News Release Regarding H.R. 2580

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The administration had to make concessions to Representative Feighan to get his support for the Celler bill. The House Judiciary Committee’s August 3, 1965 vote of 27 to 4 to report an amended H.R. 2580 to the House was the major milestone for congressional passage of immigration reform. This news release shows Celler’s elation at being on the verge of successfully weeding out “this unworkable, unnecessary, and fragmented approach to immigration policy.” On August 25, the House passed H.R. 2580 by a vote of 318 to 95 and on Septemer 22, the Senate passed the bill by a voice vote. President Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act into law on October 3, 1965.

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. "News Release Regarding H.R. 2580." News Release Regarding H.R. 2580, August 3, 1965; “H.R. 2580-Press Release, Newspaper Clippings 1 of 2” folder, Legislative Files, Box 75; 89th Congress; House of Representatives, RG 233; National Archives.. Accessed 28 April 2017. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/309.

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Title

News Release Regarding H.R. 2580

Subject

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

Description

The administration had to make concessions to Representative Feighan to get his support for the Celler bill. The House Judiciary Committee’s August 3, 1965 vote of 27 to 4 to report an amended H.R. 2580 to the House was the major milestone for congressional passage of immigration reform. This news release shows Celler’s elation at being on the verge of successfully weeding out “this unworkable, unnecessary, and fragmented approach to immigration policy.” On August 25, the House passed H.R. 2580 by a vote of 318 to 95 and on Septemer 22, the Senate passed the bill by a voice vote. President Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act into law on October 3, 1965.

Creator

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

Source

News Release Regarding H.R. 2580, August 3, 1965; “H.R. 2580-Press Release, Newspaper Clippings 1 of 2” folder, Legislative Files, Box 75; 89th Congress; House of Representatives, RG 233; National Archives.

Publisher

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

1965-08-03

Contributor

Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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Language

English

Type

Document

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