President Nixon, in his State of the Union address on Friday, challenged Congress to embark with him on a programme of national reform.
President Nixon, in his State of the Union address on Friday, challenged Congress to embark with him on a programme of national reform. He spoke of a new American revolution following a nightmare of war, inflation and crime.
One of the most dramatic proposals in the President's speech was also one of the briefest--a call for national commitment to find a cure for cancer. The President said he would ask Congress for 100 million dollars to launch the campaign.
Mr. Nixon received a standing ovation as he entered the House of Representatives chamber to address the joint session of Congress and the House.
In the 35-minute speech he proposed improved health services, increased financial aid for languishing cities and states and a start in re-shaping the vast federal bureaucracy.
Congressmen reacted quietly to the address. Republican leaders supported the President but Democrats were not enthusiastic about the proposals.