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  • Collection: Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

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…

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…

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…

This one-page memo contains the "Official Membership Roster" of the Democratic Steering Committee for the House of Representatives during the 89th Congress. Rep. Ray Madden (D-Indiana) was the Chairman and Rep. Spark Matsunaga (D-Hawaii) was the…

At the start of the 89th Congress, Congressman Harley O. Staggers was provided with this 3-page memo providing a list of 34 legislative proposals that might be addressed in the 89th Congress, based on a "Congressional Quarterly" report of January 1,…

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.

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 Appalachian Regional Development Act in the House, Senator Robert C. Byrd issued this press release announcing his intent to “expedite action” on the release of the funds needed to support the programs. As a member…
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