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both the research
institutes and construction.
This idea impressed Hill and he said, “Give me
the names of the Council members.” He
did a marvelous job in the subcommittee
and actually got them to raise the funds
voted by the House for the five
Institutes, as I've said before, by 23
million. This was by all odds, as I've
said, the greatest increase the Senate
However, the great problem was what could they do
in conference with the House, as Fogarty
was mulishly opposed at that time to
increases, and Taber and Cannon too old
to understand the needs in this area. We
were in a terrible quandry.
They were the three leaders...
On the House side and without the House you were
not in business, as you know only too
well. You can have all the friends you
want in one side but if you haven't got
them on both sides, you are sunk.
The full committee agreed with the subcommittee
on appropriations in the Senate and the
bill went to the floor about the middle
of June. At this time, Florence and I
gave a dinner for the Vice President and
Mrs. Barkley, on the 21st of June, and
Sam Rayburn was there. We consulted him
about what we could do with Fogarty to
urge Fogarty to agree with the Senate.
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