Kennedy states the reasons of failure of passing of Congress bills during a presidential election debate in Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1960, September 26 Duration:4 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
The first Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate in Chicago, Illinois. Sander Vanocur from NBC News asks Democratic candidate Senator John F Kennedy about the failure in passing the Congress bills on medical aid to the aged, minimum hourly wage bill and federal aid to education. Kennedy answers and states that his bill to provide a dollar twenty-five cent minimum wage failed because the House of Representatives did not pass it and the House failed by eleven votes. He states the reasons for the the failure of the federal aid to education bill and medical aid to aged bill in the Senate due to lack of votes and U.S. President's Veto power. Republican candidate U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon presents his views and disagrees with the statements made by Kennedy regarding action of the House Rules Committee and veto power of the President. He states that the majority of the members of the Congress agreement to the proposals leads to the clearance of a bill. He says that the reason for the failure of these bills was not the President but the people who were against it. He talks about his alternative proposals.
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