforcement Assistance Ad- ministration (LEAA) to law enforcement of- an unwillingness and inability by the Demo- flcials in our states, counties and raunicipali- _ crat Party to cleanse itself. Selective morality ties. Each state-should have the power to has been the order of the day. Positive Re- decide whether it wishes to impose the death publican initiatives have languished in Dem- penalty for certain crimes. All localities are. ocrat-controlled Congressional Committees urged to tighten their ball- practices and to while business.- as usual has continued in _review- their sentencing?,? and parole Washington. The American people demand procedures. ' . - all government regulations, and it requires and deserve' reforni of the United - States _The federal criminal dote /Should Include.- -- ., ,,, them to. adhere-to a_disciplined timetable to- congress. We. offer these proposals, of far, .-automatic' 'and. mandatory: niinimiun sten-- I i. ? assure annual results. The American people reaching reform: - ' - ? . ? , " ' . ' .- -? ?--- ?tencea for persons conunitting offenses tinder . - deserve no less. Every agency, of government : Repeal of legislation which-permits auto- .federal -jurisdiction that involve the use -of -- must ? be madesofficiant, and every govern-- --matte increases- in the. Salaries of Members , a dangerous weapon:, thatinvolve exception-1, . - ment regulation should be subjected to cost of Congress:- congressional staffs, and official ally serious crimes, such-as trafficking in hard- - benefit 'analysis.: The Occupational Safety ." expense allowances. Public- accountability drugs--,7-. kidnapping and- aircraft hijacking:- , and Health Administration (OSEIA) :is a demands that Members publicly-vote on in- , and that inyelve_injurIes committed by repeat.- typical example of a well-intentioned reg.!. .: creases onthe- expenses of their office. Mem-- ? offenders.' - - ? ' -? -7.--_-.--.-Z' - --: 2 '' '---.1- '- ulatory effort which has imposed large -costa ? hers' salary increases should not become ef- ? -. The work_ Presently_beitii done -Co iigi?eiz.-.:.. but has not solved: our problems. -?-,, ? - - - ' - fective 'Until a new. Congress is elected. '.-- -the antiobscenity 0-revisions- of the criminal.- -. - The beauty Of America's ? original concept -' - Elimination of proxy voting which allows - code has our full support. Since the jurisdic- - of government; was Its dieersity, --the belief Members to record votes in Committee with- tion of the-federal, government-in this field ,;?-_,---i that different purposes -are best served by mit being present for the- actual delibera- Is ? limited - to inteistate. commerce- and -the :'- governments at different -levels. In our life- tions on a-measure. , .? ? ,... .,- - mails; eie? urge state and. local governments .4 time, however, -Democrat ? Congresses have . ' Elimination of Democrat Caucus 'rules --to- assume- a--major . role -inlimiting the dis- allowed this- system to become warped .and . which allow- a Party to bind its Members' tribution ---, and, ...availability :..? of;... :.obscene - over-nationalized. As powers have flowed to votes on legislation. Each Member of Con- Washington, the ability to -attend to our grass represents ,his constituency- and must . problems has often dried. up in our- conamu- be free to vote in .accordance with the clic- , nities and states. This trend must be re- tales of-his constituency and individual con- versed. Local government is simply more ac- , science. ? crimes committed with a lethal. weapon are - countable to the people, and local people are. ? A complete audit by the General Account- - -",:' "1 ,- ----'? . perfectly capable of making decisions. - - ing Office of all congressional allowances and the only effective solution to-this problem. . .?,? - We reaffirm -the long standing principle of - appropriate disciplinary measures for those Sure and ..swift justice demands additional ' - the Republican Party- that the best govern- ' who have violated the public trust. ? judges; United States Attorneys and. other ..-? 4 ment is the one closeit to the. people. It is ' - Full public disclosure of financial inter- court-workers. The Democrat Congress has .. less costly, more accountable, and more re- eats by Members and divestiture of these in- . created -no new federal judgeships since 1970: sponsive to the people's needs. Our confidence terests which present conflicts of interest. .. _ we deplore this example of playing politics ' !' , - -- by initiating the Reveretie._Sharing Program:. - in the people of this nation was demonstrated' Changes in the House rules which would with -the-justice system. allow a House majority-to require the House Drug abuse is not simply ic-health Problem, '-: To date, $30 billion of federal- tax dollars ' Ethics Committee to conduct an investiga- but also- a very real law enforcement con-. have been returned to the states- and- bosh-- ' tion- into alleged miconduct by any Member cern ands problem of worldwide dimension. _ - ties. This program is administered with fewer ? of Congress if the Committee refuses to act Controlling _drug abuse calls for the ratifies- . ? ' ' .; ? - tion of tile existing international treaty on - --than 100, people- and a computer.. Revenue -on its ?Wil? '.., ? ' synthetic drugs; increased emphasis on pre- ' Sharing -is an- to reverse,-the. trend to- ? . --A, complete overhaul and streamlining of , ward centralization. Revenue Sharing ?must the system which has permitted the prollf- venting the diversion of amphetamines and ? - continue without unwarranted -federal stile- eration of subcommittees with over-lapping ? lii-rbiturates into illegal markets, and inten.;--7--:i - _- tures and regulations. , ? "..I. responsibility, ' vague jurisdictional defini- 2 sive efforts to keep drugs out of this coun- As a further-step in this direction, the Re- 'tions and a-lack of legislative production.- try. Heroin continues to come across our - -, ? publicans-in Congress promoted the new con- ' , Quarterly publication of names, titles and borders. Drug enforcement agents-and inter- cent, of federal block -mania to- localities for , salaries of all, Congressional employees. ,...; -national - cooperation must Out off this e a ? - =2:7 ' _ We' support the right of "citizens to keep_ and bear 'arms.. We oppose federal reg,istra- _ tion of firearms.. Mandatory: sentences for much greater flexibility. Under block grants, Improved lobby disclosure legislation so federal funds can be tailored by the states that the people will know how much money and localities to the wishes of each commu- is being spent to influence public officials. nity. There are now two block grant pro- Citzens are demanding the end to the . grams?in community development and ern- rapid and wasteful increase in the size of Block grant_ programs _ Washington government. All steps must be should be extended to replace many existing taken to insure that unncessary federal agen- - categorical health, education, child nutrition- cies and programs are eliminated and that and soctal services programs. The Democrat Congress carefully scutinize the total budget Congress stands guilty of _failing to enact of each agency. If it is determined that sun- -.,., these vital reforms. Our ultimate goal is to set laws and zerobased budgeting can Sc-, restore taxing and spending to the-local level. complish these ends, . then they will have ' The Republican Party has always believed our support. Washington programs must be that the propel' role of government is to do made as cost-effective as those in the states only those things which Individuals ? cannot and localities. Among the many serious do for themselves. We encourage individual complaints that we wish to register on be- initiative and oppose the trend of ever ex- half of e American peoplepoor op- additional research in this area. The struc- pending government programs which is de- eration of the United States Postal Service.ture of the family mint be strengthened. All stroying the volunteer spirit in America. We We note the low respect the public has for enterprises have to be encouraged to .find- - firmly believe that community- Involvement- Congress?a Democrat-controlled institu- more jobs for young people. A youth differ- is essential to the development of effective tion?and wonder how the Democrats can ential must be in. the minimum , solutions to the problems confronting our, ' possibly honor their pledge to reform gov- wage law. Citizen action should let the tele- :- ?- .ernment when they have utterly failed to re- ., vision industry know that we want it to curb e While we oppose a uniform national form Congress. in ? violence programming because of its effect many, we encourage the concept of regional ' A SAYE AND `MST e?cIETY on our youth. . ? --- - - - - - presidential primarles, which would group - Every American has a right to be protected The criminal justice system must be more . ? those states which voluntarily agree to have from criminals. Violence has no place in our vigilant in preventing rape, eliminating dis- ...- gnresaicdoentialonpdrimaxies limspeip6intitcrioyeikeWar4g4=c4gitalpg nAyporgo *me 4._ 1 tna.23:3174519ctim _ and dealing supply.- We say.:' Treat the addicts, but,?. -at the same tinie,' remove the- pushers from the, street' and. give them mandatory sentences.' - ?_-.iuveniles now account for-almost half _the, arrests for serious crimes--murde.r, rape, rob- bery and aggravated' assault.- ,The- cost- of school- -violence and vandalism 'is estimated at $600-- million annually, about what.--ls, - spent on textbooks. Primary . responsibility:, - for raising- our children,.? instilling proper- values and thus preventing juvenile delin- quency /lee with the. family, not the govern- merit -Yet when- families- fail,- local law ?en-: forcement . authorities -must respond. Law-..7 enforcement- block grant funds can be used- by states In correcting and -preventing ?juve- :- Mk delinquency. The LEAA should promote. Approved *Release- 2004/12120 :-CIA-RDP791i/10 A00040003K1 SE- 9475 Seiitembey 2, 1976 - CONGRESSIONAL RECORIY.-:- States should recognize -.that- antiquated and overcrowded prisons are not conducive to rehabilitation. A high -priority of prison refosm should be to help. the young first-thus offender. There should be adequate separa- tion ' of young from adult offenders, more relevant prison industries, better counseling community-based alternatives- and more help in getting a job for the offender who has served his or her. time. Terrorism?both ' domestic and interna- tional?must be stopped. Net only must the strongest steps be taken in the United States, but collective action must come from all nations. Deterring every form of -:- hijacking calls for sanctions against coun- tries that aid terrorists- The world com- munity should take appropriate action to ? deal with terrorist organizations. We ap- plaud the daring rescue- by Israel of inno- cent civilian hostages who were kidnapped by terrorists. While we rerget that loss .of life was involved, the-courageous manner in e which the hostages._were 'freed speaks elo- quently to our abhorrence' of world bandits. . THE RIGHT TO. PRIVACY Liberty depends in great measure on the privacy that each American retains. ? - We are alarmed by Washington's growing collection of information. The number of federal data banks is new estimated at- be- tween 800 and 900 and more than 50 egen- cies are involved. We question the need for all these computers to be storing the records- of our lives. Safeguards must . protect us against this information .being misused or disclosed. Major changes, for example,- are needed- to maintain the confidentiality of tax returns and Society Security records. Recent Supreme Court: decisiops have held that. an individual has no constitutional right to the privacy of records held in banks or other depository institutions and that .they can be readily obtained by law wi- t- forcemeat agencies without a person's con- sent or knowledge. Law- enforcement au- thorities must be able to pursue criminal violators, yet,-at the same time, there should be reasonable controls imposed to protect the privacy of law-abiding citizens. We sup- . port legislation, now' assure. this protection. ? ? Too many government records, -on ' the other hand, are unnecessarily classified. . Congress- and the Executive should devise a' . more reasonable system for classfying and handling government information. .* The President's achievements in protect- ing privacy are unequalled by past adminise trations and must be - built upon - in -the Famines must contintie to be the founda4.- loneliness or dependence. The values of hard work and responsibility start with the family. As Modern life ? brings changes in our so- ciety, it also puts stresses on families trying to adjust to new realities while maintaining cherished values. Economic uncertainty, un- employment, housing difficulties, women's and men's concerns with their changing and often conflicting' roles, high divorce rates, ? threatened neighborhoods and schools, and publin.scandar -all create a. hostile atmos- phere that-erodes family structures and' fame ily values. Thus it is imperative that our gov- ernment's programs, actions, officials and so-, ecial welfare institutions never be allowed tn jeopardize: the family:. We- fear the govern- ment may be powerful enough to destroy our ' families we know that-it is not powerful . . enough to replace them.: ? - . . Because of our concern for family. values,- we affirm our beliefs, stated elsewhere in this Platform, in many elements that will make our country a more hospitable environment for family life:-neighborhood schools; edu- cational systems-that include and are re- sponsive to parents' concerns; estate .tax changes to establish more realistic exemp- tions which will minimize disruption of al- ready bereaved families i' a position on abor- tion that values human life; a welfare policy to encourage rether than discourage families to stay together and seek economic Jade- -peridence; a tax system that. assists rather than penaliees families with elderly meta; bers, children in day care or children in col- lege; economic and employment policies that ? _stop the shrinkage of our dollars and stimu- late the creation of jobs so that 'families can plan for their economic security:- - - ? EDUCATION ?-? Our children deserve quality education. -We .believe that segregated schools are morally wrong and unconstitutional. How- ever, we oppose forced busing to achieve - racial balances in our schools. We believe there are educational advantages for chil- dren in attending schools in their own neigh- borhoods and that the Democrat-controlled Congress has failed to enact legislation to- protect this concept. The racial composition of many schools results from decisions by 'people about' where they choose to live. If Congress continues to fail to act, we would favor consideration of an amendment to the Constitution forbidding the assignment .of children to- schools- on the basis of race. Our approach' is to work to eradicate the root causes of ?segregated schools, such as housing discrimination and gerrymandered school districts. We must get on with -the education of all our children. - - Throughout our history the education of our children has been a community respon- sibility.-- But now federal categorical grant propitiate .pressure local school districts into substituting Washington-dictated priorities -for- their 'Own. Local school administrators and school boards are . being turned Into bookkeepers for the federal government. Red -.tape and restrictive regulations -stifle ima- gination and creativity. We are deeply con- cerned about the decline in the performance _ of our schools and the decline inpublic con- fidence in them. t _ , -.We favor consideration of tax- 'credits for .. parents making 7-elementary and secondary school tuition permeate. ? - ? Local communities wishing -to -.conduct non-sectarian prayers in their public schools should be able to do so. We favor a consti- tutional amendment to achieve this end. We propose consolidating federal cate- gorical grant programs into block grants and turning the money over to the states to use in accordance with their own needs and priorities and with minimum bureaucratic controls. A single program must preserve the funding that is directed at the needs of such future. We tWweapyltret:IlicinakaUlarlysuremteourchanehglesldrinen-f edam- ? eral record-keeping systems, the appointment of the Commission on the CIA, theereorgae nization of the intelligence community and ,come tax returns, e. . ? the restriction of - White . House access-,:i THE AMERICAN ?PARITLY ? - time of our nation. ? ? ? - ? - Familiese-not government' progran:fs?are properly nurtured, our elderly are cared for,. our cultural and spiritual heritages are per:. petuated, our laws are observed ,and our- values are preserved. . , ? If families fail in these vitally .1:im- portant tasks, there is little the govern- ment, no matter how well-intentioned, can do to remedy the results. Schools can- not educate children adequately- if fain- ? nies are not supoprtive of the learning process. Law enforcement authorities are nearly helpless to curb juvenile delin- quency without family cooperation in teach- ing' young people respect for property and laws. Neither medicine nor school feed- ing programs can replace the family's ability to provide the basis for good health. Isolation Responsibility -for education, -.-particularly on the-elementary -and secondary levels, be- -longs to local, communities_ and parents. In- _ trusion by the federal government must be -_ - ? avoided. Bureaucratic control_of_ schools by -Washington has the potential for destruction.-- - of our educational system by-taking more arei - more decisions away from _parents and local. - school authorities. Financial- dependence OD,;- the federal government inevitably leads to - 'greater Centralization. of authority. We-be-es_ .lieve, therefore, that a study -should be- au-': thorizedeconceriehig-- funding' of eelenaentary and secondary education; . coupled with- S. eee study regarding return to-the !dates of equiv-- e ? silent revenue to compensate for any -ices ? - in present levels Of federal fundingee, ' Unless .steps are taken. iernediately, wale' .ing prices will restrict a college education to the rich. and. those-poor enough to qualify: now for government aideFederal highenedu- cation policy should continue to focus on fi- nancial . aid: for-needy individuals,- but bee cause' the ? finfuaciar -ability to, go to college >is- fast slipping out- of the grasp- of middle ? ineOnle families, more realistic eligibillty guidelines for- student aid are essential. Government interference he. the manage- -scant -of colleges. and -universities must be - stopped. Federal support. to assist' in meet- ing theegrave financial problems of-higher education should be, forthcoming, 'but such ? funds should never _he 'used-ac--devices for imposing added controls.....e. 7-eeee-e-ee Diversity in education_ has- great - vane-. 'Public schools and non-public schools should share in education funds onen constitution- ally acceptable basis. Private colleges and, universities should be assisted to maintain.- healthy competition and to enrich diversity..., The cost of expanding public -campuses can be kept down if existing private institutions- ? - are helped to accommodate .ouite student 'eei population. - We favor continued' speciar-.fedeml sup' ,portfor vocational educatien Every: American should: have-; accesse-tre-- 'quality health care at an affordable price: The possibility of an extended illness en - family is a frightening prospect; but, U- it - does happen, a person should at least- be pro- Meted from having it wipe out lifetime save- --,eeeee ings. Citastrophic expenses incurred from major illnesses and accidents- affect only a ' small percentage of Americans each year, but.e, for those people, the financial burden, can be devastating. We support extension: of data, strophic. illness protection to all Who cermet .obtain it. We shoeld.utilize one private health insurance system to Assure- adequate mroteee- tion for those who do -not have it. Such ane approach will eliminate theredl-ape and high : bureaucratic costsinevitebleln. a cemprehene sive national program. - The--Republican Parti oieneees Conipitliory national health insurance- Americans should kali* ebat the- Demecrae ? Platform, which offersea' government-oper- ated and financed "comprehensive natiena, health insurance system -withenniversal and- . mandatory'. coverage," will :increase federal government spending by pore -than $70 bile . lion in its first full year:Such:a-plan Could-- require a personal income -tax .increase of :'- .approximately. 20 percent. oppose- this huge, new, health_ insurance tax. Moreover, we do not believe that; the federal govern-- meat can administer effectively the Demo- crats' cradle-to-grave proposal, -; e The most effective, efficient and economical.: ? inethod to improve health: care and extends-le' its ayselahnity to all it-to -build. on the pres- ent health delivery :and insurance system,' - which covers nine-out of every ten Arn,eicans. ? A coordinated effort should be mounted - - Immediately to contain the rapid increase in health care costs by al available mean.s such - from meaningful family _contact etakep_ it aciiistewitin DMandioapneel and the curjaanizta of hialerer life styles virtually Impossible for tiespillone even R CIA=RDP79M0 6394) preventive care. e _ - . Approved FliVelease 2004/12/20 : CIA-RDP79M00 H 9476 COKGRESSIONAL RECORD ?HMS better distribution of medical manpower, a lust portion of our nation's rights and emphasis on out-of-hospital services, and 'opportunities. We reaffirm our-. pledge to elimination of wasteful duplication of medift -work to eliminate discrimination in all areas cal services. ? . ? ? ? for reasons of :race, color, national origin. We oppose excessive intrusions from Wash- age, creed or sex and to enforce vigorously ington in. the delivery of health care.. we laws guaranteeing women equal rights. - . believe in preserving the privacy that should The Republican Party reaffirms its sup- exist between a patient and a physician, par- port for ratification of the Equal Rights ticularly in regard to the confidentiality oi Amendment._ -Our Party was -the first na- medical records. ?? tional party to endorse the E.R.A. in 1940. Federal health programs should. be con- ,We continue to believe its ratification is solidated into a single grant to each state, essential to insure equal rights for all Amer- where possible; -thereby. allowing 'much leans. In our 197a Platform, the Republican greater-flexibility in setting local priorities. -party recognized the great contributions -Our rural areas, for example, have different women have made to aociety as homemakers ? -health care -delivery needs-than our cities, and mothers, as contributors to the corn- \ Federal laws and regulations should respect munity through volunteer work, and as 'these differences and make it possible to re- members of ?the labor force in careers. The ? spond differently to differing needs. Fraud Platform stated then,-'and repeats now, that In Medicare and Medical programs should be the Republican Party "fully endorses the exposed and eliminated. - principle of -equal rights, equal opportu- We need a comprehensive and equitable nities and equal responsibilities for women." / approach ,to the subject of mental health. The Equal Rights Amendment Is the em- Such a program should focus on the preven- bodinient of this principle and therefore tion, treatment and care of mental illness, we support its swift ratification. ---,- It should cover all aspects of the interrela.- The question of abortion is one of the tionships between emotional illness and most difficult and controversial of our time. other developMental disabilities .that seek to It is undoubtedly' a moral and personal is- remove us from the dark ages in these areas. - Alcoholism and drug abuse, growing prob- lems in America today, should receive the utmost attention.- While we support valid medical and bio.. logical research efforts which -can' produce life-saving results, we oppose any research on live fetuses. We are also opposed to any legislation which sanctions ending the life of any patient.' - ? . - ? CHILD NUTRITION ' ? Every child should have enough to eat. Good nutrition is a prerequisite of a healthy life. We must focus our resources on feeding needy children. The present school lunch .4aLvors a continuance of the public dialogue programs provide a 20 percent subsidy to underwrite the,meals of children from mid- on abortion and supports the efforts of those die- and upper-income families.' - who seek enactment of a constitutional amendment to restore protection of the-right The existing 15 child nutrition programs should be consolidated into one program, to life for unborn children. _ administered by the states, and concentrated The Social Security System, our federal' on those children truly in need.. Other fed- tax laws, and unemployment and disability eral programs should insure that low-income Programs currently discriminate against people will be able to purchases, nutrition- women and af ten work against ,married ally adequate food supply. couples as well. These inequities must be cor- rected. We special recognize that spial support =MAL RIGHTS AND ENDING DISCRIMINATION must be given to the increasing number of Roadblocks must .be removed- that may' women who have assumed responsibility as prevent Americans from realizing their full . the heads of households while also being potential in society. Unfair discrimination wage earners. Programs for Job training, - is a burden that intolerably weighs morally, counseling and other services should be es- economically and politically upon a free tablished to help them attain their dual role nation. in society. While working tio eradicate discriminatory - -"- We reiterate the pledges elsewhere in this Practices, every citizen should be encouraged platform of support for child care assistance, to take pride in and foster the cultural ? ? i heritage that has been passed on from pre- part-time and flexible-time work that ens- hies men and women to combine employment vious generations. Almost every- American , and family responsibllitiea estate tax traces ancestry from another country: this form, small 'business. assistance for women, cultural diversity gives strength to our rape prevention and elimination of cii.scrimr ? national heritage. - _ ?? inatary housing practices.. - - There . must be vigorous enforcement, of ? - - laws to assure equal treatment in ?job ? Ethnic A ? recruitthent, hiring, promotion, pay, credit, Ethnic Americans have enriched this na- ? mortgage access and housing. The way to tion with their hard work, self-reliance and end discrimination, however. is not by resur- respect for the rights and needs of others. recting the much discredited quota system 'Ethnic groups reaching our shores at various and attempting to cloak it in' an aura of times have given our country its unique new respectability. Rather, we must provide identity and strength among the nations of - alternative means of assisting the victims the world. We recognize and value the con- of past discrimination to realize their full tributions of Ethnic Americans. to our free worth as American citizens. and democratic society. . Wiping out past discrimination requires - Hispanic-Americans ? continued -emphasis on providing educa- tional opportunities for minority citizens, tion, there must be an intensive educational increasing direct and guaranteed loans to - enort to enable Spanish-speaking students to minority business enterprises, and affording become fully proficient In English while qualified mineritY Perseus equal uPPertu-' maintaining their own language and cul- - nities for government positions at all levels. tural heritage. Hispanic-Americans must not ? -; be treated as second-class citizens in schools. Women, who comprise a numerical employment or any other aspect of e just majority of the P?PulenitiltiNteInitrikt I Men di5Vih2/264.t altr-F413131t 4 sue but it also involves complex questions relating to medical science and criminal jus- tice. There are those in our Party who favor complete support for the Supreme Court decision which permits abortion on demand. There .are -others who share sincere convic- tionsthat the Supreme Court's decision must be changed by a. constitutional amendment prohibiting all abortions: Others have yet to take a position, or. they have assumed a stance somewhere in between polar positions. We protest the Supreme Court's intrusion Into the family structure through its denial of the parents' obligation and right to guide their minor children. The Republican Party ? --"---:-Septqmbey; 2, 1g76.., 13.1spanfo;Anieriealis truly believe that indl, vidual integrity must-ba paramount:. what they want most from government and politics is the opportunity to participate-.fuliy.. The R.epublican Party' has and always will .offer this opportunity. 4 - indians and Alaska Natives- -1- _ We nave a unique torninitment to Native- Americans; we pledge to. continue to honor- cur_ trust relationship 'with them, and we , ? reaffirm our federal? Indian 'policy Of self- .7 determination without "termination. This meansmoving smoothly...a.ud quickly away from federal domination le-effective partici- -- ? . _potion and communication by Indians in the political process and in the-planning, con- tent and administration of federal programs. We sb.all pursue' our jointeffort with Indian. leaders to assist 'in "the orderly development of Indian and native-owned resources and. , to continue to. attack the severe health, edit- cation and unemployment -problems, which -.4. exist among Indians and klaska Natives..'' Puerto Rico,: the District- of ,Columbisanit ? . the Territories ..: The principle of, self-doterinination, governs our positions. on Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia- as it has in past' ? platforms. We again support statehood for Puerto Riot,. if that is the people's choice in.." .1 a referendum...with inn recognition within.-..-;1-1 the- concept of a multicultural tiociety of the citizens' right to retain their Spanish len-- guage and traditions; and Support giving the 1 District of Columbia voting representation t?-? in the United. States Senate and House of Representatives and fullhome ride over those.T.-- matters that are purely local.. ' : _ -.;-? ,? . We will continue to. negotiate with the Congress of Micronesia on. the future politi- .- cal status of the Trust- Territories of the ."1 Pacific Islands to meet the mutual interests of ,both Parties. We support a plebiscite by the people of American Samoa on whether. , they wish to elect a _territorial., governor We . favor whatever action is necessary to permit - American citizens resident. in. Guam. Puerto- r Rice and the Virgin Islands to vote for Presi-? dent and Vice President in nationarelections... : ? ? With regard to Guam and the Virgin Islands, we urge an increased degree of self-sufficiency and support maximum: broadening of self- government - _ - the most basic ? principle of ail:. Achievement and -preservation of human . - rights in our society is. based on the willing acceptance by millions of Americans of their responsibilities as free citizens. Instead- ot,. vievring government prograniewith ever -in-.: creasing expectations, we.ratist readily as-- - sume the obligations of mage-earners, taxpay- ?era and supporters of our government and laws. This is often.forgotten, and so it proptiate to remind ourselves in this Plat-i 'form that this'iswhy'our society.worka , ? -,-;":2 - - -,nsafor.c.seeita arrizial4a -Handicapped persons must be_ admitted into Ine mainstream ?roar society.. Too often the handicapped population at ? the nation?over 30 million men, women and ' childrenhas, been denied the _rights taken - - for granted 'by ether citizens. 'Time after time, the paths are closed to-the handicap----. ped in education, employment, transporta-. ?- tion, health care, housing,- recreation, insur- ance, -polling booths and due; process of law. National Involvemelfts is necavsary to correct discrimination, in these areas. Individual in- centive alone cannot do it. We pledge continued attention to the prob- -- terns caused by barriers in architecture, corn- - munication, transportation and attitudes. In . addition; we realize that to deny education . and employment simply because of an exist- - ing disability runs counter to our accepted = belief in the free enterprise system and forces 6.ttpdmilignyMcfets_rrly... _depend_ ent on4 Approved FeI?e 2004/12/20:: CIA-RDP79M0 A0004000300i5-.. S'ePtember 2, 1916 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD? -H SE H 9477 others. Similarly, the denial of equal access to credit and to acqUisition of venture capital on the basis of a handicap- or other disabil- ity conflicts with Republican philosophy. We advocate the elimination of needless barriers for all handicapped persons. - .. ? WORKING AMERICANS .,' Free collective bargaining remains the best , . -? way to insure that American workers, receive a fair price for their labors. . The special problems of collectivebargain- ing in state and local government should be addressed at those levels. Washington should not impose its standards on local govern- ments. While we oppose 'strikes by 'public employees, we recognize that states have the .- right to permit them if they choose. Union membership, as a condition, of em-. ployment has been regulated by state law under Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act. This basic right should continue to be- de= termined by the states-We oppose strikes by federal employees, thennionization:, of our military forces and, the' legalization of-com- mon-sit-us picketing, , ? ? . Employees of the, ? federal government.. should not engage-in partisan politics:, The Civil Service System must remain-non-par- tisan, and non-political. The Hatch _Act now protects federal employees; we insist that it be uniformly administered. Among the rights that are the entitlement of every American worker is the right tojoin - a Union?large, small- or independent' the right to be protected againstracial discrimi- nation and misuse of dues; the right to union elections that are fair and democratic; and the right to be assured of ultimately- receiv- ing his or her pronaLsed pension benefits. 7' ' Safe and healthful working conditions' are goals of utmost-importance. We should ex- pect the Occupational Safety and Health Ad- ministration to help employers. particularly In small businesses, comply with the law, and we will support legislation providing on- site consultation. - There should be considerable concern over the presence of several million illegal aliens in the country who fill jobs that otherwise would be available to American workers. We support increased-efforts-to deal more effec- - tively with this problem and favor legisla- tion prohibiting employers from knowingly hiring illegal aliens. The Democrat leaders in Congress have eystematically killed every at- tempt to debate this legislation -in, recent . mente, partienlarly directed at the productive be Continued :and extended to eti&narage sen-? _ . . . involvement- of able-bodied persons in use- , ior citizens . to , Continue to. be 'active and ful community - work -projects; (4) Provide , involved in. society. Appropriate domicluAry . educational -and - vocational incentives to care programs should be developed to en- alloW recipients to become-self-supporting: 'able' 'senior citizens to receive such care with- '(5) - Better. coordinate 'federal efforts with ? out. losing other: benefits to which. they May ? local and state social' welfare aglificie-s and he entitled.. ' ' -' ; - ' - - ? -' -- - ' strengthen- local and ,state admintstrative .- .' 'We faVorTthe."..--ebelition.--in arbitrary . age---. --- functions. We oppose federalizing the wel- levels for mandatory retirement. ..-: . ,, ? , -? _ fare system; local levels of government are -7_ The Medicare.program-must.. be Improved - - most aware' of the- neede of their communi- ?:to help control inflation. in health care,e.osta ties. Consideration should be given to a range -triggered by presen.t.regulations.. : ---, ... .- of Options in financing the Programa to - , Other areas of concern to the elderly -that 'assure that state and local responsibilities are need increased attention- arehome and out- -- _ . .... met We also, oppose the guaranteed annual patient care, a. deqUate transportation, nutri- .? 'income condept or any programs that reduce tion, day care and homemaker-care-as an al-:: - the Incentive to work.- - ' ????? 1,-,-..- :- - ?- . ternativeto costly institutional-treatment. , - - . Those features of the present law: par- ' ' A nation should be judged by its ability to _ ticularly the food stamp program, that draw '' help make all the years, of life-as productive ,inth ' assistance . programs people who , are __. - .:-----. ' ' .and gainful as eibie...ThiaE..nation still:has capable of.paying for their own needs Should a job to dor7._.-;,...- . . . ,:-....?,,,ic,i- --%,,,, ? L;',..c.,-, ?.,,,- 'be correeted. The humanitarian purpose. of - ' ' - ,?,- - - - '.- ' -- ' ? ' such progranie. must '.-not be corrupted. by- "!:: _ -'.-7-?"'.5-- -":"'''..3-.--- - ' - -- ,VETERAN 4t, 4.;':',1,.-.?..k. ,-: ? ..: nation must never-forget. its apprecia- .eligibility loophby oles..Republicans in Food' stamp program- ''' Ticke- ? 'bio tliose who haveserved 'reforms. proposed. Congress - ? .weuld accomplish tlie twin' goals of directing in.. the armed forces., ?,-" '? r . .--,-.--,:. ? , ? .. ; --'', lining admi,niStration. ' ? resources' to those most-in need and stream- ?? ? -.Because they bear the heaviesi.butdens of - . war,? .we owe - Speclal honor: and compensa- - ' " ? ion to disebled?veterans e.ndsurvivors of the - " - We Must never forget-that unemployment . t . - . ? 'compensation - is insurance, not a welfezewar dead- - L"'? . ''''::% '' ..:':'''....'''I'' '''1-.1-7. - -- - :' .program. It should be- redesigned to assiire .. - We am 'firmly aaminlited:.tcrinaintainine that, working is always more . beneficial th,,n, and improving .our .Veterans Administration . collecting unemployment benefits. The bens- hospital system. ?Z.-.7.-i . u ,..? :..7:: ' . . fits should help most the hard-core unem- - Younger - veterans, especially those who . - ployed. Major efforts must be encouraged served- in the -Vietnam conflict, deserve ad- - through the private sector to, speed up the itcation, job' and housing ? loan benefits process of finding jobs for those temporarily- equivalent .to those of World War II ? and -- -.---:-. out of work..-:. :- .. :: - .. ' ..?: _ ? . - ,, ,.._, the Korean conflict. Because of 'our deep and - ? - ? .-- OLDER ASSERICANs ---p ?._ ., :- continuing concern for those stul listed as ' ?*-01der "Americans' constitute one of -Our Prisoners . of .War or Missing in Action- in , most valuable resources. .- Vietnam, the Foreign Policy- section of this ? Families should be supported in trying to :Republican Platform calls for. top - priority ment laws ? and policies contribute to the actions, ? - .. And we must continue to provide for our take care of their elderly. Too- often govern- deterioration of family life. Our tax 'ewer-veterans' at their death a .final resting place for example; permit a deduction to the tax- for their remains in a national cemetery-and - - "payer who gives a contribution to a chart- the costs of transportation thereto.. '. table institution that might care - for an - . ': : A,NATIONAL 'URBAN STRATEGY" '':" '': elderly parent, but offer little or no incentive ' ' The decay and decline of. communities 111 - to provide care in the home. If an elderly 'this country is not-just a physical and eco- , parent relinquishes certain asskts and enters - nomic crisis, but is traceable to the decline a nursing home, the parent may qualify for ? of a real "sense of community" in our society. full Medicaid', coverage, but if parents, live- community development cannot be achieved with their 'children, any Supplemental Sc- merely by throwing, dollars and mortar at - purity Income benefit for which they are our community problems; what must be de..., -- -eligible may-be reduced: Incentives must be yeloped Is a new sense of mutual concern - written Into law to encourage families to and responsibility among . all members of . a care, for their older members. -. ? community for its improvement. : " ? _ Along with loneliness and ill health, older ,,We recognize the family, the neighborhood *. ' Americans ere deeply threatened by Mile- and the private volunteer sector' to be the tion. The coats of the basic necessities of most basic and vital units within our corn- - life?food, 'shelter, clothing, health ' care-- =nettles and we-recognize their central role - -. have risen so drastically as to reduce the :in revitalizing our communities. We propose- abilityormany older persons to subsist with 'a strategy for urban revitalization that both any measure of dignity. In addition to our treats our 'urban. areas as. social organisms, - and recognizes that the family is the basic . building block in these organisms::: - _. '. -, -- _ Effectively helping our cities now -requires a -coordinated National. Urban ? Policy. The 'Inc:reused part-tin1e': and. flexible-hour work should be encouraged wherever feasi- ble. In keeping With our belief in family life; we want to expand more opportunities for men and_3eomen to combine family- respon- sibilltres and employment . . :winaimals =roam- ' The work of all Americans contributes toi the strength of Our nation, and all who are able to contribute should, be encouraged to do so. _ ,?? In every, society there will be. some who cannot work, often through no fault of their own. The measure of a Country's compassion is how it treats the least fortunate... . We appreciate the magnificent variety of private charitable institutions which,. have developed in the United States. .? _ . - -The Democrat-controlled Congress has Pro- duced a jumble of degrading, dehumanizing, , wasteful, overlapping and' inefficient pro- ? grams failing to assist the needy poor.. A systematic and complete overhaul of the wel- fare system should be initiated immediately. The following goals should govern the re- form of the welfare system: (1) Provide ade- quate living standards for the truly needy; (2) End welfare fraud and prevent it in the future with emphasis on removing ineligible recipients from the welfare rolls, tightening food stamp eligibility requirements, and end- ing aid to illegal aliens lfllteViltl3WrxeilliR unemployed; (3) Strengthenwork require. program for protecting against excessive costs of long-term illness, nothing will be as beneficial to the elderly as the effect of this Platform's proposals on curbing inflation. The Social Security benefits are of ines- cornerstone of this policy must be to curb tiniable importance to the well-being and . Inflation This policy, must be based on the financial peace-of-mind of most older Amer- principle that the levels- of government !cans. We will not let the Social Security closest to the cities' problems are best able 'system fail: We will work to make the Social to respond. Thus federal and state assistance Security system actuarily sound. The Social to cities and counties sould give the greatest Security program must not be turned into a flexibility to those directly on the scene, the welfare system, based on need rather than. local elected officials. Such a policy should contributions. The cost to employers for So- replace the welter of confusing and often cial Security contributions must not be conflicting federal categorical grant pro.. raised to the point where they will be unable grams?the aproach of the Democrat Cone to afford contributions to employees' private gress?with block grant programs that allow pension programs. We will work for an in- cities and counties to set their own priorities. crease in the earned Income ceiling or its Without an urban policy, the Democrat- elimination so that, as people live longer, controlled Congress has created a bodge- there will not be the present penalty on podge of programs which have all but de- work. We will also seek to correct those pro- stroyed our once vital cities. At the same visions of the system that now discriminate time, urban crime rates have skyrocketed and against women and married couples. " the quality and promise of metropolitan edu- Such programs as Foster Grandparents and cation systems have plummeted. All this has intrf 411rom Social Security limitations, should urban program; has increased al- 640612 WAR !APT@ Mce 04 woom hat the number yte3g t ? 'EE 94 78 -4.kpproved Fodramign2/20 ? CIA-RDP79M00 AL- REtORD ?IIPUS most tenfold: from 48 in 1946 to 435 in 1988: and expenditures have increased 3000, per- _ cent: from $1 billion to $30 billion. _ The Republican programs of revenue shar- ? ing and block grants for community develop- - ment and manpower havealready helped our cities and counties immensely. We favor ex- tension of revenue sharing and the orderly conversion of categorical grants into block grants. When federal assistance-programa for 400 40403665474.-LS: r . September 2;.1 To meet the housing needs of this country there must .be a continuous, stable and ade- quate flow of funds for the purpose of real estate mortgages at realistic interest rates. To continue to encourage home ownership, which now encompasses 64 percent of our families, we support the deductibility of in- terest on home mortgages and property taxes. We favor the concept of federal revenue 'sharing and block grants to reduce the ex- general purpose local" governments are ad- cessive burden of .the property tax in !inane. _ ministered through the states, there should bag loeal government _ be direct pass-through and effective role for We are concerned with the. excessive re- citiesand counties in the planning, alloca,- ileac? of financing welfare and public school tion and use of the funds. ' ? ? costs primarily by the property tax. ' Federal, state and local government re- - We support inflation-Impact studies on governmental regulations, which are in- flating housing costs. - ? ? Current economic problems and environ- mental concerns must be balanced in each community by a policy of "Sensible Growth.' We oppose discrimination in housing, whether by individuals or by' institutional financing polices. We urge continued incentives to support the development of low and moderate income housing in order to assure the availability of adequate shelter for-the less fortunate. Rehabilitation and preservation of exist- ing housing stock should be given high prior- ity in federal housing policy. ? . We urge the continuation of the self-help restoration of housing, such as urban home- steading, which Ls_providing housing for low- sources combined ai)e not enough to solve - our urban problems. The private sector must be the major participant. Economic develop- ment Is the best Way to involve business and Industry government support should empha- size capital formation and technical assist- ance for small and minority businesses. - - We can bring about a new birth of free- dom by following the example of those in- dividuals, organizations and community leaders who have successfully solved specific Undesirable conditions and problems through private efforts. Government officials should be aware of these successes In de- veloping new appreaches to public problems. Financial institutions should be encou- raged to participate in the financial require- ments of urban development Each hastitu- tion should recognize its responsibility in promoting and maintaining economic growth and stability in the central cities. - ? Our urban policies should encourage fam- ilies and businesses to improve their neigh- borhoods by means of participation in neigh- borhood self-help groups, improving and re- habilitating their homes and businesses, and investing in and managing 'local businesses. We support the revision of federal business assistance programs to encourage joint ef- forts by local merchants' associationt3. We need a comprehensive approach to plan, develop and implement a variety of programs which take into account the many diverse needs of each neighborhood. The es- tabilshment of a National Neighborhood Pol- icy will signal a commitment to the im- provement of the quality of our life in our neighborhoods. Income families.' ? - , TRANSPORTATION ? The federal government has a special re- _ sponsibility to foster those elements of our national transportation system that are es- sential to foreign and interstate commerce and, national defense. In other transporta- tion systems that primarily support local needs, the federal -government's responsi- bility is ' to -encourage the greatest possible decision-?king and flexibility on the part of ,state and local governments to spend funds in ways that make the best sense for each community. Thus all levels of govern- ment have an important role in providing a balanced and coordinated transportation network. In keeping with national transportation goals, the Railroad Revitalization and Reg- ulatory Reform Act of 1976 has begun the ' We call for an expansion of the President's task of removing regulatory constraints of .Committee on Urban Development and " the Interstate Commerce Commission on Neighborhood Revitalization to include rep- Amerips,'s ailing railroads. Now we should resentatives of elected state and local offi- carefully -assess the need to remove many cials and the private sector. - . of the .regulatory constraints imposed on Taken together, the thrust ? of the pro- the nation's airlines and motor carriers. Con- - posals in this section and in such related sumers pay too high a price for the artificial areas as housing, transportation, safety 'and fare and rate structures imposed by federal taxes should contribute significantly to mak- regulations. ing our cities again pleasant places to live. The great Interstate ? Highway.: System, The Republican National Urban Strategy has initiated by ? President Eisenhower, luta been formed in the realization that when the brought new freedom of travel to every - bell tolls for . the cities it. tolls for all 'of American and must be completed and main" America ? Mined': Our road network "should always ? . ? imusnse - - stress safetythrough better design as well ' In the Uni. ted.States today we are as bridge maintenance and replacement,.. housed nation in the history of world ; We must also have a safe and efficient zation: This -accomplishment was achieved aviation system capable of responding to the by a private enterprise system using free air transportation needs of the future and of . market concepts. - .?. reducing exposure -to aircraft noise. This in.- ' All of our citizens' 'should be given . the eludes airport' development, navigational opportunity to live , in' decent, affordable- and safety facilities, and the design and housing. - - . , adequate staffing of advanced air traffic con- We believe that _ we should continue to trol systems. In airplane use as in other' pursue the primary goal of expanding hone- modes of transportation,-the Impact on the lug opportunities for .a11,Arnericans and we-- physical environment must always be a basic should pursue the companion goal of reduc- consideration in federal decisions and such tug the degree of direct federal involvement, decisions should also include- appraisals of In housing.. - impact on the economy. ? We deplore unfair To most Americans the Amezican dream is treatment of United States airlines under a home of their own. The time has come to foreign landing regulations. ' iface some hard realities, primarily that the ''Research, must be continued. to find safe. greatest impediment to decent and afford- 'more fuel-efficient 'automobile -engines and able housing is inflation. It logically follows airplanes: safer, faster rail service: and more that one effective housing program would be convenient, less expensive urban transports,- simply to elect a Republican Congress which tion. Tax policies should be considered which would balance the tevit P810L41 ForReIeIW-2471134/411 208: 4!tAQRDIEt791V1 004 stallation of new energy sources-in transper-- tation,, such, as railroad electrification. The disorganization. of a Democratic - controlled Congress frustrates -the coordina- tion of transportation -policy. Currently there are more than 50 congressional subcommit- tees with independent jurisdiction in . the. - transportation field; -This hopelessly dls? jointed and disorganized approach-must be reformed. ? ? -" ;..? ?' --- In keeping with the Mal goal . eetting in L., ? transportation, the Republican Party ep- plaucis -the -system under which state- and local: governments can- divert funds from Interstate highway. mileage not- essential to- interstate commerce or national defense to -. other, more pressing community h, needs, such. as urban masstransit: , We support the concept-of a surfacettrans- portation block grant .which would inc1ude:1 the various highway and mass- transit pro-- -grams now in existence. This will provide .2t local- elected officials maximum flexibility in '11' selecting and. implementing 'the- balanced 1 .transportation' systems best suited to each locality. It will encompass both capital and ' '- operating subsidies for- urban Mass transit. It will eliminate red tape'endover-regule--, tion: We regret that the-Democrat-controlled Congress leas not adopted suelt-reform.--1--,,- - , . -- ? 1973, Americans-were shocked to- Ms-- , cover that a plentiful supply of energy could. no longer be assumed. Unfortunately. the ( Democrat majority in Congress still has not responded to this clear and, urgent warning..,"..,,,, The United. States- is now consuming more-- impOrted oil than it was three years ago and : our dependence on foreign sources has con- ' tinued to increase to the point where-we now import more than 40% of-our oil. One fact should now be clear.:. We must - reduce sharply our dependence on other na- tions for energy and strive to achieve energy- -Independence at the earliest possible date.. We cannot allow the economic destiny and international policy of the United States to -- be dictated by the sovereign powers-that con- trol major portions of the world's petroleum supplies. -Our approach ioivarti .elfergy- ency must involve both. expansion- Of energy supply and improvement of energy efficiency. ? It must include elements that insure in- creased conservation at all levels of our , society. It must also provide incentive for' the exploration and development of domestic gas, oil, coal and uranium, and for expanded research and development in the use of solar, geothermal, co-generation, solid waste,.wind, water, and other sources of energy. ? . We-must use our non-renewable resoincea wisely while we developelternative supplies - for the future. Our standard of _ living I&. directly tied to a 'continued supply of eargy-:,- - resources. Without an adequate supply " energy, our entire -economy will crumble. Unwise government Intervention in ' the ?;.,- marketplace_ has _caused shortage of supply, unrealistic prices and-increased dependence - on foreign sources. We must immediately . discovered natural- gas in order to increase - I eliratente price contralti on oil and newly- -.7- supply, and to provide the, capital that t needed to- finance further exploration--and. development ? of- .doniesti_e hydrocarbon reserves? Fair and realistic' market -Prices will On-- courage sensible conservation efforts and es- , tablish priorities in the use of our resources,- , which over the long run will-provide a .secure supply at reasonable prices for all. - The nation's clear and present need- is for vast amounts of new capital to finance ex- , ploration, discovery, refining, and delivery of ? currently usable forms of energy, including. the use of coal as Well as discovery and de- --- - velopment of new sources. At thin critical ' time, the Democrats have characteristically - 6elefe04,10011369045denagngner9 seeking -: . ? _ , r 'Approved S'ej3tember 2; 19-76' short-term political gain at the exptinse of ' the long-term national interest. They object to the petroleum industry making any profit. The petroleum industry is an important seg- ment of our economy and is entitled to rea- sonable profits to permit further explora- tion and development. ? ? At the height of the energy crisis, the Re. publican Administration proposed a strong, balanced energy package' directed at both ex-, -- pension of supply and conservation of en- ergy.. The response from the Democrats in - Congress was to inhibit' expanded produc- tion through artificially set price and alloca- tion controLs, thereby -preventing market' forces from working to make energy even.. .sion economically feasible. Now, the Democrats proposed to dismem-- ber the American oil Industry. We vigorously oppcse such divestiture of oil companies? & move which would surely result in higher energy costs, inefficiency and undercapitant- zation of the industry. -? , - Democrats have . also, proposed that the federal government compete with. industry in energy development by creating a national oil company. We totally oppose this expen- sive, inefficient and. wasteful intrusion into an area which is best handled by private enterprise The Democrats are-1? playing politics- with energy. If they are permitted to continue, - we will pay a heavy price in lost energy and lost jobs during the decades ahead. , Immediate removal of counter-productive bureaucratic redtape - will eliminate, hin- drances to the exploration and development of hydrocarbons and other energy resources. We will accelerate development of oil shale reserves. Alaskan petroleum and the leasing of the Outer Continental Shelf, . always - within the context of. preserving the fullest possible protection for the environment. We will reduce complexity and delays involved in siting, licensing and the regulatory proce- -ciures affecting power generation facilities- and refineries. -' - - Coal, America's- most abundant energy re- soince, is of inestimable value to the Amer- ican people. It can provide the energy needed to bridge the gap between oil and gas and nuclear and other sources of energy. The un- certainties of governmental regulation re- garding the mining, transportation and use of coal must be removed and a policy estab- lished which will assure that governmental restraints, other than proper environmental controls, do not prevent the use of coal. _ Mined lands must be returned to beneficial use - Uranium offers the best intermediate solu- tion to America's energy crisis. We support I- accelerated use or nuclear energy through processes that have been proven safe. Gov- -ern.ment research on the use of nuclear en- ergy will be expanded to include perfecting a long-term solution .to the problems.of nu- -' clear 'waste. ? - Among alternative future energy sources, fusion, with its unique potential for supply- ing unlimited clean energy and the promise of new methods of natural resource recovery, warrants continued emphasis in our national energy research program, and We support measures to assure adequate capital- invest- ment in the development of new, energy sources. . ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL ,RESOURCES A clean and healthy natural environment is the rightful heritage of every American. In order to preserve- this heritage, we will _ provide for proper development of resources,. safeguards for clean air and water, and pro- tection and enhancement of our-recreation and scenic areas. '? ? - As our environmental sophistication grows, we must more clearly define the role of the federal government in environmental pro- tection. ? - elease,2004/1 .2/go : ciA7?pp79m0 - CONGRESSIONAL RECORD -!-? We believe that' it is a national respon- sibility to support scientific and, techno- logical research and development to Identify ?environmental problems and arrive at solutions. _ ? ? - We are inComplete accord with the recent Suprertie Court decision- 'on air gonfalon that allows the level of government closest to the problem and the solution to establish and apply appropriate air quality standards. We are proud of the progress that the' cur- rent Republican. Administration has made toward bringing pollution of water, land and air under control. We will meet the chal- lenges -that remain by. stepping up efforts to perfect our understanding of pollutants and' the means for ?reducing their effects. Moreover, as the nation develops new energy sources and technologies, we must insure that they meet safe environmental stand- -, We renew -our commitments .to the de- velopment of additional water supplies by desalinization, and to the more efficient use and re-use of-- waters currently available. We ? are determined to preserve- land use planning as a unique.responsibility of state_ and local government. , ? - - -? We take particular pride in the expanded use- of the National Park system in recent years, and will provide for continued-im- provementof -the national parks and historic sites. - . . ? We support establishment of a presidential panel, including representatives of environ- mental..groups, industry,-the scientific cora- inunity and' the public to assist in the- de- velopment of national priorities on environ- mental and energy issues. This panel will hear and consider alternative -policy recom- mendations set forth by all of the interested 'groups, and then develop solutions that rep- resent the overall public interest on environ- mental and energy matters. One of this nation's greatest assets has been our abundant natural resources which have made possible our strong economic and ,strategic role in the World. We still have a wealth of resources, but they are not of infi- nite quantity. We must recognize that our material blessings stem from what we grow in the soil, take from the sea, or extract from the ground. We have a responsibility to fu- ture generations to conserve our-non-renew- able natural resources. Consistent with our needs, conservation should renia:ill our na- tional policy. , The vast land holdings of the federal gov- ernment--approxiraately , one-third of our nation's area?are the lands from which much of our future production of minerals must come. Public lands must be maintained for multiple use management where such , uses are compatible. Public land areas should not be closed to exploration-for minerals or for mining, without an overriding national interest ' ' We believe Americans want their resources developed- properly, their environment kept clean and their recreational and scenic areas kept intact. We support appropriate measures. to achieve these goals._ . ? We also believe that Americans are realistic and recognize that the emphasis on environ- mental concerns must be brought .into bal- ance with the needs for industrial and eco- nomic growth so that we can continue to pro- vide jobs for an ever-growing work force. The-United States possesses the most pro-. ductive softwood forests in the world, as well as extensive hardwood forests. Demands for housing, fuel, paper, chemicals and a multi- Ando of other such needs require that these renewable resources be managed wisely on both public and private forest lands?not only to meet these needs, but also to provide for soil conservation, wildlife habitats and recreation. ? ? - Recognizing that timber .is a uniquely re= newable resource, we will use all scientifically. -41000400.030045; SE 9479 sound. meana-to maximize- sustained yield,. including clear-cutting and.replantIng where appropriate. We urge the Congress to strengthen the National Forest Service so that it can realize its potential in becoming an effective -participant in the reforestation . We will support broader use of resource re- covery and recycling processes through re- moval of economic disincentives caused by unnecessary government regulation. . One of the important Issues- at stake in the United-Nations Law of the Sea, Confer- ence is access to the mineral- resources in ? - and beneath the sea. Technology, developed by United States industry, is, at hand. which' can -unlock resources of petroleum, manga- nese, nickel, cobalt, copper' and -other min-_ erals. We- will safeguard the national. inter- - est in development and use of these-resources. - Every aspect of our domestic economy and well-being, our international competitive po- gluon, and,-national security ie related to our past and and present leadership' ? In, basic and , applied research and the development of 7 our technolngy. But there can be no corn- - placency about our continued -commitment to maintain this leadership position: In-the:past, most of these accomplishments have been achieved through a- unique part- nership between 'government and industry. This must continue and be expended in the ? ? _ ..,_,Because our Society is so dependent upon the advancement of science- and the develop.. meat of technology,, it is one of' the areas where there must be a central federal policy.. We. support a national science polic'y' that will foster the public-private partnership to - insure that we maintain our leadership role. The national space program plays a pioneer role in- exploring the- mysteries of our uni- verse and we support its expansion. ? . We recognize that only when our technol---- . ogy is fully distributed can itheassimilated and used to increase our productivity and - our standard of living. We will continue to encourage young Americans to study science and engineering. Pinalty,-, we support new initiatives to uti- lize better the recoverable Commodities from - solid waste materials. We can no longer afford. .. the luxury of .a throw-away-world. Recycling offers environmentaLbenents, economic ex- pension,. resource conservation and energy savings, We support a policy which will re- ward recycling and economic incentives, - which will: encourage its expansion. - -ARTS AND 1117MANITIES ? The -arts and humanities offer. an oppor- tunity for every- American to become a par- ticipant in activities that add fullness, ex- - pression,. challenge and joy to our daily lives, We Republicans consider the preservation of -- -the rich, cultural heritages- of ' our various ethnic groups as a priority oal. During our bicentennial. year We have celebrated our anniversarrwith cultural ac- tivities as varied and colorful ail our cultural heritage. The Republican Party la-proud of its record of support to the arts and humani- ties during the last eight-years. We are com- mated to steadily increase our support through the National Endowments for the nation's museums, -theaters,: ? orchestras, dance, opera and film centers as well, as for individual artists and writers. - This upward trend in funding for the Na- tional. Arts and liumanities Endowments de- serves to continue. But Washington's pres- ence should never dominate; it must remain limited to supporting and stimulating the artistic and. lives a each Community. - We favor continued. federal assistance to _public broadcasting which provides us with creative educational and cultural alterna- tives. We recognize that public broadcasting Approved For Release 2004/12/20 : CIA-RDP79M00467A000400030015,9 .119480 is supported mainly through private sector contributions and commend this policy as . the best insufance against political inter- ference. Approved 91109(FRITfie In 1976, we- have seen vivid evidence that America's history lives throughout, the nal. tion. We support the continued commemora- tion throughout the bicentennial era by all Americans of those significant events be- tween 1776 and 1789 which contributed to the creation of this nation. We support the efforts of both the public and private sectors, working in partnership, for the historic pres- ervation of unique and irreplaceable historic it and buildings. --- We propose safegharding the rightsof per- forming artists in the copyright laws, pro- viding tax relief to artists who contribute- their own talents and art works for. public enjoyment, and encouraging the useof one percent of the cost of government buildings .? for art works. . Much of the-Support of the arts and hu- manities comes - from private philanthropy. This generosity should be encouraged- by government policies that fifillitate charitable donations., ? , ?, TISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, ' ." As Republicans,-we are proud that in?thie Platform we have urged tax reductions rather than increased government spending. With firm restraint on federal spending this Plat- form pledges that . its proposals, for tax changes?reductions,. structural -adjust- ments, differentials, simplifications and job- producting incentives?can all be achieved within the balanced federal budgets -we also demand as vital to the interests of all Amer- icans. Without such, spending restraint, we cannot responsibly cut back taxes. We re- affirm our determination that any net reduc- tion of revenues must be offset by reduced government spending. FOREIGN POLICY, NATIONAL DEFENSE-AND INTERNATIONAL .ECONOMIC POLICY Prologue The foreign policy of the United States defines the relationships we seek with the world as a whole, with friends and with ad- versaries. Our policy must be firmly rooted in principle and must clearly express our goals. Our principles cannot be subject to passing whim; they must be ,true, strong, consistent and enduring. ? ? ^ - ? ' We pledge a realistic and principled foreign policy designed to meet the needs of the na- ? tion in the years ahead.-The policies we pur- sue will require an- informed consensus; the basis of that consensus win be the American people, whose most cherished desire is to live in freedom and peace, secure from war_ or threst of war. , . ?. The United States. Is a world power with worldwide interests and responsibilities. _We pledge the continuation of efforts to re-vital- ize our traditional alliances and to maintain Close consultation.with our friends. Interna- tional cooperation and collaboration is re- quired because we can achieve neither. our most important objectives nor even our own. security in the, type, of "splendid isolation" which is urged upon us by so many strident . voices. The regrettable emergence of neo- isolationism often expressed in Congress and elsewhere is detrimental, we believe, to.. a sotind foreign policy. . ? The branches of, -government can and should work together as the necessary Prereq- uisite for a sound foreign policy. We lament the reckless intrusion of one branch into the clear constitutional prerogative of another. Confronted by so many challenges and so many crises, the- United States must again speak with one voice, united in spirit and In fact. We reject partisan and ideological quar- rels across party lines- and urge Democrats to join with us to lay the foundations 'of a true bipartisan spirit. Let us speak for this coun- try with one , voice, so that our policies will ,)-- itsortitimscommumerAma400039/1Wgier 2 I. . _ . ? ? ? ? - - , .;-?? not be misunderstood by our allies or our for peace and freedom for the World. Military potential-adversaries. . strength is the path to peace.- A sound for-",--", Effective policy must rest on premises taiga policy must be rooted in a superior de-- - which are understood- and shared, and must fense capability, and both must be perceived _ be defined in terms of priorities. As- the as a deterrent to aggression and supportive world has changed in a dynamic fashion, so of our national interests.-,- - ? - - - too have our priorities and goals,- and so The- American people expect that" their - too have the methods and debating and leaders will assure a national 'defensiPosture - discussing our objectives. When we assumed second to none. They know-that planning for- Executive office eight years ago, we found our national security must bea joint effort - - the national security and foreign . policy by the President and Congress. It cannot be machinery in shambles. Last-minute reac- the subject of partisan disputes. It should- - tions to- crises were the practice. The Na- not be held hostageoto- domestic political a& trona' Security Council, so effective under President Eisenhower, had fallen into dis- A minirouni guarantee-to preserve freedom use. As. an important first step, the National and insure against blackmail and threats, -- Security Council machinery was streamlined and in the face of growing Soviet military, "- to cope with the problems of the moment power, requires a periorrof sustained .grovrtb -and long-range planning. This restored in OUT' defense effort. In-constant dollars, the process allows ? once again -the ? exhaustive present defense budget -mill no more-, than ...consideration of all the options from which match the defense budget of 1964, the-year. a President must choose. Far from stifling before a Democrat-Administration involved internal debate and dissent as had been the America sodeeply in the Vietnam War.- in practice in the past, Republican leadership now invites an.d-stimulates evaluation of complex issues in an orderly decision-making process, ? -, ? Republican leadership has also taken steles to report comprehensively its foreign polies? ? and national security objectives. An annual "State of the World" message, designed to. Increase communication with the people and With Congress, has become a permanent part- of Presidential practice. A strong and effective program of global public diplomacy is . a -vital component of United ? States foreign policy. In an era of Instant communications,- the world, Is in- finitely and forever ? smaller, and we must. have the capacity to communicate to the world?to inform, to explain and to guard sgstinst accidental or willful distortion of United States policies. Interdependence has become a fact of in- ternational life, linking our actions and policies with those of the world at large. The United States should reach out to other nations to enrich that interdependence. Re- publican leadership has demonstrated that recognition of the ties that bind us' to our friends - will serve our mutual interests. In a creative fashion and will enhance the chances for world peace. - Morality in foreign policy: ? The goal-Of Republican foreign policy is the achievement of liberty under law and a just and lasting peace in the world. The princi- ples by which we act to achieve peace and to protect the interests of the United States must merit the restored confidence of our people. We recognize and commend that great beacon of human courage and morality, Alex- ander Solzhenitsyn, for his compelling mes- sage that we must face the world with no illusions about the nature of tyranny. Ours will be a foreign policy that keeps this ever in mind. - Ours will be a foreign policy which recog- nizes that in international negotiations we must 'make no undue concessions; that in pursuing detente we must not grant unilat- eral favors with only- the hope of getting future favors in return. Agreements that are negotiated, such as the one signed in Helsinki, must not take from those who do not have freedom the hope of one day gaining it. Finally, we are firmly committed to a for- eign. policy in which secret agreements, hid- den from our people, will have no part. Honestly, openly, and with firm convic- tion, we shall go forward as a united people to forge a lasting peace in the world based upon our- deep belief in the rights of man, the rule of law and guidance by the hand of Clod. Cs. _ National defense A superior national defense is the funda- mental condition for a secure Amerlea and 1975 Soviet defense programs exceeded ours in- investment by 85 percent, and exceeded ' ours in operatingrecetn . by 25 'percent, and : exceeded -ours in research---and development - by 66 percent. The issue is-whether our fore - will be _adequate to :future cliallanges.'. We- say they must be. - ? ' We must always- acbleye maximum valuele--T for each defense dollar-spent Along with the eliodnatior. of the draft and the creation,- under a Republican President,?-of teer armed services, we have reduced the per-;--:;"' sonnet requirements for support functions without effecting our basic- Posture. Today, there are fewer-Americans-in the uniformed- services than at any time- since the, fall .of 1950. Substantial economies have been made in weapons procurement- and- we will- con- , tinue to act in a prudent manner with our defense appropriations.. _ ? . r ' Our national defense effort will include' the continuation of . the major modernize- -- tion program for our strategic missile- and bomber forces, the development of a new - Intercontinental ballistic missile, a new mis- Elle launching submarine force and a mod- _ ern bomber.-the B-1?capable of penetrat- ing the most sophisticated air defenses of the 1980s. These elements). will c:omprise -a - deterrent of the first order. . - - ? . We will Increase-our-army to 16 divisions, i reinforce our program of producing new tanks and other armored vehicles, and- asp. the development 4 new, highly accurate precision weapons.? ? Our Navy, the guarantor of 'freedom of the seas, must have a major shipbuilding pro- - gram, with an adequate balance between nuclear-and non-nuclear ships. The- ammo- -7- sition of the fleet must-be based,on a. real- - Una- assessment of the threat we face, and, eisr must assure that._ no. adversary will. gain -:- naval superiority., ' ? An important modernization- program -for' . our tactical air forces le. under way. -We will. 4- ,require new fighters and interceptor aircraft for the Air- Force, Navy-and Marines. As a necessary component ? -Cf our ? long-range strategy, we will produce- and- deploy the- -, B-1 bomber ins timely, manner allowing us- to retain air superiority--,.-- ? -. ? ' Consistent with our total force policy, wo will maintain strong reserve components: .-, Our investments in military research and development are of great importance to our future defense capabilitieseWe must not Imo - the vital momentum... . -with increasing, complexity of weapons, lead times for weapons systems are often as long as a decade, requiring careful plan- ning and prudent financial decisions. An outstanding example of this process is the development - development and deployment of the cruise - missile, which incorporates pinpoint preci- sion by means of sophietica,ted guidance spa- -terns and is an exceptionally economical weapon to produce. . Security assistance programs are ',roper- ' Approved For Release 200411212G-: CIA-RDF'79M00467A000400030014.9., L .-; ? 'Approved Ilreleate,2004/12ik:, CIA-RDP79M00 Septembet'2, 1976 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD ?H 000400030015-9 - _ SE tent to our allies and we will continue to the eicellent relations we have achieved with Accords, brought about the collapse of those - - strengthen their effotrs at self-defense. The the EEO. , nations and the subjugation, of their people - improvement of their capabilities can help 2 In the final analysis,- the NATO Alliance to totalitarian rule. ? - - - . _ to ensure that the world balance is not tipped will be as effective as our will and determi- We recognize that- there is -a wide di- against us and can also serve to lessen nation, as well as that of our allies, to sup-, vergence of opinion concerning Vietnam, but chances for direct U.S. involvement in re- port it. The function of collective security we pledge that American troops will never mote conflicts. .- ? is to deter wars and, if necessary, to fight As a vital component of our over-all na- I and win those wars not successfully de- tional security posture, the United - States tarred. Our vigilance is especially required must have the best intelligence system in the world. The effectiveness of the intelligence community must be restored, consonant with the reforms instituted by President Ford. We favor the creation of an independ- ent oversight function by Congress and we will withstand partisan efforts to turn any part of our intelligence system into a political footbalL We will take every precaution to prevent the breakdown of Security controls on sensitive intelligence information, en- dangering the lives of United States officials abroad, or affecting the ability of the Presi- dent to act expeditiously whenever legiti- mate foreign policy and defense needs require initiated during Democrat Administrations during periods of prolonged relaxation of tensions with our-. adversaries because we cannot permit ourselves to accept words and promises as a substitute for deeds. We are determined that the NATO Alliance shall not be lulled into a false sense of security. /t can and must respond vigorously when caned 'upon to act. . ? . ? ? Asia and the Pacific ? The United States has vital interests in the entire Pacific Basin and those interests lie foremost in Asian tranquility and stability. ? The experience of ending direct American Involvement- in a difficult and costly war ? ? -has taught us a great deal about how we . NATO and Europe.--, , ought to define our interests in this part of Fundamental to, a stable, secure world is the world. The United States is indisputably the continuation pf our traditional alliances. a Pacific power. We have sought to express The North Atlantic Treaty Organization our interests in the area through strengthen- (NATO) now approaching the end of its ing existing friendly ties and creating new third decade, remains healthy, and vigorous. The threat to our mutual security by a totalitarian power bent on expansion brought 15 nations together. The expression of our collective will to resist resulted in the crea- tion and maintenance of a military deter- rent which, while- not without occasional strains, has served our vital interests well. Today that threat continues. ? We have succeeded in extending our co- operation within NATO and have taken bold new steps in economic cooperation with our partners. Faced with a serious crisis in the energy field following the imposition of the oil boycott, we demonstrated that It was pos- sible to coordinate our joint activities with the other NATO nations. - - - The economic strength of Western Europe has increased to the point where our NATO partners can now assume a larger share of the common ? defense; in response to our urging, our allies are demonstrating a great- er willingness to do so. This is not the time to recommend a unilateral reduction of -American military forces in Europe. We will, however, pursue the balairced reduction of forces in both Western and Eastern Europe, based on agreements which do not jeopard- ize the security of the Alliance. With our Al-- liance partners, we affirm that a strong NATO defense, based on a United States military presence, is vital to the defense- of Western Europe. Some of our NATO allies have experienced rapid and dynamic changes. We are encour- aged by developments in the Iberian penin- sula, where both Portugal and Spain-now face more promising futures. Early consideration -should be given to Spain's accession to NATO. At the same time we would view with con- cern any political developments elsewhere in _Europe which are destabilizing to NATO interests. We supportthe right of all nations to choose their leaders. Democracy and free- dom are best served by ensuring that those fundamental rights are preserved and ex- tended for future generations to choose in freedom. The difficult problem of Cyprus, which sep- arates our friends in Greece and Turkey, should be addressed and resolved by those two countries. The eastern flank of NATO requires restored cooperation there and, even- tually, friendly relations between the two countries. Republican leadership has strengthened this nation's good relations with the Euro- . peen Economic Community (EEC) in an age of increasing competition and potential it.. with sustained military assaults by the Com- ones. _ - again be committed for the purpose -of our - own defense, or the defense of those to whom we-are committed by treaty or other solemn agreements, without the clear purpose or achleving_our stated diplomatic and military objectives. We must achieve the return.of- all Ameri- cans who may be held in.Southeast Asia, and a full accounting for_ those listed as Missing ' In Action. We strongly urge continued con- sultation between the President and the Na- tional League of Families of American Pris- -oners and Missing-in Southeast Asia. This, -country owes at least this much to all of these--- courageous people who have an- - gashed so long over this matter. To this end, - and to underscore our top priority commit- ,ment to the families of these POWs and MIAs, we recommend, among other actions, - the establishment of a presidential task force headed by a special presidential representa- tive., We Condemn the inhumane and criminal retributions which have taken place in Cam- bodia, where nu as executions and forced re- ? ---settlements have been imposed on innocent civilians. The important economic developments taking place in Singapore, Indonesia, Ma- laysia, the Philippines and other Asian coun- tries, will lead to much improved living . standards for the people there. We reaffirm - our friendship with these nations. Equally, our relationships with Australia and New _ Zealand are historic and important to us; they have- never been better and provide a firm base on which to build. ? Japan will remain the main pillar of our Asian policy. We have helped to provide the framework, over the course of thirty years, for the development of the Japanese econ- omy, which has risen to second place among free world nations. This nation, without natural resources, has maximized its greatest resource, the Japanese people, to achieve one of the world's most significant economic ad- vances. We will continue our policy of close consultation and cooperation with this valued friend. We have succeeded in estab- lishing an exceptional relationship with Japan. Our long-range goals of stability and economic cooperation are identical, forming the essential strength of a relationship which both countries seek actively to deepen. With respect to the Republic of Korea, a . nation with which we have had traditionally close ties and whose economy has grown rapidly in recent years, we shall continue OW policy of military and economic assist- ance. United States troops will be maintained in Korea so long as there exists the possibil- ity of renewed aggression from North Korea... Time has not dimmed our memories of the -sudden assault against South Korea. We reaffirm the commitment of the United States ? -to the territorial integrity and the sov- ereignty of the Republic of Korea. Simul- taneously we encourage the Governments of South Korea and North Korea to institute domestic- policy initiatives leading to the extension of basic human rights. - When Republicans assumed executive of- fice in 1969, we were confronted with a war in Vietnam involving more than 500,000 United States troops, and to which we had committed billions of dollars and our na- tional honor and prestige. It was in the spirit of bipartisan support for Presidential for- eign policy initiatives, inaugurated in the postwar era by Senator Arthur Vandenberg, that rdost Repblicans supported the United States commitment to assist South Vietnam resist Communist-sponsored aggression. The human cost to us was great; more than-55,000 Americans died in that conflict, and more than 300,000 were wounded. , A policy of patient, persistent and prin- cipled negotiations extricated the United States from that ill-fated war with the ex- pectation that peace would prevail. The re- fusal of the Democrat-controlled Congress to give support to Presidential requests for military aid to, the beleaguered nations Of South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, coupled United States-Chinese relations A development of significance for the fu- ture of Asia and for the world came to frui- tion in 1972 as our communications were re- stored with the People's Republic of China. This event has allowed us to initiate dialogue with the leaders of a quarter of the earth's population, and trade channels with the Pee- pie's Republic have been opened, leading to benefits for each side. - The People's Republic of China can and will play an increasingly important role in ? world affairs. We shall seek to engage the - People's Republic of China in an expanded network of contacts and trade. Such a process = cannot realistically proceed at a forced or incautious pace; the measured- but steady growth- of our relations best serves our in- terests. We do not ignore the profound differ- ences in our respective philosophies, govern- mental institutions, policies and views on in- dividual liberty, and we are hopeful that' basic human rights will be extended to the Chinese people. What is truly fundamental is that we have established regular working channels with the People's Republic of china and that this process can form an important contribution to world peace. - ? ? Our friendly relations with one great power should not be construed as a challenge to any other nation, large or small. The United States government, while engaged in a nor- malization of relations with the People's Re- public of China, will continue to support the freedom and independence of our Mend and ally, the Republic of China, and its 16 million people. The United States will fulfill and keep its commitments, such as the mutual defense treaty, with the Republic of Chin ? The Americas - The relations of the United States with the Americas are of vital and immediate impor- tance. How we conduct our affairs with our neighbors to the North and South will con- tinue to be a priority. 'ritations. We will nialliiAIDPPOWirdElEttOVIReleahoje 12004#112$20?P GIAIRDPM41/00467AleMete30015-9ttenticrn has H 9482 Approved eftipaggi4114#/f2i@c6116313Diggi4ggillrAocto4o0-03SW69irtber 2 ?1-k , munist challenge. Since (1917. totalitarian Cominunism has. managed through brute _ force, not through the frec'electoral? process. - to bring an increasingly substantial portion -- of the world's land area and peoples under - its- domination. To illustrate, most recently- South Vietnam, Cambodia. and Laos have fallen under-the control of. Communist dic- tatorships, and in that part of the world the Communist pressure mounts against Thai- land, the Republic of China, and Republic of - Korea. In, Africa, Communist Cuban forces,. brazenly assisted by the Soviet Union, have recently imposed a. Communist dictatorship upon the people of Angola. ,Other countries 1 in Africa and-throughout the world generally r) await similar fates. These are the realities-of. - - world, power in our time. The United States 3 Is thoroughly justified- In.. having based its - foreign policy upon these realities.. ? Thirty years ago relations between United 11 States and theSoviet Union were in a phase a Of great difficulty, leading to the tensions of the Cold War- era. Although there have been i changes in this crucial-superpower relation- ship, there remain fundamental and pro- ? i found differences between us. Republican' - Presidents,- while acknowledging the depth -of the gulf which separates our free society. from Soviet society, have sought- method- ically to Isolate and develop those areas of ' our relatiOns which would serve to lessen ten- sion and redtice. the chance of unwanted. ' times been diverted to more distant parts of the world. There can be no sensible alter native to close relationships and understand- , Ing among- the nations of the hemsphere.- It is true for a aeries of new departures in ? our relations- with Canada. Canada is our most important trading partner, and we are hers. We, as Americans, feel a. deep. affinity for our Canadian friends, and we have much at stake in the development of closer rela- tionships based on mutual. understanding and complete equality. To our neighbors in Mexico, Central Amer- ica and South America,, we also' say that we .-. wish the opportunity to expand our dialogue. The needs of our friends are great, but this must not serve as in obstacle for a concerted . effort to work 'together more closely. The United States has' taken steps to adjust tar- iffs so as to MAXIMIZE) access to -our markets. We recognize that our neighbors .place- no value on complex and. cumbersome aid schemes; they' seeself-help modernization, and expanded- trade as the main- sources of economic progress. We will work with them to define specifie steps that we can take to help them achieve greater economic strength, and to advance our mutual inter- est& ? By continuing its policies of exporting sub- version- and violence. Cuba remains, outside the Inter-American family of nations. We condemn attempts by the Cuban dictatorship to intervene in the affairs of other- nations: and, as long as such conduct continues,. it shall remain 'ineligible for admission to the Organization ? of American States. ? ? ? We shall continue to-share the aspirations of the Cuban people- to regain their liberty. We insist that decent and humane conditions be maintained in the treatment of political prisoners in the Cuban jails, and we will seek arrangements to allow international entities, such as the International Red Cross, to Investigate and monitor the conditions in those jails. The present Panama. Canal Treaty provides that the United. States has jurisdictional rights in the Canal Zone as "if. It were the sovereign." The United States--antends that the Panama Canal be preseriecl'as an inter- national waterway for the ships of all na- tions. This: secure access as. enhanced by a relationship which commands the respect of Americans and Panamanians and benefits the people of both countries. In any talks with. Panama, however. the. United States - nego? tiators should- in no' way cede, ditute, for- - let, negotiate or transfer any rights,- power, authority, jurisdiction, territory or property that are necessary for the protection and security of the United. States and-the entire Western Hemisphere. . We reaffirm our faith in the ability of the Organization' of American States,. which re- mains a valuable. means of inter-American' consultation.... - " ? . - ? ? -!? : ? ." The Middle Eat ? The preservation-of peace and stability in the Middle East la-a paramount concern. The efforts of two Republican Administrations, ? summoning diplomatic and political skills, have been directed toward reduction of ten- sions and toward avoiding liashpoints which could serve as an excuse for . yet. another - round of conflict between Israel _and the Arab countries. - -.- Our 8onunitment to Israel is fundamental and enduring. We have honored and will continue to honor that commitment in every way?politically, economically and by pro- viding the military aid that /nisei requires to remain strong enough to deter any poten- tial aggression. Forty percent of all United State's 'aid that Israel has received since Its creation in 1948 has come in the last two fiscal years, as a result of Republican initia- tives. Our policy must remain one of de- cisive support for the Security and integrity An equally important component of our commitment to Israel Iles in continuing our efforts to secure a just and durable peace for all nations in that complex region. Our efforts hays succeeded, for the first time since the creation of the state of Israel, in moving to- ward a negotiated peace settlement which would serve the interests and the security of all nations in the Middle East. Peace in the Middle East now requires face-to-face, direct negotiations between the, states in- volved -with the recognition of safe, secure and defensible borders for Israel. - At the same time, Republic Administra- tions have succeeded in reestablishing' com- munication with the Arab .countries, and have made extensive progress in our diplom- atic and commercial relations with the more moderate Arab nations. As a consequence of the Middle East con- flict of 1973, the petroleum producing states imposed ' an embargo on the export of oil to most of the advanced industrial countries. We have succeeded in creating numerous co- operative mechanisms to protect ourselves, working In concert with our allies: against any future embargoes. The United States Would view any attempt to reimpose an em- bargo aa an essentially hostile act. We will oppose discriminatory practices, including boycotts of any type. Because we have such fundamental inter- eats in the Middle East, it will be our policy to continue our efforts to maintain the bal- ance of power in the Mediterranean region. -Our adversaries must recognize that we will not permit a weakening of our defenses Or any attempt to disturb valued Alliance rela- tionships in the Eastern Mediterranean. We shall continue-to support peace initia- tives in the civil war in Lebanon; United States envoys engaged in precisely such an initiative Were murdered, and we express our sorrow for their untimely deaths and for all other dedicated government employees who have been slain elsewhere while in service to their country. In Lebanon, we stand ready to provide food, medical and other humani- tartan assistance. - Africa The United States has always- supported ,the process of self-determination in. Africa. Our' friendship for the African countries is expressed in support for continued -peaceful economic development,, expansion of trade, ::bumanitarian relief efforts and our belief that the entire continent should be free from out- side military intervention.. Millions of Ameri- cans recognize their historical and cultural ties with Africa and express their desire that _United States policy toward Africa is a mat- , ter of great importance. . - We support all forces which promote nego- tiated settlements and racial peace.-We- shall continue to deplore all violence and terrorism and, to urge all concerned that the rights of tribal, ethnic and- racial minorities be guar- anteed through wprkable safeguards. Our policy- is to strengthen the forces of moder- ation recognizing that solutions to African problems will not come quickly. The peoples of Africa can. coexist in security, work to- gether in freedom and harmony, and strive together to secure their prceperity. We hope -that the Organization of African Unity will be able to achieve mature _and stable rela- tionships within Africa and abroad. The interests of peace and security- in Africa are best served by the absence of arms and greater concentration on peaceful. devel- opment. We reserve the right to maintain the balance by extending our support to nations facing a threat from Soviet-supplied states and from Soviet weapons. United States-Soviet relations ' American foreign policy must be based upon a realistic assessment of the Commu- nist challenge in the world. It is clear that the perimeters of freedom continue to shrink of Israel. ? ? throughout the world in the face of the Com- and that consultation will he designed to, - -Approved For Release 2004/12/20. : CIA-RDP79M00467A0004000300-15-9_ In a world beset by countless opportuni- ties for discordand armed conflict, the rela- tionship between the United States and the Soviet Union is critically important; on it rests the hopes of the world for peace. We offer a policythat maintains our fundamental strength and demonstrates our steadfast determination to prevent aggressive use of. Soviet power. -? ? . The role. of a responsible,- participating Congress in maintaining this diplomatic and military posture is critical to success. The United. States must remain a loyal and de- pendable ally, and must be prepared to carry out commitments and to demonstrate a. I. willingness to act. Resistance to open aggres- sion, such aa the-Soviet-sponsored Cuban intervention in Angolaamust not be allowed to become the, subject of a partisan debate1, nor can it be allowed to, become an unchal- lenged- and established pattern of interne-a- tional behavior, lest our credibility and de- - . terrent strength be greatly diminished. Soviet military power hes grown rapidly -in recent years, and while we shall prevent a - military imbalance or a sudden shift in thea global balance of power, we shall also dili- gently explore with the Soviet -Union new ways to reduce tensiona 'and to arrive at ; mutually beneficial and self-enforcing agree- ments in all fields of international activity. - Important steps have been taken to limit ? strategic 'nuclear arms. The Vladivoatolc Agreement of November 1974 placed a cell- - lug on the strategic forces of both the United- States and the Soviet Union. Further nego- tiations in arms control are continuing. We shall not agree- for the sake- of agreement; on the contrary. We will make sure that any agreements yield fundamental benefits to our national security. - As an example of hard-headed bargaining, our success- in concluding-agreements limit- ing the size of peaceful nuclear explosions and nuclear weapons tests will, for the first time, permit the United States to conduct on-site inspections an the Soviet Union it- self. This important step can now be meas- ured in practical terms. All such agreements must stand the test of verification. An agree- ment that does not provide this safeguard is worse than no agreement at all. We support the consolidation of _feint forts with our allies to verify that our poll-, ? des regarding-the transfer of technology to the Soviet Union and its allies are in concert Approved Firlease 2004/12/20 : CIA-RDP79M00 September 2, 1976 preclude the sale of those technology-inten- sive products to the Soviet Union by the United States and our allies which will di- rectly or indirectly jeopardize our national security. Our trade in non-strategic areas creates jobs here at home, substantially . improves our balance-of-payments position; and can contribute to an improved political climate in the world. The overseas sale of our agri- cultural products benefits American farmers and consumers. To guard against any sudden shift in domestic prices as the consequence of unannounced purchases, we have Insti- tuted strict reporting procedures and other treaty safeguards. We shall not- permit con- cessions' sales...el agricultural products to the Soviet Union, nor shall we permit the Soviet Union or others to determine our agricul- tural export policies by irregular and Un-. predictable purchases. . ? - The United States and the Soviet Union remain ideological competitors. We do not shrink from such a challenge; rather, We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate that our way of life is inherently preferable to regimentation and government-enforced or- thodoxy. We shall 'expect the Soviet Union to implement the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights and the Helsinki _Agree- ments, which guarantee the conditions for the free interchange of information and the right to emigrate, including emigration of Soviet Jews, Christians; Moslems and others - who wish to join -relatives abroad. In this spirit we shall expect' the immediate end of all forms of harassment, including imprison- ment and military service, aimed at pre- ? venting such emigration. America must take a firm stand to bring about liberalization of emigration policy In countries which limit or prohibit free emigration. Governments which enjoy the confidence - of their people need have no fear of cultural, intellectual or press freedom. Our support for the people of Central and Eastern Europe to achieve self-determination will continue. Their ability to choose their future is of great importance to peace and ' stability. We favor increasing contacts 'be- tween Eastern and Western Europe and sup-' port the increasing economic ties of all the countries of Europe. We strongly support the continuation- of the' Voice of,. America, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty with adequate appropriations. Strict reciprocity must govern our diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. We. express our concern for the safety of our diplomatic represents- ? tives in the Soviet Union, and we insist that practices such as -microwave transmissions directed at the United States Embassy . be terminated immediately. - ? Thus our relations- with the Soviet Union- will be guided by solid principles. We will maintain our strategic and . conventional - forces; we will oppose the deployment of power for unilateral advantages or politi- calcal and territorial expansion; we will never tolerate a shift against-, us in the strategic balance; and we will remain firm in the face. of pressure, while at the same time express- ing our w1lltgneas to work On the basis of strict reciprocity toward new agreements which will help achieve peace and stability..' _ 000400039015-9 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD ??-? H SE to these changes in the 'spirit of friendly con- cern, but when the United Nations becomes arrayed against the vital interest of any of its member states on ideological or other narrow grounds, the- very principles of the organiza- tion are threatened. The United States, does not wish to dictate to the U.N., yet we do have , every right to expect and insist that scrupu- lous care be given to the rights of all mem- bers. Steamroller techniques for advancing discriminatory actions will be opposed. Ac- tiohs such as the malicious attempt to depict Zionism as a form of racism are inconsistent with , the objectives of the United Nations and are repugnant to the United States. The United States will continue to be a firm sup- porter and defender ,of any nation subjected to such outrageous assaults. We will-not ac- cept ideological abuses of the United States; In the many areas of international co- operation-which benefit the average Ameri- can?elimination of terrorism, peacekeeping, non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, ter- mination of the international drug trade, and orderly use of ocean resources--we pledge to build new international structures of co- operation. At the same time, we shall seek to insure that the .cost of. such new struc- tures, as well as the cost of existing struc- tures, are-more equitably shared among Par- ticipating nations. In the continued tradi- tion of American concern for the quality of human life everywhere, we shall give vigorous support to the non-political work of the specialized agencies of the United Nations which deal with such areas as nutrition and disaster-relief for the world's poor and dis- advantaged. . The_ United _States should withdraw promptly from the International Labor Or- - ganization if that body fails to stop its in- creasing politicization. Eight years ago we pledged to eliminate waste and. to make more business-like the administration of United States foreign aid programs. We have endeavored to fulfull these pledges. Our foreign economic assist- ance programs are now being operated OH- ?ciently with emphasis on helping others to help themselves, on food production and rural development, on health programs and sound population planning assistance; , and on development of human resources. We have sought to encourage others, in- cluding the oil producing countries, to as- sume a larger .share of the burden of as- sistance. We shall continue our efforts to secure adequate sources of financing for eco- nomic projects in emerging countries. .me world's oceans, with their vast re-- sources,: must become areas of extended co-- 'operation. We favor a successfulconclusion to the Law of the Sea Conference provided -it will' suitably protect legitimate national interests, freedom of the seas and respon- sible use of the seas. We are determined to maintain the right of free and unmolested passage for ships of all nations on the high seas and in international waterways. We favor an extension of the territorial sea from three to twelve miles, and we favor In principle the creation of a 200-mile eco- nomic zone in which coastal states would have exclusive rights to explore and develop natural resources. . ? We strongly condemn illegal corporate'pay- raenta made at home and abroad. To elim- inate illegal payments to foreign officials by American corporations, we support passage of President Ford's proposed legislation and the OECD Declaration on Investment setting forth reasonable guidelines for business con- duct. The growth of civilian nuclear technology, and the rising demand for nuclear power as an alternative to increasingly costly fossil fuel resources, combine to require our rec- ognition of the potential dangers associated ataa 43iti cUlaciaattkrnfougab ? international cooperation... Strong support for International coopers- . tion in all fields has been a hallmark of United States international policy for many decades. Two Republican Administrations have strengthened agencies of international cooperation not only because of our human- itarian concern for others, but also because it serves United States interests to be a con- scientious member of the world community. The political character of the United Na- tions has become complex. With 144 sovereign members, the U.N. experiences problems as- sociated with a large, sometimes ctimheeso_ree, and diverse body. We se-WPritlaterC H-9483 currently governing nuclear technology and nuclear exports are carefully monitored. We _ shall work to devise new multilateral policies '- governing the export of sensitive nuclear , technologies. 2 . International economic policy The tumultuous events of the past.several _ years in the world economy were an en----- , orraous challenge to our creativity and' to . our capacity for leadership.. We have - emerged from this difacult period in. a. new position in the world, and we have directed T. and guided a sound recovery. _ To assure* the permanence of our own ? ' prosperity, we must work with-others, dem- onstrating our leadership and, the vitality ' _ of our economy. Together with the industrial ? democracies,, we must. ensure steady, non- inflationary growth, based on expanded international cooperation. ? " . _. The Republican Administration will operate fully in strengthening the interne- _ tional trade and monetary system, which _ provides the foundation for our prosperity - and that of all nations. -We-shall bargain - hard to remove barriers to an open economic - - system, and we shall oppose new restric- tions to trade. We shall continue to represent - vigorously our nation's economic- interests in the trade negotiations taking place in - Geneva, guard against protectionism,- and insist that the principles of fair trade be scrupulously observed. When industries and jobs are adversely affected by foreign corn- - petition, adjustment assistance under the Trade Act of 1974 is made available. - This Act must be under continuous review, to as? certain that it reflects changing.- circum.: - stances. _ The Republican Party...belleves that co-..'-.. operation in the energy field Is indispensable to international stability. Most of the in- dustrial democracies and the less developed .' countries are increasingly dependent on im- ported on, which causes them to be politi- cally, economically arid strategically vulner- able. Through the establishment of the.' International Energy Agency, steps have been taken to expand consumer cooperation. We shall also continue the dialogue with the oil producing countries. ' We shall continue to work closely with the. less-developed countries to promote their economic- growth. Those countries will be en- couraged to enter into mutually beneficial, trade relationships with us. that contribute' to world peace. To achieve this, we- must -strengthen the confidence of the major 'in- dustrial countries as they take part in cussions with less-developed countries. There Is no reason for us to be defensive* our com- bined assets can be used in a. coordinated _ strategy to make our influence effective. We will not yield to threats or confrontational politics. , . t? _ While we shall support a global increase -- of investment in natural, resources of all . types, we shall also oppose the replacement of the free market mechanism_ by cartels, price-flying arrangements or commodity _agreements. We shall continue policies de- - - signed to assure free market consumers, abroad that the United States will remain a " dependable supplter.? of agricultural cora- moditites. ? The American people can be proud of our nation's achievements tz foreign policy over the past eight years. _ ? We are at peace. ? We are strong. We re-emphasize the importance of our ties with the nations of the Americas. - Our relations with allies in the Atlantic - community and_with Japan have never been- closer. Significant progress has been made toward-. ompodocitt5tiottybytatit loathe Middle _ . H 9484 Approved alriTigaQQ4/12/20i CIA-RDP79M0(411[A000400630015:9 NAL RECORD -7-liOUSW ? Septemtrer 2,_ 19 . . ? Mr. PEPPER- Mi." Speaker, I- Intro- duced legislation today to close a major loophole in the medicaid payment sys- tern. This loophole,- allowing medicaid to- make health ? insurance payments that - should be made iristead by "third-party" insurers, costs taxpayers as much as $500 million per year.. . ? - For the information of our colleagties, enclosed are 29 HEW audit report sum- merles of State programs, obtained: by-IL-- the House Subcommittee on. Health. and? - Long-Term pare, which I. have the priv- - liege of chairing. These- audit reports of the State programs clearly'dernonstrate'r- the need for corrective legislation: . .; - SUMMARY' or 29 HEW Manx AGENCY REPORTS REGARDING DEFICIENCIES, IN STATE THIRS..,; PARTY PROGRAMS - CALIFORNIA-.-PEERVART 1976 - ? The State has not-bad an effective pre--! gram for recovering,- from insurance com- panles, costs which were paid by medicaid on behalf of beneficiaries who had other health --- insurance. In March 1974, project analysts. for the recovery section:estimated there was a backlog of about 310;000 unbilled claims" valued at 'between $50 --million, and $7,31-.. We have sought negotiation rather than confrontation with our adversaries, while maintaining our strategic deterrent. ' The world economic recovery, led by the United States, is producing sustainable _ . growth. In this year of our nation's bicentennial, - the American people ? have confidence ' in themselves and are optimistic about the fu- ture. ? We, the Republican Party, proudly submit our record and our Platform to you. ' 1976 COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS Governor Robert 13. Day (Iowa), Chairman. SUBCOMMITTEE ON PEACE, SECURITY AND FOREIGN POLICY Senator Roman L. Hruska (Neb.), Chair- - man. Congressman David C. 'Preen (La.), Co- Chairman. SUBCOMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND RESPON- SIBILITIES IN A FREE SOWALY State Senator Charles Pickering (Miss.), Chairman. Mrs. Dorothy Zumwalt (Okla.), Ca-Chair- man. ? - SUBCOMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES....... Dr. Mar}lorie Parker (D.C.), Chairman. Assemblyman Mike D. Antonovich Co-Chairman. SUBCOMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL CONCERNS AND THE CONSENT OP znx GOVERNED Congresswoman Marjorie S. Holt,.(Md.), Chairman. Mr. Bartlett S. Fleming (Ariz.), Co-Chair- man_ strecomsarrEE ON AGRICULTURE, BUSINESS, ECONOMICS: GROWTH AND PROGRESS, " Congressman Barber B. Conable, Jr. (N.Y.), - Chairman. Former Congressman Thomas B. Curtis (Mo.), Co-Chairman. Maryland?George A. Price,-, Marjorie. S. Holt. Massachusetts--Sllvio 0. Conte, Margaret B. Hunter. , Michigan?L. William Seidman, Elizabeth D. Durbin. Minhesota?Douglas M. Head, Mary For- sythe. Mississippi?Charles W. Pickering, Bobbie S. Thomas. Missouri?Thomas B. Curtis, Rosemary Wilcox. ? Montana?SI. C. Bowman, Ada Nash. Nebraska?Roman L. Hruska, Kay Orr. Nevada?Reese H. Taylor, Jr., Peggy Wutke. New Hampshire?Alf E. Jacobson, Ruth L. Griffin. - New Jersey?Edwin B. Forsythe, Millicent Fenwick. New Mexico?Keith R. Heitz, Gayle trick. New York?Barber B. Conable, Jr., Leslie A. Maeby. , North Carolina?John P. East, Betty Lou Johnson. ? North Dakota?Allan C., Young, Gerridee Wheeler. ? Ohio?Ralph J. Perk, Jo Ann 'Davidson. Oklahoma?Lew Ward, Dorothy Zumwalt. ? Oregon?Joseph L. Usry, Mary Alice Ford. Pennsylvania?Hugh Scott, Martha Ben Schoeninger. Puerto Rico?Mario P. Gaztainbide, Jr., Smite Gallardo de Gonzalez. - Rhode Island?Richard J. Israel, Louise S. Mauran. South Carolina?Carroll A. Caniphell, Jr., ' Ruth C. Glover. South Dakota?Gary J. Enright; Barbara Bates Gunderson. Tennessee?Harold H. Sterling, Jr., Faye Chiles. Texas?James E. Lyon, Barbara G. Culver. Utah?William A. Stevenson, Georgia B. Peterson SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Mayor Ralph J. Perk (Ohio), Chairman. Congressman John B. Anderson (Ill.), Co- Chairman. SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSERVATION, ENERGY, NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT State Senator Mary George (Hawaii), Chairman. Mr. Richard D. Obenshain (Va.), Co-Chair- . man. Alabama?Albert Lee Smith, Jr., Frances Wideman. Alaska?Clifford J. Groh, Yvonne M. Afford. Arizona?Bartlett S. Fleming, Beatrice M. Strong. Arkansas?William H. Dunklin, Marguerite Turner. California?Mike 'D. Antonovich, Lorelei C. Kinder. ? Colorado?Joseph Coors, Mona Hinman. Connecticut?Lawrence J. DeNardis, Joan Rader. Delaware?James H. Baxter, Jr., Lavinia R. Hodgden. District of Columbia?William H. Cooper, Marjorie H. Parker. Florida?Fred W. Streetman, Jr., Ginny Dinkins. Georgia?Joseph J. Tribble, Leona Norton. Guam?T. Frank Flores. . Hawaii?V. Thomas Rice, Mary George. Idaho?J. Wilsorr-Steen, Leora Day. Illinois?John B. Anderson, Ruth R. Hooper. Indiana?John C. Hart, Betty J. Rendel. Iowa?Robert D. Ray, Joan Lipsky. Kansas?Robert Dole, Neta A. Pollom. t Kentucky?Charles R. Coy, Elizabeth Thomas. ? Louisiana?David C. Treen, Beverly Mc- (Mr.- PEPPER asked and was given Lean. permission to extend his remarks at this Maine?George W. Wood Ili, Henrietta Point in the RECORD and to include ex- Page Crane. Vermont?John K. Wu, Carolyn R. Miller. Virginia?Richard D. Obenshain, Bonnie L. Paul. Virgin Islands?Philip C. Clark. Washington?Dennis H. Dunn, Shirley G. Miller. West Virginia?James D. Hinkle, Louise Leonard. Wisconsin?Lawrence W. Durning, Ann F. Peckham. Wyoming?James L. Thompson, Ruth F. Adam. Arthur L. Peterson, Executive Director.- John P. Bibby, Deputy Director. , William-Evans, Parliamentarian. Arthur L. Singleton, Assistant Parliamen- tarian. Edwin L. Harper, Candidate Liaison Officer. Maury Van Nostrand, Reading Clerk. ? ' ? EDITOR/AL STAFF Stephen Hess, Editor-in-Chief. Richard V. Allen, Editorial Coordinator? Foreign Policy and Defense. John K. Meagher, Editorial Coordinator? _ Domestic Affairs. . , . ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Janet L. Van Note, Director of Administra- tion. Margaretta W. Breda, Assistant to the Ex- ecutive Director. James E. Stiner, Press Secretary. Katherine A. Hope, Administrative Assist- ant.- RESEARCH STAFF Everett E. Bierman, William A. Taggart, Dan M. Matrin, Martha H. Phillips, Andrew R. Supplee, Richard H. Prendergast, and Edwin J. Feniner, Jr. ENDING MEDICAID ABUSE MASSACMUSETTS7-PEBRUART lave The State agency Procedures did, not pro- vide for the identification of -medical claims , for which third parties. might 'have been liable. In May 1975, a total of 17,113 casw,-?, were identified as having health insurance; but the State did not consider such coverage ? , prior to medicaid payment. An estimated .4_ i $8.8 million could be saved. biennially by. . establishing- a system to apply third-party;-; resources in the payment of provider claims.?.; MASSACHUSETTS---FEBRUARY 1976 (SECOND REPORT) . ? :4 It cannot be determined whether or not. ? there were sufficient reasons to accept-less than full reimbursemezit and whether or not settlements Were in the best interests of the Federal and State governments. Analysis , data could alert officials to the- need for- possible changes in statutes, regulations. Pols' icies, procedures, and. practices to achievo' even greater recoveries from liable third par- ' ties. In 45 percent of the cases examined, the- --'- State secured less than tun reimbursement for benefits provided, while the recipient re--' tamedpart of the:proceeds of. the claim. NORTH CAROLINALIGUST 1975 I. The purpose of the review was to evaluate-1' - the State's implementation of the recommen- dations in the audit report of June 1971. the area of third party collections, the State- agency needs to further improve its corrective actions. The reviewed showed that the State--; received only, 91% of the monies-due. Some $126,000 of monies ? due- Ahe State remain.;: uncollected. ? oezcorr?dines ,` 1975- ? - Collection- of resources available in the_- A form of liabilities-against third parties had--Y" - not been effectively pursued. Medical. pay-:;-7.--, ments were made on behalf of medicaid re- cipients without the 'investigative steps k needed to collect reimbursements from liable . third parties. As. a.result, funds awarded in injury settlements in favor of recipients were not always obtained to reduce medicaid penditures. - KENTOCILYJITNE-1975. - ? This review was made to follow un on tion taken on unresolved findings identified.. in a previous follow-up audit of- 1972. The , prior review showed that the State had not taken timely action to strengthen its proce- dures to identify third party resources. The _ current follow-up review showed that the _ State still had not taken action to resolve Approved For Reletalte243414011,10 : CIA-RDP79M004666A0130415003,004959)roblem- - . 0 UN cLASSI FlgOprove ill - 4lik 2004/12/20 : CIA-ROE:00 iiiinrai030015-9 Ej SECRET ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET SUBJECT: (Optional) Executive Registry , 76 - e 0 FROM: EXTENSION Na _. Legislative Counsel DATE 1 (II) 7 September 1976 COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) TO: (Officer designation, room number, and building) DATE OFFICER'S RECEIVED FORWARDED INITIALS Deputy Director Attached for your interest is a copy of the National Republican Convention Platform as printed in the September 2, 1976 Congressional . Director Record. 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