Sponsor Sheet for S. 1564

Item

Title

Sponsor Sheet for S. 1564

Date

1965-03-18

Description

Sixty-six senators signed on as co-sponsors of the voting rights bill, and the bill was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The Committee was given explicit instructions to report back no later than April 9. Instructions were necessary because the chair, Senator James O. Eastland (D-MS), had never willingly reported a civil rights bill to the Senate floor for a vote.

Rights

No copyright - United States

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 and Records Administration, in The Great Society Congress exhibition

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