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,r1) Declassified ?- 25X1 25X1 in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/08/19: CIA-RDP11M01338R000400480010-7 **Revision-21 Mar. 86 (1530) ***Addition-25 Mar. 86 ****De1etion-25 Mar. 86 (1030) TIME/DAY/DATE: BREAKFAST *1230 -12449-Tuesday, DINING ROOM EVENTS 25 March 1986 ''Bfrc? ttlEti'l LUNCHEON XX DINNER , HOST: DCI XX DDCI EXDIR OTHER PLACE: DCI D.R. XX EDR OTHER GUEST LIST: ---:-CONCREPaSintIMIRS 14-Mit Mr. William J. Casey, host Rep. C. W. Bill Young, guest of honor ***Mrs. Marian Young, guest Mr. John N. McMahon, DDCI Mr. Robert Gates, DDCI -designate Mr. James Taylor, ExDir ? ADDO 4r-.-Gleit-George,-BD09- ****Mrr-Gohn-Heiger-ece7 Mr. David David Gries, D/OCA/DCI MENU: Smoked Goose Breast with Rhubarb-Mustard Sauce Fresh Shad Stuffed with its Roe Salad Vegetables White Wine with Meal Mango Sorbet Coffee/Tea -SEATING ARRANGEMENT: , (WINDOWS) Total: X/ 8 Mr. Casey (host) CONF ENT.IAL Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/08/19: CIA-RDP11M01338R000400480010-7 Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/08/19: CIA-RDP11M01338R000400480010-7 STAT oVOC.7) , ' ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET , SUBJECT: (Optional) , Luncheon for Representative C.W. (Bill) Young, Tuesday, 25 March 1986 12:30 p.m., DCI Dining Room FROM: - David D. Gries Director, Office of Congressional Affairs EXTENSION NO. DATE TO: (Officer designation, room number, andDATE building) . r OFFICER'S INITIALS COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) RECEIVED FORWARDED 1 . . DCI ?- cc: DDCI EXDIR DDCI-Designate A/DDO A/DDI ' t . 2.? ? 3. . . 4. 5. 6. 7. .. 8. 9. 10. ? 1 1 . . 1 2. ? 13. 14. ' 15. ? . FORM 610 USE PREVIOUS 1-79 EDITIONS GPO : 1983 0 - 411-632 Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/08/19: CIA-RDP11M01338R000400480010-7 Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/08/19: CIA-RDP11M01338R000400480010-7 STAT STAT 24 March 1986 MEMORANDUM FOR: Director of Central Intelligence FROM: David D. Gries SUBJECT: Luncheon for Rep. C.W. (Bill) Young 1. You are scheduled to host lunch for Rep. C.W. (Bill) Young on Tuesday, 25 March at 12:30 p.m. in the DCI Dining Room. The purpose of the lunch is to present Rep. Young with a citation in honor of his prior service as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The Agency Seal Medallion, at Rep. Young's request, has already been delivered to him. 4. Other attendees at the lunch will be: Messrs. McMahon, Taylor, Gates, Helgerson and Gries. biography of Rep. Young is attached ror your information.. Att. Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/08/19: CIA-RDP11M01338R000400480010-7 Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/08/19: CIA-RDP11M01338R000400480010-7 C.W. Bill Young (R) Of SL Petersburg ? Elected 1970 Rorn: Dec. 16, 1930, Harmarville, Pa. tclocation: Attended Pennsylvania public schools. Military Career: National Guard, 1948-57. occupation: Insurance executive. 'wily: Wife, Marian Ford; three children. Religion: Methodist. political Career: Fla. Senate, 1961-71, minority leader, 1967-71. Capitol Office: 2407 Rayburn Bldg. 20515; 225-5961. In Washington: Young's slick pompadour hair style sometimes makes him look like a ntiddle-aged refugee from a 1950s rock movie, but he is in reality one of the more serious and effective conservatives in the House. Congress has become increasingly suspi- cious of multilateral foreign aid in recent years, and Young is the man who has done most to wize on the mood and intensify it. He left the Appropriations subcommittee handling foreign aid in 1981, saying he wanted to work on other things, but he has never quite let go of the ixsue. As a member of the Defense Appropria- tions Subcommittee, he still argues for the need to switch American aid priorities from eco- nomic to military. Young does not oppose U.S. participation in institutions like the World Bank and Inter- national Monetary Fund, but he has insisted the United States should have more say in how its money is spent. He has opposed attempts to lend money to communist countries. Young began to develop his reputation as a scourge of foreign aid in 1977, when he shocked the House with his successful amendment to ban indirect U.S. aid to Cambodia. Laos. Viet- nam or Uganda. The vote caused a dispute between the House and Senate, which did not go along with the ban. It ended only when President Carter agreed to a compromise in- .tructing U.S. officials of the programs to vote against loans to those nations. Since then, backers of multilateral aid have been in retreat. In 1979, World Bank President Robert McNamara agreed there xould be no new loans to Vietnam in fiscal 1980. In 1980 Young's threat of numerous amendments killed a bill authorizing $3.24 bil- lion to the International Development Agency, the "soft loan" arm of the World Bank. In the Reagan years, Young's preference for military aid has been the view of much of Florida - 8th District the administration. Reagan budgets have called for reduced funding for the World Bank, cou- pled with tighter controls on money for Third World nations. In 1984, Young quietly voted for the $11 billion foreign aid package the Reagan administration had endorsed. Meanwhile, Young has been shifting his attention to defense and intelligence issues. In the 98th Congress, much of his work revolved around the Select Committee on Intelligence. which got into several controversies with the Reagan administration and the Central Intelli- gence Agency over covert activities in Central America. A fair amount of Young's time on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee was spent briefing members there on what was happening in the Intelligence panel. The Intelligence assignment puts Young in a position he finds frustrating at times: he is privy to valuable information, but in most cases cannot discuss it. He defends Reagan's policy toward the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. and gets angry when liberals denounce it. "It is not any activity of the American government that has turned Central America into an armed camp," Young heatedly said in one floor debate in 1984. "We have never been the aggressor." Still, Young does chart an independent course on some matters. He defended the CIA's successful attempt to exempt certain opera- tional files from Freedom of Information Act requests, but he was highly critical of the agency following disclosures of the CIA role in helping elect Salvadoran President Jose Napo- leon Duarte. "Tbe CIA is not the place to run political campaigns," Young declared. He said he was bothered by the CIA's arrogance in refusing to keep Congress informed. On Defense Appropriations, Young has 323 - Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/08/19: CIA-RDP11mn1TIRPrInnAtIrmonn4n Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/08/19 CIA-RDP11M01338R000400480010-7 C. W. 8111 Young, R-Flo. Florida 8 The modern era of Florida politics be- gan in this district three decades ago, and the 8th is still a good signpost of political change statewide. In 1954, this district made William C. Cramer the state's first Republican House member of the 20th century. Cramer owed his election to the influence of conservative retirees. In subsequent years, other Repub- lican candidates prospered as the retirees' influence expanded elsewhere in Florida. Today, the retirees are still crucial in the politics of the 8th, but no candidate can 'afford to ignore the growing numbers of young people drawn by its steadily diversi- fying economy. The young newcomers, like their peers flooding into other parts of Flor- ida, are in some ways more conservative, which is good news for the GOP here. Not too long ago, St. Petersburg was known as almost exclusively a retirement haven. The retirees who settled there ? many of them storekeepers, office workers and civil servants from the small-town Mid- west ? brought their Republican' prefer- ences to Florida with them. The economy was mostly service oriented, geared to the needs of elderly residents and tourists. The morning rush hour saw many younger work- ers from St. Petersburg driving to jobs in Tampa, which provided employment in a greater variety of fields and a faster pace of life than in St. Pete, where the Shuffleboard West St. Petersburg Hall of Fame is a big attraction. But during the last decade, St. Peters- burg sought to broaden its economic base by' stressing that it offers a good climate for business investment. Now, St. Petersburg and Pinellas County firms such Ili Honeywell, Paradyne, E-Systems and Gen- eral Electric are busy with research, devel4 opment, production and marketing of cow puters, communications equipment and other high-technology items. A number of the major employers and subcontractors are engaged in defense-related work. The median age of the Pinellas Coon population dropped during the 1970s be. cause so many young people attracted well-paying jobs moved into the area. Dem- ocrats are still competitive in some elections in the 8th, partly because many retirees identify the party as the founder and pr tector of Social Security. But Republicans have achieved near-parity with Democrats in the number of registered voters in Pinel las County, and in practice, 1...my of the registered Democrats vote Republican, es- pecially at the national level. Population: 512,909. White 463,124 (90%), Black 44,983 (9%), Asian and Pa2 cific Islander 2,418 (1%). Spanish origin 7,616 (2%). 18 and over 413,853 (81%), 65. and over 141,405 (28%). Median age: 45. been one of the more militant backers of the B- 1 bomber: When opponents argued on the House floor that the B-1 would very soon be made obsolete by advanced "stealth" aircraft technology, Young held up a paper airplane and said, "This plane in my hand is really the only stealth bomber we have now or will have in the near future." Young also has used the Defense Subcom- mittee to fight for a proposed headquarters of the U.S. Rapid Deployment Force at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, near his district. The full committee reduced the headquarters fund- ing in 1981 by $9 million, largely because the Air Force no longer wanted to build it there, but Young added it again on the House floor. Young has made useful committee alli- ances across ideological lines. When some 324 Appropriations conservatives wanted to blqc liberal Silvio 0. Conte of Massachusetts fro becoming the panel's ranking Republi Young put ideology aside and helped round votes for Conte. Later Conte supported Yo over others for the Defense vacancy. . Young is equally willing to play dawn ideology when it comes to money for his d trict. On the Appropriations subcomm4 dealing with housing matters, he regularly t..p to increase housing funds for the elderly, prime concern in his St. Petersburg constt ency. In 1978 Young tried to add $100 milli for housing for the elderly on the House .11, but was defeated. In 1980, after a ship ran in the Sunshine Skyway bridge near St. Peters burg. Young managed to wrest $50 million t repairs from the highwgy trust fund. In.th in Dart - Saniti7ed CODV Approved for Release 2013/08/19 CIA-RDP11M01338R000400480010-7 Declassified in Part- Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/08/19: CIA-RDP11M01338R000400480010-7 98th Congress he tried unsuccessfully to force Amtrak to keep its service and repair facilities in St. Petersburg. ? Young was careful to separate himself from efforts in the Reagan administration to cut back on Social Security benefits. In 1981 he led group of several House Republicans demand- to meet with Reagan to discuss the issue. Later, when the president seemed to change his mind about Social Security, Young boasted that "I led the charge on him to back off." At Home: A high school dropout from a l'ennsylvania mining town, Young worked his way to success in the insurance business before going into politics in 1960. Ten years later, he inherited Florida's most dependable Republi- can seat from Rep. William C. Cramer, who left it when he ran for the U.S. Senate in 1970. Young had known Cramer a long time. He had met the congressman at a Rotary Club barbecue in 1955, worked in his 1956 campaign and was hired as Cramer's district aide in 1957. In 1960 the Pinellas County GOP organization urged Young to challenge a veteran Democratic Florida - 8th District state senator. He won, and was the only Repub- lican in the state Senate. By 1967, there were 20 others, Young and was minority leader. When Cramer announced for the Senate in 1970, there was little question who would re- place him. Young won 76 percent of the pri- mary vote and 67 percent in the general elec- tion. Since then it has been even easier. In 1980 and 1982, Young was unopposed; in 1984, he won 80 percent against Democrat Robert Kent, a former Sunshine Skyway toll collector. Kent, a Yugoslavian emigre and fre- quent congressional candidate from Indiana in the 1960s, changed his name from Ivan Korunek before running against Young, but the strategy failed to broaden his appeal. When prominent Republicans were look- ing for established politicians to challenge Democratic Gov. Robert Graham and U.S. Sen. Lawton Chiles in 1982 both Young and U.S. Rep. L. A. "Skip" Bafalis were intensively courted. Young pondered a statewide race, then ruled it out. Befalls took a chance and won only a dismal 35 percent against Graham. Committee Appropriations (6th of 22 Republicans) Delense; Labor-Health and Human Services-Education. Elections 1984 General C. W. Bill Young (R) 184,553 (80%) Robert Kent (Di ., 45,393 (20%) 1982 General C. W. Bill Young (R) Unopposed Previous Winning Percentages: 1980 (100%) 1978 (p9%) 1978 (65%) 1974 (76%) 1972 (76%) 1970 (67%) District Vote For President 1584 1980 1976 0 91.393 (37%) D 97,234 (41%) 13 98.426 (49?/e) R 153,584 (63%) R 124.802 (53%) R 100,586 (50%) I 12.280 ( 5%) Campaign Finance Receipts Expend- Receipts from PACs Kure. 1981 72 24 83 12 1980 40 56 85 13 1979 30 es 89 9 1978 31 68 83 14 1971 44 48 84 7 1978 69 29 84 16 1975 55 40 82 11 1974 (Ford) 54 44 1974 75 25 79 15 1973 63 31 79 16 1972 65 32 76 20 1971 81 16 86 8 S Support 0 ?? Opposition t Not eligible for all recorded votes. Key Votes Raise Social Security retirement age to 67(1983) Bar covert U.S. aid to Nicaragua (1983) Reduce dairy price supports (1983) Pass Equal Rights Amendment (1983) Freeze physicians fees under Medicare (1984) Bar aid to anti-Sandinista forces in Nicaragua (1984) Pass bill to revise immigration laws (1984) Cut education spending (1984) Authorize procurement of 21 MX missiles (1985) Interest Group Ratings as 7 94 4 96 3 92 7 83 5 88 10 87 10 80 12 78 15 76 17 89 6 1964 Year ADA ACA AFL-C10 CCUS YOUng (R) Kent (0) $170,177 $7,936 $73.400 (43%) 5104.190 0 $7.921 1984 1483 25 5 80 89 15 6 60 75 1460 1982 10 73 5 80 Young (R) $131,188 534,800 (27%) 552,322 1981 1480 5 11 83 88 7 11 94 76 Voting Studies 1979 11 92 26 88 1978 10 93 15 78 Presidential Party Conservative 1977 10 83 17 94 Support Unity Coalition 1978 5 89 30 69 Year S 0 s 0 s 0 1975 1974 16 4 93 86 13 0 82 70 1964 54 38 68 24 85 8 1973 16 92 27 80 1983 74 23 77 18 87 11 1972 13 87 18 90 1962 74 16 741 171 84 5 1971 5 97 a 325 - Declassified in Part- Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/08/19: CIA-RDP11Mn1TIRPnnnannA ormln STAT Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/08/19: CIA-RDP11M01338R000400480010-7 Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2013/08/19: CIA-RDP11M01338R000400480010-7