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November 29, 1985 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-11-29

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Page 48

HE JEWISH NEWS

SERVING DETROIT'S METROPOLITAN JEWISH COMMUNITY

',THIS ISSUE 50°

Michigan Mission
Descends On D.C.

CLOSE-UP

Some 75 Detroiters flew to
Washington for 12 hours
last Thursday. Their goal: to
lobby, listen and learn.

BY GARY ROSENBLATT
Editor

Truth,
Justice
And The
Hentoffian
Way

Nat Hentoff, fearless
columnist for The Village
Voice and former jazz critic,
sounds off on a variety of
topics, including American
Jewry, Louis Farrakhan,
Meir Kahane and social
justice.

Page 14

NOVEMBER 29, 1985

Washington — Nine members of
Michigan's Congressional delegation,
including both Senators, addressed
some 75 participants on a special 12-
hour mission to Washington last week,
sponsored by the Jewish Welfare Fed-
eration. And the highlight was a rous-
ing, off the cuff address given by Sen.
Joseph Biden (D-Del.).
What was a Senator from Dela-
ware doing at a luncheon in the
Rayburn Building for Jewish De-
troiters and their elected officials?

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I

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"I'm not sure my-
self," said Biden,
who was actually
there at the invita-
tion of his friend
and colleague, Sen.
Carl Levin (D-
Mich.). "You all
know me and have
heard me," Levin
told the group, "so I
want you to meet
just about Sen. Biden
everyone's favorite Senator." He then
turned the floor over to Biden, who
proceeded to pinpoint the "myths" that
undermine American foreign policy in
the Mideast, offer his solutions for cor-
recting them, challenge American
Jews to "do a lot more," and walk off

Continued on Page 20

Arms Deal Prompts
Debate On Veto Rules

Senators looking for easier
way to rebuff Reagan.

Washington — The Senate
Foreign Relations Committee will
consider a bill next week that would
make it easier for Congress to veto
arms sales like the proposed deal with
Jordan being pushed by the Reagan
Administration.
The bill — co-sponsored by Alan
Cranston (D-Calif.), Frank Lauten-
berg (D-N.J.) and eight others —
would prevent the use of filibusters,
now made possible with' the new pro-
cedures for defeating arms sales in
Congress. The procedures were made
necessary by a. recent Supreme Court
ruling which effectively invalidated
the legislative veto.
Under the Arms Exports Control
Act of 1976, the two houses of Congress
can veto a weapons deal by passing
concurrent resolutions of disapproval
within 30 days of formal notification of
the sale from the President. The dis-
approval resolution, which requires no
presidential signature, is the final
word on the arms deal according to the
1976 measure.

But the Supreme Court, in July
1983, knocked the underpinnings from
this legislative veto by ruling that
concurrent resolutions were not con-
stitutionally binding. In light of the
ruling, Congress could prevent the
Administration from carrying out a
proposed sale only through a joint
resolution, which is open to veto by the
President.
With the shift to the new system

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