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  • Collection: Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

An article from The Washington Post reporting the final committee vote on the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, sending it to the House of Representatives for passage. The article describes the arduous hearings and the testimony of some…

An article from The Washington Post describing Michigan Governor George Romney's testimony before the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce during hearings on the National Motor Vehicle Safety Act. The article is authored by George…

Senator Byrd reported the upcoming election in South Vietnam and pointed to the act as a significant moment in history, and one which justified U.S. involvement in the efforts of establishing a strong democracy in the country in his September 2, 1966…

Senator Byrd defined the ornithological terminology which the press had adopted in describing how various members of the U.S. Federal Government stood on issues regarding military efforts in Vietnam in a February 18, 1966 issue of "Byrd's Eye View."

In a February 4, 1966 edition of his "Byrd's Eye View" column, Senator Byrd discusses the anti-war protests, foreseeing an increase in the opposition as the U.S. prepared to tighten the restrictions on deferments from the draft as hostilities in…

Senator Byrd predicts the major issues that will impact voters during the 1966 elections, including the Vietnam War in his New Year's "Byrd's Eye View" column printed on December 31, 1965.

On December 3, 1965, Senator Byrd used his weekly "Byrd's Eye View" column to speak to the threat posed to the United States by a communist take-over of Korea and Vietnam as he reflected on the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In…

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…
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