Sponsor Sheet for S. 1564

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Broad, bipartisan support for voting rights was signaled by the 66 Senators who were eager to sign as sponsors of an administration-backed bill that had been quietly negotiated with Senate leaders. When introduced on March 18, 1965, 46 Democrats and 20 Republicans had signed as sponsors of the bill. This sponsor sheet was attached to a typed bill, stamped “Mar 18 1965” with a pencil mark “1564” assigning the bill a number. Instructions to “Return To the Senate Bill Clerk” indicate that these documents would be sent to the Secretary of the Senate’s office to be printed as a Senate bill.

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United States. Congress. Senate. Office of the Secretary. "Sponsor Sheet for S. 1564." Sponsor Sheet for S. 1564, March 18, 1965; “Original Senate Bills, S. 1526-S. 1565” folder, Original Senate Bills and Resolutions, Box 9; Secretary of the Senate; 89th Congress, Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.. Accessed 09 December 2019. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/198.

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Title

Sponsor Sheet for S. 1564

Subject

Voting Rights Act of 1965

Description

Broad, bipartisan support for voting rights was signaled by the 66 Senators who were eager to sign as sponsors of an administration-backed bill that had been quietly negotiated with Senate leaders. When introduced on March 18, 1965, 46 Democrats and 20 Republicans had signed as sponsors of the bill. This sponsor sheet was attached to a typed bill, stamped “Mar 18 1965” with a pencil mark “1564” assigning the bill a number. Instructions to “Return To the Senate Bill Clerk” indicate that these documents would be sent to the Secretary of the Senate’s office to be printed as a Senate bill.

Creator

United States. Congress. Senate. Office of the Secretary

Source

Sponsor Sheet for S. 1564, March 18, 1965; “Original Senate Bills, S. 1526-S. 1565” folder, Original Senate Bills and Resolutions, Box 9; Secretary of the Senate; 89th Congress, Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.

Publisher

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

1965-03-18

Contributor

Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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Language

English

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