Nation: Nuclear Test

The Administration loses

Not since the SALT II debate has the Administration lobbied so vigorously in Congress. Emissaries from Jimmy Carter regularly called on undecided Senators and Representatives. Secretary of State Edmund Muskie made an impassioned plea to his old friends on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. According to a Senate aide, he said in effect: "I know it's a tough one, but you guys should go along with me on it." Despite these efforts, both the Senate committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee last week embarrassed Carter by voting to veto his June decision to sell India 38 tons...

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