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so complicated and really quite small. If we get the education money (there was a separate bill for education), the would get about 5% more on all the institues' budgets. So I don't think I did anything on the House side at all.

Q:

You're faced with this handicap now, the holding down of funds.

Lasker:

Oh, yes, well, of course, they're holding down because they think everything will be vetoed. And as Ford has been successful with four vetces now, they're scared to death of adding much money for fear of a veto, and it's a lot of work to be vetoed and start over again.

I did go to the Senate. I have just been to the Senate last week. I went to see Magnuson, who was sympathetic to earmarked money for demonstration of high blood pressure. He was sympathetic seewingly to more money for cancer, for I hope eye. And I went to see Hollings, who is in general sympathy with more funds. I went to see Bayh, who was definitely in favor of $120 million more for cancer research because of his wife's interest in the while field and his wife's experience with the disease. And I went to see Hubert, who was definitely in favor of $120 million more for cancer. And I got various people to be in touch with other people on the subccommittee. the sub-committee now doesn't know when it will mark up, and anything I've said to them this last week will be forcotten this next week, more or less



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