Reacting to the United States vote to throw out President Nixon's Foreign Aid Bill on Friday (29 October), White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler said Mr.
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Mr. Ziegler, White House Press Secretary speaking:
SEQ. 2: SENATOR GRIFFIN: "Particularly I think that the Senate took up the Bill so soon after the United Nations vote on the National Chinese matter. I believe that was the extra dimension or ingredient that sort of tipped the balance."
SEQ. 3: MR. ZIEGLER: "President Nixon feels that vote by the Senate is a highly irresponsible action which undoes 25 years of constructive by-partisan foreign policy, and produces unacceptable risks to the national security of the United States. President Nixon urges immediate restoration of the absolutely vital foreign assistance programme so that we can continue the efforts to construct a more peaceful world."
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Background: Reacting to the United States vote to throw out President Nixon's Foreign Aid Bill on Friday (29 October), White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler said Mr. Nixon felt that vote was highly irresponsible... and that it produced an unacceptable risk to national security.
Assistant Minorities leader Senator Robert Griffin said that he believed the United Nations vote against Taiwan tipped the balance.
The Senate rejected the aid programme, worth 1,500 millions, by 41 votes to 27. Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield said later "this may well mark the end of the Foreign Aid Programme."