Nation: How Ford Put the Lid on Cooper-Church

Two weeks ago, the Senate administered a mild rebuke to President Nixon when it passed the Cooper-Church Amendment cutting off funds for U.S. operations in Cambodia. The lengthy Senate debate embarrassed the Administration, and when the matter came before the House last week Republican Minority Leader Gerald Ford was determined that the embarrassment would not be repeated. TIME Congressional Correspondent Neil MacNeil explains how he did it:

THE parliamentary situation was this: the military sales bill that the House had passed some months back had been amended by the Senate and returned to...

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