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  • Collection: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

"Pickle's Washington Report" chronicles Texas Congressman Jake Pickle's backing of the Voting Rights Act. His support was tempered by his belief that the poll tax issue should be decided by the states rather than the federal government.

A San Antonio businessman urges Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez to support President Johnson's increased funding requests for the Vietnam War. Rep. Gonzalez responds with luke-warm support for President Johnson's Vietnam policy, stating that he is "not…

Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey expresses gratitude to Texas Congressman Jack Brooks for his support of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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