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On December 1, 1964, West Virginia Senator Jennings Randolph wrote his in-state colleague, Senator Robert C. Byrd, requesting support for a bill that would provide aid to depressed areas throughout the Appalachian region. The Senate had passed a…

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 of…

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…

Comments by Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL) on the State of the Union

Photograph of Senator Everett Dirksen and President Lyndon Baines Johnson

Photograph of Senators Mike Mansfield (D-MT) and Everett Dirksen (R-IL)

Left to right: Senators Thomas Kuchel (R-CA), Philip Hart (D-MI), Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Mike Mansfield (D-MT), Everett Dirksen (R-IL), and Jacob Javits (R-NY)

Featuring the question of the week, “What Can We Believe?” House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford (R-MI) pictured with Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL)

Press release from Joint Senate-House Republican leadership press conference
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