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Senator Dirksen * Representative Halleck
September 18, 1963

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EMD:
CAH:
LBJ:
JFK:
Senate Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen
House Minority Leader Charles A. Halleck
President Lyndon B. Johnson
President John F. Kennedy


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Audio Index

The audio tape of this Republican Congressional Leadership press conference came to The Dirksen Center from the National Archives (Accession 228) in 1985. This index was added to the Republican Congressional Leadership file of the Dirksen Papers in 1996.

Sixty-eighth Meeting of the Joint Republican Congressional Leaders Called for Wednesday, September 18, 1963, at 9:00 a.m. in the Capitol Office (H-202) of the House Minority Leader, the Honorable Charles A. Halleck



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Time: 3:59

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Statement by Representative CAH [Pages 1-3]

CONTENT: CAH's statement on JFK televised statement on cutting taxes while increasing spending.



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Time: 3:10

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Statement by Senator EMD [Pages 3-4]

CONTENT: Senator EMD on JFK televised statement on cutting taxes while increasing spending. Republicans favor holding the line on spending, then cutting taxes.



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Time: 14:57

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Question and Answer Segment [Pages 5-12]

CONTENT:

  • Fiscal responsibility.

  • Submission of the president's budget.

  • Specific legislative schedule on spending and taxing measures.

  • Debt ceiling consideration in Senate.

  • Senate civil rights bill schedule.

  • Amplification of speaking on Senate floor so galleries can hear it.

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Senator Dirksen * Representative Halleck
November 21, 1963

KEY
EMD:
CAH:
LBJ:
JFK:
Senate Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen
House Minority Leader Charles A. Halleck
President Lyndon B. Johnson
President John F. Kennedy


  Audio Index

The audio tape of this Republican Congressional Leadership press conference came to The Dirksen Center from the National Archives (Accession 228) in 1985. This index was added to the Republican Congressional Leadership file of the Dirksen Papers in 1996.

Seventy-second Meeting of the Joint Republican Congressional Leaders Called for Thursday, November 21, 1963, at 9:00 a.m. in the Capitol Office (H-202) of the House Minority Leader, the Honorable Charles A. Halleck



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Time: 3:18

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Statement by Senator EMD [Pages 1-2]

CONTENT: EMD on JFK's responsibility for a poor legislative record because he requested increased spending and a tax cut, and because he failed to live up to civil rights promise in 1961, expecting too quick action. JFK's mismanagement of his legislative program.



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Time: 2:13

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Statement by Representative CAH [Pages 2-3]

CONTENT: CAH on President Kennedy's failure of leadership in handling legislative program. Congress has given JFK what he wanted but it wasn't led anywhere. People don't support JFK.



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Time: 12:00

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Question and Answer Segment [Pages 4-11]

CONTENT:
  • CAH elaborates on statement and on legislative schedule, especially on civil rights bill and how its various provisions (e.g., public accommodations) haven't come to House floor. Complains about how the House has been operating lately -- frustrating.

  • CAH on consideration of appropriations bills. The problem of continuing resolutions.

  • EMD on bigness of government: it has gotten too big, too fast, involving billions. Creates confusion in legislative consideration. All of it takes time.

  • EMD on Mundt amendment. The devaluation issue.

  • Will passage of civil rights open up log-jam of legislation?

  • EMD tells about impact of 1965 budget.
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