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  • Collection: The Center for Legislative Archives

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…

Representative Emanuel Celler sponsored H. J. Res. 1, a companion to the resolution passed by the Senate, and reported it from the House Judiciary Committee on March 24, 1965. This engrossing copy of the resolution passed in the House on April 13,…

After the House agreed to the conference report on June 30, 1965 and the Senate agreed on July 6, the resolution was sent to the General Services Administration for transmittal to the states. On July 9, 1965, Senator John Stennis (D-MS), a senior,…

In the spring of 1964, President Johnson sent a request to Congress to authorize special aid to the economically depressed Appalachian region, and on September 25, 1964, the Senate passed an Appalachia bill that closely followed the president’s…

On January 21, 1965, Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield (D-MT) wrote Senator Randolph Jennings (D-WV) urging him to make “a special effort” to complete the subcommittee hearings and report S. 3 to the full committee chaired by Senator Pat…

S. 3 moved through the House of Representatives quickly. It was reported by the House Committee on Public Works, chaired by George H. Fallon (D-MD), on February 17, 1965. On February 26, 1965, Fallon sent this telegram to North Carolina Governor…
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