President Richard Nixon Vetoing Health and Education Bill

(Original Caption) 1/26/1970-Washington, DC-The Democratic Congress gave final approval to a $19.7 billion health and education bill, but President Nixon, before a nationwide television audience, vetoed it to avoid "surrendering to inflation." Nixon signed the veto with a pen from a desk set given to him by Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield. Here, Nixon replaces the pen after re-enacting the signing for photographers. (Still photographers were not allowed during the actual signing).
(Original Caption) 1/26/1970-Washington, DC-The Democratic Congress gave final approval to a $19.7 billion health and education bill, but President Nixon, before a nationwide television audience, vetoed it to avoid "surrendering to inflation." Nixon signed the veto with a pen from a desk set given to him by Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield. Here, Nixon replaces the pen after re-enacting the signing for photographers. (Still photographers were not allowed during the actual signing).
President Richard Nixon Vetoing Health and Education Bill
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Bettmann / Contributor
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26 January, 1970
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