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Senate Gets Amendment to Foreign Aid Bill Aimed Against Egypt

Senator Ernest Gruening, Alaska Democrat, with a bipartisan group of co-sponsors, today introduced an amendment in the Senate to the Foreign Assistance Bill to deny assistance to nations like Egypt if the President determines they are “engaging in or preparing for aggressive military efforts directed against” the United States or any nation receiving aid from the United States.

The measure is similar to one adopted by the House but deleted from the Senate version by the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee. The co-sponsors included Senators Jacob K. Javits, Abraham Ribicoff, Stephen M. Young, Wayne Morse, Clifford P. Case, and Harrison A. Williams, Jr.