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cut on the floor and the administration is supporting
it. What are you going to do about it?” “Well,” I said,
“I'll do whatever I can.” Isn't that funny?
I did nothing, and there was a cross-the-boards
two per cent cut in the House, but I don't think the Senate
will go along with it, so we'll see what happens.
You know, this thing never is finished until late
in the year. By the time it's finished, nobody has any
sense of accomplishment at all. You just begin to think about
what's for next year.
Yes, You have to begin for next year already.
Well, I went one day to lobby the House and the
Senate with Eppie Lederer, Ann Landers.
Was this to go to committee meetings or --?
No, this was to go to visit individual Congressmen
and Senators, and she went to visit a lot of Senators alone,
that I didn't know particularly well, including Proxmire.
Proxmire is extremely recalcitrant and not interested in medical
research, but she's a friend of his and is trying to turn him
around. She hasn't managed it yet, but she still may. I was
amazed that he'd go for nine hundred and twenty-five million
She did write an ad that we ran in all the major
newspapers in the states that the Senators were from except for
Magnuson, and all the districts of the Congressmen on the Sub-committee
on Appropriations, urging their readers to write their
Congressmen and Senators. Some of them got a big outpouring
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