PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE 93 d CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION
Vol. 120 WASHINGTON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1974 No . 134
House of Representatives
The House was not In session today. Its next meet1Dg wW be held on Wednesday, September 11, 1974, at 12 o'clock noon.
The Senate met at 10 a.m. and was
called to order by the President pro tempore
The Chaplain. the Reverend Edward
L. R Elson. DD., offered the following
With tbe Psalmist we pray:
"Unto Thee, 0 Lord, do I lilt up mv
soul. Good and upright is the Lord:
there/ore tDUZ He teach sinners tn the
wav. The meek wtll He guide in judgment;
and the meek will He teach. His
wav. AU the paths of the Lord are mercv
and truth unto such as keep His covenant
and His testlmonies."-Psnlms 25: 1, 8-10.
Grant us, 0 Lord, open minds to Thy
Sp1r1t that we may discern Thy will and
be guided Into the truth. In knowing the
truth may we follow It at all cost for the
well-being of this Nation and for the
rule of righteousness on the Earth.
Through Him -who Is the Way, the
Truth, a.nd the Lile. Amen.
Mr. MANSFIELD. Mr. President, I ask
unanimous consent that the reading of
the Journal of the proceedings of Friday,
September 6, 1974, be dispensed wtth.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without
objection, it is so ordered.
WAIVER OF CALL OF THE CALE.NI)AR
Mr. MANSFIELD Mr. President, I ask
unanimous consent that the call of the
legislative calendar, under rule VIII, be
The PRESIDENT pro ~empore. Without
obJection, it 15 so ordered.
COMMITTEE MEETINGS DURING
Mr. MANSFIELD. Mr President, I ask
unanimous consent that an committees
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1974
may be authorized to meet during the
session of the Senate today.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without
objection, it Is so ordered.
EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE
It would be my hope that the Speelal
Prosecutor, Mr. Leon Jaworski, would
heed carefUlly the words of President
Ford at hJs last full-fledged press conference,
a.nd the respons1bll1ty which has
been accorded to h1m that he uhas an
obligation to take whatever action he
sees fit In conformity with hJs oath of
omce, and that should Include any and
yes~~d~=t ~~J~es~~~~t, a~~ all Individuals." That obligation Includes
n ounced hJs d ecl sio n to gra.n t a "full, autft hority to "1tD tvhe stlgate and prosecute
free, and absolute pardon unto Richard 0 enses agains e United States," and
Nixon for all offenses against the United that takes In everybody.
stat w h h Ri h d 1x h May I say that I am also concerned
comemsi ttwe d co r mea, y hac vae r comN moitnte, d aosr that an "'""'ement has been reached -·~
taken part 1n during the period from whereby, after 3 years, the White House
January 20, 1969, through August 9, tapes wW become the property of for-
1974." · mer President Nixon. During that pe-riod,
the former President and the Fed-
I recognize, under the Constitution, eral Government will have access to those
that this is a decision for the President
and the President alone to make. A par- tapes. It Is my belief that those tapes
don Is not given to clear an Innocent man· should be retained In the control of the
Federal Government, a.nd I would sugbut
Is given for the PurP-lt applies
to all of us-Presidents a.nd plumbers,
the high, the low. the poor, the rich.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
Mr. GRIFFIN. Mr. President, the Senator
from Nebraska wishes to make a
statement, so I shall yield to the Senator
from Nebraska so much of the time available
to the minority leader as may be
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