The Center for Legislative Archives

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The Center for Legislative Archives

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The Center for Legislative Archives, a part of the National Archives and Records Administration, preserves and makes available to researchers the historical records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Through its public outreach programs, the Center uses these historical records to promote a better understanding of Congress and the history of American representative government.

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On January 12, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson sent Congress a forceful education message proposing “that we declare a national goal of Full Educational Opportunity.” Further, he asserted, “Every child must be encouraged to get as much…

On January 12, 1965, Carl D. Perkins (D-KY), chair of the General Education Subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Labor, introduced H.R. 2362, an administration backed education bill. It specified a federal funding formula based on…

H.R. 2362 was backed by a fragile coalition of leading education organizations and religious leaders. The bill provided enough support to private schools to enlist the support of Catholic groups, but not so much as to arouse opposition from…

An education bill identical to the one the House passed was introduced in the Senate. Democratic leaders were determined to pass the bill, S. 370, without amendments in order to avoid either House reconsideration or a conference committee. When the…

President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s health problems and President John F. Kennedy’s assassination heightened support for a constitutional amendment to address the exercise of presidential power in the event of presidential disability and to provide…