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U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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WASHINGTON : 1974

JOINT COMMITTEE ON CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

SENATOR LEE METCALF, Montana, Chairman

REPRESENTATIVE JACK BROOKS, Texas, Vice Chairman HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SENATE ROBERT N. GIAIMO, Connecticut

MIKE GRAVEL, Alaska JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan

LAWTON CHILES, Florida JAMES C. CLEVELAND, New Hampshire ROBERT TAFT, JR., Ohio JOHN DELLENBACK, Oregon

JESSE A. HELMS, North Carolina

EUGENE F. PETERS, Executive Director
DONALD G. TACHERON, Director of Research

RAYMOND L. GOOCH, Staff Counsel
John G. STEWART, Research Consultant

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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON

CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS,

Washington, D.C., October 10, 1974. Hon. JAMES 0. EASTLAND, President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate. Hon. CARL ALBERT, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

House DEAR MR. PRESIDENT AND MR. SPEAKER: By direction of the Joint Committee on Congressional Operations, we submit herewith an Interim Report on the committee's study of Congress and Mass Communications.

Nine of the ten Members of the Joint Committee have approved this Interim Report, entitled "Broadcasting House and Senate Proceedings," and the recommendations it contains.

Senator Jesse Helms disapproved the recommendations, and his separate views are included.

LEE METCALF,

Chairman. JACK BROOKS,

Vice Chairman.

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