February 22, 1971
RESOLUTION OF SENATE MAJORITY PURPOSE IN THE 92ND.CONGRESS
The Majority Policy Committee of the United States Senate,
having noted with deep concern the burdens which are imposed on the
people of the nafion by the continuing involvement in the war in
Indochina, by the decline in the economy and by the unsatisfactory
state of the public services--federal, state and local--and by the
continuing fear of citizens for their freedom and safety~
RESOLVES, That it is the sense of the Committee that in the
92nd congress the Senate Majority should work to achieve the following
1. To end the involvement in Indochina and to bring about
the withdrawal of all u.s. forces and the release of
all prisoners in a time certain~
2. To stop the inflation and reverse the recession and, ·
further, to take all possible interim measures to
alleviate the condition of those who are the principal
victims of these failures ' of public leadership-businessmen,
the unemployed, farmers, social security
and other retired pensioners and families of fixed,
moderate or inadequate income;
3. To contribute to ·a streamlining of federal-state
financial relationships which will insure more equitable
.distribution o.f costs and a more efficient flow of public
services to the people as, for example, in welfare,
health, safety, transportation, recreation, education-provided
always ' that fiscal responsibility for the
expenditures of federal revenues shall not be impaired.
4. To bring about by close oversight of present procedures
by streamlining and/or by consolidatfon where necessary,
a more effective operation of the legislative and
executive branches of the federal government~
5. To strengthen police training and compensation~ and
the court system, including probation, parole; and
RESOLVES, Further, that in pursuit of these objectives, the.
Corr\!'nittee urges full support wherever possible by both Senat'e
De~ocrats and Republicans of the initiatives of the President, the
Senate Co~~ittees .and Members, and the House, which may be pertinent
to these ends.
Mike Mansfield Papers, Series 21, Box 47, Folder 16, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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