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  • Collection: Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

While visiting the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Congressman Harley O. Staggers, Sr. was given a map displaying the areas of conflict in Vietnam as well as an economic map of Southeast Asia. The map also includes a timeline of the conflict, ranging from…

After passing the Senate and House, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 into law on March 9, 1965. The act established the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), whose membership included…

Following the passage of the Social Security Act Amendments, Senator Byrd penned this column detailing two new insurance plans established as part of Medicaid. Each benefited Americans aged sixty five and over. Part A, the "Basic Hospital Insurance…

Knowing that many struggling West Virginians would benefit from the newly minted Medicare program, Senator Byrd outlined some of its benefits in this August 20, 1965 "Byrd's Eye View," column. Byrd highlighted the many new provisions available to…

In this July 9, 1965 "Byrd's Eye View" column, Senator Robert C. Byrd outlined the original parameters and historical expansions of the Social Security Act for his West Virginia constituents. The column provided context for the Senate's ongoing…

In this Byrd's Eye View column, Senator Byrd informs West Virginians about the short and long-term dangers of teen smoking. Byrd also outlines public health officials' multi-faceted efforts to combat it and challenges the notion that smoking…

Throughout his long career in Congress, Senator Robert C. Byrd penned a regular column titled Byrd's Eye View that ran in newspapers across West Virginia. The columns were one way in which the Senator shared news from Washington D.C. with…

A photograph of the bill signing ceremony for the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act showing Congressman Harley O. Staggers, Chairman of the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce shaking hands with President Lyndon Baines…

Speaker of the House of Representatives, John McCormack. Image cropped from a photograph of the speaker with Congressman Harley O. Staggers, Sr. and a group of 4-H members at a breakfast on Capitol Hill.

During the late fall of 1965, Congressman Harley O. Staggers, Sr. met with Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam. The meeting was part of Congressman Staggers' fact-finding trip in advance of his appointment to the…
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