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House Adopts Bill to Monitor Helsinki Agreement Compliance

The House of Representatives, by a vote of 240-95, today adopted the Case-Fenwick bill setting up an American commission on security and cooperation in Europe whose function is to monitor compliance with the Helsinki agreement by all its signatories, including the Soviet Union. A major feature is to advance the freedom of citizens within the Soviet orbit, including Jews and others wishing to emigrate.

The bill will now go to the Senate-House conference, since the Senate version sponsored by Sen. Clifford P. Case (R.NJ) calls for an II-member group while the House measure introduced by Rep. Millicent Fenwick (R.NJ), proposes 15 members.