In the United States Senate, the Foreign Relations Committee has decided to give President Richard Nixon until his January 20 inauguration to negotiate a settlement in Vietnam.
SV INTERIOR..Senator Fulbright approaches microphones surrounded by newsmen (2 shots)
MV Fulbright speaking (SOUND)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: SENATOR FULBRIGHT: "I think I can summarize, the consensus of the committee was that we do not wish to take any action that would inhibit the negotiations which are to begin next Monday. But if a settlement of some kind is not arrived at by inauguration time, they feel that then the legislation powers of the Congress should be brought to bear in an appropriate way to bring an end to the war. That, I believe, is a fair summary of the way they felt about it, which means of course they do not wish to, and I think properly so, prejudice the negotiations. They are hopeful, as I am, that the negotiations will bring an end to the war.
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Background: In the United States Senate, the Foreign Relations Committee has decided to give President Richard Nixon until his January 20 inauguration to negotiate a settlement in Vietnam.
The Committee Chairman, Senator William Fulbright, told newsmen that the consensus of the committee was that if the war was not ended soon, members would push for using congressional powers to end it.
Senator Fulbright was referring to legislation passed by the Senate last year to cut off war funds, subject only to the release of prisoners of war.
SYNOPSIS: The United States Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, headed by Senator William Fulbright, has given President Nixon until his January 20 inauguration to negotiate a peace in Vietnam. Senator Fulbright explained the committees' feelings to newsmen.