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I did it because Flood, the Chairman of the Sub-Committee
on the House side on appropriations, asked me to do it. Naturally,
I'll do anything for anybody on any Appropriations Sub-Committee,
that has to do with Health, Education and Welfare. And it was really
an expensive thing to do, because I had to give him a contribution
which I never otherwise would have done. And the party was expensive.
You're limited in the amount you can give, are you not?
Yes, we were limited, but still if you do it for twenty-
five people and there are some that you're not very interested in,
it's not very rewarding.
Yes. How much can yougive to an individual now?
A thousand dollars.
Just a thousand?
Yes. As to the Inauguration --
You skipped over the meeting with Moynihan.
I didn't have it.
Oh, you didn't have it because you were ill? What was the purpose
To get my support.
You were not supporting Bella [Bella Abzug]?
I supported Bella originally, but when he won in the primary,
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