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  • Collection: Indiana University Libraries Modern Political Papers

Bayh and his staff had managed to line up 72 cosponsors and they reached out to the White House, resulting in a mention of succession legislation in the State of the Union speech. On Jan 28 the White House sent a full-fledged endorsement of S. J.…

Out of concern for President Johnson's "undeclared war," a resident of Westville, Indiana, calls upon Senator Bayh. The constituent writes, "I am asking you as my elected official to curtail the Executive grab for power and all the senseless…

In the House, 32 proposals regarding Presidential succession had been introduced. Hearings were scheduled to begin February 7 before the full House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Emmanuel Celler, on the first day of which Bayh was to appear. In…

In the interest of time, Bayh suggested considering the resolution section by section. After nearly three hours of working over the language, the committee voted to report S. J. Res. 1 in a revised form to the full Senate.

Staff notes capture the flavor of the debate.

In a letter from Brownsburg, Indiana, a father of a service member writes to Senator Bayh. The letter begins with reservations about making claims against the Vietnam conflict but assures the Senator these issues are heartfelt. The father…

The revised S. J. Res. 139 that was reported by the Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments to the Judiciary Committee on May 27, 1964 and then on August 13 by the Judiciary Committee to the full Senate with unanimous support had stripped out that…

On February 22 S. J. Res. 1 was delivered to the House, where it went to the House Judiciary Committee, which had only concluded its hearings on the companion bill, H. R. Res. 1, the week before. On April 13 S. J. Res. 1 was debated in the House and…

Identical bills were introduced in the House and Senate in the first week of January by Emmanuel Celler (D-NY) and Birch Bayh (D-IN) respectively.

The agreement was proudly announced to the press.
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