Note from Tydings to Bayh

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As further amendments were proposed, it became clear to Sam Ervin and others of divergent positions that they were setting a dangerous precedent in allowing amendments to a proposed constitutional amendment on the Senate floor. When Bayh began to consider accepting from John Pastore an amendment to strengthen the wording mandating immediate consideration of disability by Congress, his colleagues, including Joseph Tydings urgently pulled him back from an action that would have resulted in sending the resolution back to committee, perhaps never to emerge again. He stood his ground, the amendments were defeated, and S. J. Res. 1 passed the Senate by a vote of 72-0.

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Tydings, Joseph D. (Joseph Davies), 1928-. "Note from Tydings to Bayh." Birch Bayh Senatorial Papers, Modern Political Papers, Indiana University Libraries. Accessed 27 May 2019. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/69.

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Note from Tydings to Bayh

Subject

Constitutional amendments.
Presidents -- Succession -- United States.

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As further amendments were proposed, it became clear to Sam Ervin and others of divergent positions that they were setting a dangerous precedent in allowing amendments to a proposed constitutional amendment on the Senate floor. When Bayh began to consider accepting from John Pastore an amendment to strengthen the wording mandating immediate consideration of disability by Congress, his colleagues, including Joseph Tydings urgently pulled him back from an action that would have resulted in sending the resolution back to committee, perhaps never to emerge again. He stood his ground, the amendments were defeated, and S. J. Res. 1 passed the Senate by a vote of 72-0.

Creator

Tydings, Joseph D. (Joseph Davies), 1928-

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Birch Bayh Senatorial Papers, Modern Political Papers, Indiana University Libraries

Publisher

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

1965

Contributor

Modern Political Papers, Indiana University Libraries

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English

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