Between forkfuls of veal tenderloin, fruit chutney and multiple appeals for even larger GOP majorities in the next Congress, the Republican Party netted $10.4 million from its annual fund-raising dinner.

Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said Republicans have just begun to fight for tax cuts and lower spending. He said the party can deliver even more with congressional majorities large enough to overturn any of President Clinton's vetoes."Your commitment, your help in the trenches, your work in the field will add to a larger Republican majority in the 106th Congress," Lott told the black-tie crowd of 1,500 donors Thursday at the Washington Hilton.

"With Republicans in charge of the Senate and Republicans in charge of the House, we have begun to change America," added House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia.