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The SECOND SESSION of the EIGIITY-EIGHTH CONGRESS Commenced this day, conformably to the joint resolution fixing the date of the meeting of the second regular session of the Eighty-eighth Congress, approved December 30, 1963, and vthe Senate met in its Chamber at the city of \Vashington.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1964
The Honorable CARL HAYDEN, President pro tempore of the Senate, called the Senate to order at 12 O’clock m., and the Chaplain, Rev. Frederick Brown Harris, D.D., of Washington, D.C., Offered prayer.
QUESTION OF QUORUM Mr. MANSFIELD raised a question as to the presence of a quorum; Whereupon The PRESIDENT pro tempore directed the roll to be called; When Fifty-eight Senators answered to their names, as follows: From the State of Alabama: Mr. JOHN SPARKMAN; From the State of Alaska: Mr. ERNEST GRUENING; From the State of Arizona: Mr. CARL HAYDEN; From the State of Arkansas: Mr. JOHN L. MCCLELLAN; From the State of California: Mr. THOMAS H. KUCHEL; From the State of Colorado: Mr. PETER H. DOMINICK; From the State of Connecticut: Mr. THOMAS J. DODD; From the State of Delaware: Mr. JOHN J. WILLIAMS; From the State of Florida: Mr. SPESSARD L. HOLLAND; From the State of Georgia: Mr. HERMAN E. TALMADCE; From the State of Idaho: Messrs. FRANK CHURCH and LEN B. JORDAN; From the State of Illinois.‘ Messrs. PAUL H. DOUGLAS and EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN; From the State of Indiana: Messrs. R. VANCE HAR'I‘KE and BIRCH E. BAYH, J R.; From the State of Iowa: Mr. JACK R. MILLER; From the State of Kansas: Mr. JAMES B. PEARSON; From the State of Kentucky: Messrs. JOHN SHERMAN COOPER and THRUSTON B. MORTON; From the State of Louisiana: Mr. ALLEN J. ELLENDER;
From the State of Maine:
From the State of Vermont:
COMMITTEE TO NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT
Mr. MANSFIELD submitted the following resolution (S. Res. 245); which was considered by unanimous consent and agreed to:
Resolved, That a committee consisting of two Senators be appointed by the President pro tempore to join such committee as may be appointed by the House of Representatives to wait upon the President of the United States and inform him that a quorum of each House is assembled and that the Congress is ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore appointed Mr. MANSFIELD and Mr. DIRKSEN as the members of the committee on the part of the Senate.
NOTIFICATION TO THE HOUSE
Mr. DIRKSEN submitted the following resolution (S. Res. 246); which was considered by unanimous consent and agreed to:
Resolved, That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate is assembled and that the Senate is ready to proceed to business.
HOUR OF DAILY MEETING
Mr. HUMPHREY submitted the following resolution (S. Res. 247); which was considered by unanimous consent and agreed to:
Resolved, That the hour of daily meeting of the Senate be 12 o‘clock meridian unless Otherwise Ordered.
On motion by Mr. MANSFIELD, at 12 O‘clock and 23 minutes p.m., The Senate adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY it. 1964
The PRESIDENT pro tempore called the Senate to order. and Rev. Silas G. Kessler. D.D., of Hastings. Nebn, offered prayer.
rita Jocarui. On motion by air. Massriato. and by unanimous consent.
The reading of the Journal of the proceedings of Tuesday. January 7. 1964. was dispensed with.
immune: OI‘ SINATORS
Mr. Ctisros' P. Assessors, from the State of New Mexico. Mr. J. CALEB 80005. from the State of Delaware. .\ir. Damn. B. BIIIWSTUI. from the State of Maryland. Mr. Haaav Ftoon Bus. from the State of Virginia. Mr. CARL T. Ct'aris. from the State of Nebraska. .\fr. J. Howaan Enloxnsos'. from the State of Oklahoma. Mr. Sun J. ERVIH. Jr.. from the State of North Carolina. Mr. Piiitir A. Hiutr, from the State of Michigan. Mr. Lisrn Hitt. from the State of Alabama. Mr. Eovvaan V. Loss. from the State of Missouri. Mr. Rt'ssatt B. bone. from the State of Louisiana, Mr. Econ: J. McCsaruv. from the State of Minnesota. liir. Bonito S. Mt'sitm. from the State of Maine. Mr. J0me O. Pitsrou. from the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Mr. Aaiiaitns A. Riaicorr, from the State of Connecticut, Mr. Rtciuan B. Rossiztt. from the State of Georgia. Mr. Litvanm SALTONSTALL. from the State of Massachusetts. Mr. Gaoaca A. Ssumtus. from the State of Florida. and Mr. HARRISON A. wittiiixs. Jr.. from the State of New Jersey. attended.
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The PRRESIDENT pro tempore appointed Mr. Kaits'aov as a member on the part of the Senate to the CanadaUnited States Interparliamentary Conference to be held in Washington, DC. from January 14 to 18. 1964. vice Mr. Donn. resigned.
REPORT 0' NOTIFICATION 0' COIIITTII
Mr. MANSFIELD. from the committee appointed to Join a similar committee of the House of Representatives to wait upon the President of the United States and inform him that a quorum of each House had assembled and was ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make. reported that they had performed that duty. and that the President had advLsed that he would be pleased to address the two Houses in Joint semion today.
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A message from the House of Representatives. by .\ir. Bartlett. one of its clerks:
Mr. President: I am directed to inform the Senate that a quorum of the House of Representatives has assembled. and that the House is ready for business.
I am directed to inform the Senate that the House has passed the following resolution:
Resolved. That a committee of three Members be appointed by the Speaker on
the part of the House of Representatives to Join with a committee on the part of the Senate to notify the President of the United States that a quorum of each House has assembled and Congress is ready to receive any communication that he may be pleased to make.
The House has agreed to the followmt: concurrent resolution 1H. (kin. Res 250); in which it requests the concurrence of the Senate:
Resolved by the House 0/ Representatives (the Senate concurring). That the two Houses of Congress assemble in the Hall of the House of Representatives on Wednesday’. January 8. 196‘. at 12:30 o'clock in the afternoon. for the purpose of receiving such communications as the President of the United States shall be pleased to make to them.
The House has passed the followina resolution. which I am directed to communicate to the Senate:
Resolved. That the House has heard with profound sorrow of the death of the Honorable How/inn H. BAKU. a Representative from the State of Tennessee.
Resolved. That a committee of 17 Members of the House with such Members of the Senate as may be Joined be appointed to attend the funeral.
Resolved. That the Sergeant at Arms of the House be authorized and directed to take such steps as may be necessary for carrying out the provisions of these resolutions and that the necessary eitpenses in connection therewith be paid out of the contingent fund of the House.
Resolved. That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceased.
.ioircr slssiou or rvvo nouns r0 aacnva ismsacz rnou rm: nasrom The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid be~ fore the Senate the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 250) establishing that the two Houses of Congress assemble in the Hall of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 8. 1964, at 12:30 o'clock in the afternoon, this day received from the House of Representatives for concurrence. which was read. The Senate proceeded to consider the said concurrent resolution; and On motion by Mr. MANSYIZLD. Resolved. That the Senate agree thereto. Ordered. That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.
ADI-7km CF ml PRESXDZNT OI’ THE UNITED at n‘: on rue sure or rue t's-ios' On motion by .\ir. Marianna. The Senate. at 12 o'clock and 11 minutes p m.. proceeded to the Hall of the House of Representatives. pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 250. to hear an address by the President of the Unitid States. Hon. Lyndon B Johnson: and The two Houses being assembled. The President of the United States addressed them. as follows: Mr. Speaker. Mr. President. Members of the House and Senate. my fellow Americans. I will be brief. for our time
is necessarily short and our agenda is already long.
Last year's congressional session was the lonitest in peacetime history. with that foundation. let us work tocether to make this year's sesion the best in the Nation's history.
bet this session of Congress be known as the session which did more for civil rights than the last hundred sessions combined: as the session which enacted the most far-reaching tax cut of our time: as the session which declared allout war on human poverty and unemployment in these United States; as the session which finally recognized the health needs of all of our older citizens; as the session which reformed our tangled transportation and transit policiu; as the session which achieved the most effective. emcient foreign aid proaram ever; and as the session which helped to build more homes. and more mhools. and more libraries. and more hospitals than any single session of Congress in the htstory of our Republic All this and more can and inttst be done It can be done by this summer.
And it can be done without any increase in spending. In fact. under the budget that I shall shortly submit. it can be done with an actual reduction in Federal expenditures and Federal employment.
We have in 1964 a unique opportunity and oblitzation to prove the success of our system; to disprove those cynics and critics at home and abroad who question our purpose and our competence.
If we fail. if we frztter and fumble away our opportunity in needless, senseless quarrels between Democrats and Republicans. or between the House and the Senate. or between the South and the North. or between the Congress and the administration, then history will rightfully iudite us harshly. But if we succeed. if we can achieve these goals by forum: in this country a greater sense of union. then. and only then. can we take full satisfaction in the state of the Union.
Here in the Congress. you can demonstrate effective legislative leadership by discharging the public business with clarity and dispatch—voting each important proposal up or voting it down but at least bringing it to a fair and a final vote.
Let us carry forward the plans and programs of John Pitazerald Kennedy— not because of our sorrow or sympathy, but because they are right.
In his memory today. I especially ask all members of my own political faith. in this election year, to put your country ahead of your party. and to always debate principles—never debate personalities.
For my part. I pledge a progressive administration which is emcient. and honest. and initial.
The buditet to be submitted to the Congress shortly is in full accord with this pledge. It will cut our deficit in half. from $10 billion to H 9 billion. It will be in proportion to our national output. the smallest budget since 1951.