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very much more. So I went to see Hubert Humphrey, who had just in that year -- in the winter of that year, '74 -- suffered from a severe treatment by X-Ray for his bladder cancer and who by this time was feeling extremely well and lively, and I complained to him that we had a terrible time in the House but that his suggestion that we give up on the sub-committee and go to the leadership, meaning , had brought forth $660 million from the House -- and what would he do? Well, he said, “I will introduce an amendment on the floor of the Senate.”

Q:

We not being a member of that committee.

Lasker:

We not being a member of that committee. And he said, “Get me the retrial.” Now, I really should give you his speeches. There are two speeches that he made on the floor of the Senate that were marvelous speeches.

Q:

And you have copies.

Lasker:

Yes. (pause in recording)

Q:

The two speeches will be attached to the manuscript. So he really came through.

Lasker:

He really came through. Those speeches were very eloquent.



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