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Joint Senate-House Republican Leadership Meetings: 1964

 

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Representative Miller * Senator Dirksen *
Representative Halleck
January 28, 1964

KEY
EMD:
CAH:
WEM:
LBJ:
JFK:
Senate Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen
House Minority Leader Charles A. Halleck
Chair of Republican National Committee
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-fifth Meeting of the Joint Republican Congressional Leaders Called for Tuesday, January 28, 1964, 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: 2:47

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Statement by Representative WEM [Pages 1-2]

CONTENT: Chair of Republican National Committee WEM on role of the opposition party. Just received Lyndon B. Johnson's State of Union message, economic report, and budget. This is an election year and the wheeling and dealing has begun. Republicans must supply the facts.



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Time: 3:17

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Statement by Senator EMD [Pages 2-3]

CONTENT: Senator EMD on frank accounting of Democratic foreign policy failures during the past three years. Should not embrace "co-existence." Communist aggression won't stop unless we're realistic.



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Time: 2:27

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Statement by Representative CAH [Pages 4-5]

CONTENT: Representative CAH on domestic policy failures. Cost of government has increased as has national debt.



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Time: 20:25

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Question and Answer Segment [Pages 5-16]

CONTENT:
  • Representative CAH on civil rights legislation coming to floor under open rule.

  • Senator EMD on supporting the tax bill coming up in Senate. Excise tax repeal effort will be made as he did in committee.

  • CAH returns to civil rights.

  • Senator EMD on foreign policy of Republicans. Representatives don't have much input unless asked. Wants opportunity only to make suggestions.

  • Senator EMD on budget manipulations by LBJ, (e.g., sale of assets). REA provision removing it from budget.

  • Have Eastern liberal Republicans ganged up on Goldwater in New Hampshire? No, example of party's vitality says EMD.

  • Senator EMD -- What should Democrats have done to avoid foreign policy disaster? Example of Sukarno in Indochina, Zanzibar. Senator EMD said we should use the big stick.

  • Senator EMD on Bobby Baker: he passes no judgement. Currently in Senate Rules Committee. Would not comment because it would be prejudicial. Should investigation be broadened?

  • Representative CAH on Baker case -- it's a Senate matter. Should be a full investigation.

  • Representative CAH questioned on what he thinks the rule governing gifts should be.

  • Senator EMD on meeting in Illinois of another senator. What did he think about gifts to public servants?

  • Republican National Committee Chairman WEM asked to comment on New Hampshire primary and "conspiracy" vs. Goldwater.

  • Senator EMD on investigative reports by FBI with Senate Judiciary Committee problem of leaks.

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Senator Dirksen * Representative Halleck
May 26, 1964

KEY
EMD:
CAH:
WEM:
LBJ:
JFK:
Senate Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen
House Minority Leader Charles A. Halleck
Chair of Republican National Committee
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.

Eight-second Meeting of the Joint Republican Congressional Leaders Called for Tuesday, May 26, 1964, 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: 3:35

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Statement by Senator EMD [Pages 1-2]

CONTENT: Senator EMD on military situation deteriorating in Vietnam. Grave threat to all Southeast Asia. President Johnson faltering. "Treadmill experience" like Korea. Continuous set backs recounted. Need a firm, vigorous policy.



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Time: 3:07

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Statement by Representative CAH [Pages 3-5]

CONTENT: Representative CAH on snow job shoving LBJ as advocate of economy in government. Representative CAH portrays him as the big spender. The $100 billion budget. Federal debt limit increase request.



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Time: 19:38

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Question and Answer Segment [Pages 5-20]

CONTENT:
  • Senator EMD on what he would propose as alternatives in Vietnam. Senator EMD says that's not the responsibility of the minority.

  • Representative CAH says joint leadership has not looked at current version of civil rights bill. Would House concur? CAH hasn't seen it -- it's complicated, complex.

  • Representative CAH doesn't like the way the wheat and cotton bill was handled. He talks about civil rights strategy.

  • Question on President Eisenhower's characterization of the ideal Republican candidate for president in 1964. Representative CAH doesn't think he wanted to weed Barry Goldwater out of the party.

  • Senator EMD on ideal candidate statement by Eisenhower.

  • Senator EMD on being consulted on Vietnam. Yes, they've been included but not always fully current.

  • Representative CAH on statement that a sucker is born every minute. Henry Ford endorsement of LBJ. Reduction of federal spending.

  • Representative CAH says he's been consulted sufficiently on civil rights during Senate consideration. Comments on likely schedule.

  • Rumor that Republicans in business really want LBJ.

  • Representative CAH on debt limit.

  • Senator EMD on civil rights amendments. Will put in a bill on civil rights.

  • Senator EMD will make a long speech on civil rights when the time is right. Talks more about his amendments.

  • Senator EMD on Bobby Baker case. Has no information.

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Senator Dirksen * Representative Halleck
June 11, 1964

KEY
EMD:
CAH:
WEM:
LBJ:
JFK:
Senate Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen
House Minority Leader Charles A. Halleck
Chair of Republican National Committee
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.

Eight-fourth Meeting of the Joint Republican Congressional Leaders Called for Thursday, June 11, 1964, at 9:00 a.m. in the Capitol Office (S-230) of the Senate Minority Leader, the Honorable Everett McKinley Dirksen



Audio
Time: 2:42

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Statement by CAH [Pages 1-2]

CONTENT: CAH on rumors that LBJ is postponing decision regarding Vietnam until after election. Indecision in Washington dribbling away both American lives and prestige in Southeast Asia.



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Time: 2:58

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Statement by EMD [Pages 2-3]

CONTENT: EMD on consular convention with Soviet Union. Unprecedented concession to Soviets included regarding diplomatic immunity.



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Time: 17:18

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Question and Answer Segment [Pages 4-12]

CONTENT:
  • EMD on whether or not Republicans will oppose consular treaty. EMD says clarification required. Talks about timetable -- indefinite. Other business comes first. What must be done before Republican Convention?

  • Senate position on excise taxes.

  • CAH on excise tax extension legislation considered in the House.

  • EMD on excise tax extension legislation considered in the House. CAH continues. It will be on the floor next week.

  • CAH on Vietnam. Will it be a campaign issue?

  • If Senate passes civil rights on its form, what would happen in the House? CAH comments.

  • Does CAH support record vote in the pay bill? CAH opposes bill -- doesn't care if its recorded. CAH on legislature schedule in advance of convention, especially regarding civil rights.

  • Presidentiality disability and succession legislation possibilities. Civil rights legislative schedule (EMD). Other legislation before Democratic Convention.

  • EMD on Russell Long's comments versus EMD regarding civil rights cloture speech. Long sued EMD protected Chicago but blames South for muting protection. Does EMD see further legislation regarding civil rights?

  • CAH and EMD questioned about impact of Goldwater candidacy -- speculation that it will drag down local and state candidates.

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Senator Dirksen -- Representative Halleck
September 3, 1964

KEY
EMD:
CAH:
WEM:
LBJ:
JFK:
Senate Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen
House Minority Leader Charles A. Halleck
Chair of Republican National Committee
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.

Eight-ninth Meeting of the Joint Republican Congressional Leaders Called for Thursday, September 3, 1964, 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: 2:30

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Statement by CAH [Pages 1-2]

CONTENT: CAH on Democratic trading on human misery in their party platform. Always calling attention to poverty. Despite Democratic control of government since 1932, Democrats haven't done much about it. Why should the Democrats get by with 32 years of failure?



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Time: 3:11

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Statement by EMD [Pages 3-4]

CONTENT: EMD on Democrats' election year tranquilizers -- poverty programs passed during an election year. The War on Poverty is a phony bundle. Talks about billions spent for this, and one more billion that LBJ proposes won't make a difference.



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Time: 18:42

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Question and Answer Segment [Pages 5-14]

CONTENT:
  • EMD on government poverty spending bundle.

  • EMD on election in Michigan. Question not heard.

  • CAH not satisfied that FBI should be investigating Bobby Baker.

  • CAH's statement does not mean voters are stupid. It's a vote-baiting package.

  • EMD on FBI investigation of Bobby Baker -- not a sufficient forum.

  • EMD on "Cooper Resolution" procedure regarding ethics matters. Authorizes a committee of six.

  • CAH on Social Security health care for aged -- won't be enacted into law in House.

  • EMD on Medicare substitutes before Senate Finance Committee. Merits more attention.

  • EMD on Humphrey's attack on Republican platform in insensitive terms.

  • EMD on cloture on amendment on foreign aid bill next Thursday. CAH comment on futility of last year's Christmas session regarding wheat.

  • EMD on apportionment case before court.

  • EMD returns to cloture vote. CAH says House bill ought to offered as amendment to foreign aid bill. EMD wants to break filibuster.

  • CAH wants to wrap up to go home to campaign. CAH against poverty package.

  • Question on Bobby Baker investigation. FBI role.

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