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Charles A Halleck

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Charles A. Halleck was a Republican leader in the House of Representatives for 10 of his 34 years as a Congressman from the state of Indiana (4 years as House Majority Leader and 6 years as House Minority Leader). He was a strong supporter of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but highly opposed to the JFK and LBJ social programs.


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Halleck is quoted in Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine as having said:
"When the American people want something from Congress, regardless of its political complexion, if they make their wants known, Congress does what the people want."
I am unable to track down any source for this quote besides the speech.


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Charles Halleck (Wikipedia)

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