August 12, 1970
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD- SENATE
Mr. MANSFIELD. Mr. President, as a
Senator representing a State where the
ABM is in the eye of the storm, so to
speak, I want to rise in support of the
Cooper-Hart amendment because I think
it goes at least 90 percent of the way
toward what the President wants. He
asked for a "blue chip" to help out our
negotiators in Vienna. He 1s getting a
diamond encrusted chip, in my opinion.
The Cooper-Hart amendment seeks to
agree to the fu]) amoUllt for phase I at
Malmstrom, Mont., and Grand Forks, N.
Dak.; and in addition to allow the approximately
$350 million for continued
research and development outside of the
work going on in North Dakota and
It seems a little odd that every time
we discuss the ABM, Just before the vote
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Is taken some sort of secret telegram is
made public surreptitiously, or some secret
information is made available. I do
not see why what has been said or written
could not have been told to all Members
of this body in time for all of them
So I would hope that the Cooper-Hart
amendment will be carried, because I
think it is in the best interests of the
country, it will fund the full amount for
phase I in North Dakota and Montana,
and will carry on all the research and
development that the administration
Mr. COOPER. Mr. President, I ask for
the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were ordered.
The VICE PRESIDENT. The question
is on agreeing to the Cooper-Hart
amendment, as modified. The yeas and
nays have been ordered, and the clerk
will call the roll.
The legislative clerk called the roll.
Mr. GRIFFIN. I announce that the
Senator from South Dakota
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