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COMMITTEE ON RULES AND ADMINISTRATION

THOMAS C. HENNINGS, J.R., Missouri, Chairman

CARL HAYDEN, Arizona CARL T. CURTIS, Nebraska THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN, Rhode Island JOHN SHERMAN COOPER, Kentucky MIKE MANSFIELD, Montana JACOB K. JAVITS, New York HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia CLIFFORD P. CASE, New Jersey

GoRDON F. HARRison, Chief Clerk and Counsel

DARRELL St. CLAIRE, Professional Staff Member

Rob ERT S. McCAIN, Professional Staff Member

SPECIAL SUBcom MITTEE on AMENDMENTs to RULE XXII

HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia JACOB K. JAVITS, New York
LANGDoN WEST, Special Counsel
John P. CodeR, Editorial Assistant

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA zz
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C O N T E N T S

Case, Clifford P., a United States Senator from the State of New

erse V------------------------------------------------------ 203
Clark, Joseph S., a United States Senator from the State of Pennsyl-
vania------------------------------------------------------ 151

Comparet, Bertrand L., Citizens' Congressional Committee, San

Diego, Calif------------------------------------------------- 263

Cooper, John Sherman, a United States Senator from the State of
entucky - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12
Deutsch, Eberhard P., New Orleans, La-- - - - - - - - - - - - - ----------- 197

Douglas, Paul H., a timited States Senator from the state of Illinois. 31
Erb, Mrs. Ray L., national defense chairman, Daughters of American

Revolution, Washington, D. C. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 105
Ferman, Irving, director, Washington, D. C., office, American Civil

Liberties Union, Washington, D. C. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 124

Foster, W. L., United States Day Committee, Tulsa, Okla---------- 270

Frankston, Mrs. W. J., Wheeling, W. Val-...-- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 168

Garman, Dr. W. O. H., president, Associated Gospel Churches; mem-
ber, executive committee, American Council of Christian Churches,

Kefauver, Estes, a United States Senator from the State of Tennessee- 165

Ketchum, Omar B., director, National legislative service, Veterans of

Foreign Wars of the United States, Washington, D.C.------------ 111

Koontz, Dr. Amos R., Baltimore, Md---------------------------- 246
Mitchell, Clarence, director, Washington bureau of the National
A giation for the Advancement of Colored People, Washington,

C------------------------------------------------------- 251

Montgomery, George S., Jr., For America, New York, N.Y-------- 182

Neuberger, Richar L., a Ünited States'senator from the State of

Oregon----------------------------------------------------- 154

Putnam, Harold L., executive secretary, National Society of the Sons

of the American Revolution, Washington, D.C.------------------ 23

Roo, Walter P., president, United Automobile Workers, Detroit,
ich------------------------------------------------------- 131
Saltonstall, Leverett, a United States Senator from the State of
Massachusetts---------------------------------------------- 237
Saye, Albert B., professor of political science, University of Georgia,
Athens, Ga------------------------------------------------- 117

Snow, Mrs. John Howland, president, National Association of Pro

America, New Canaan, Conn.--------------------------------- 195

Sparkman, John, a United States Senator from the State of Alabama- 226

Stennis, John, a United States Senator from the State of Mississippi-- 87
Taylor, Tyre, general counsel, Southern States Industrial Council,
ashington, D.C.------------------------------------------- 66

Thurmond, Strom, a United States Senator from the State of South

Carolina---------------------------------------------------- 13

Wicker, John J., Jr., representing W. C. “Dan” Daniel, national
commander of the American Legion, Richmond, Va.-------------- 157

Written statements of United States Senators:

Bush, Prescott, Connecticut------------------------------------ 30

Hennings, Thomas C., Missouri--------------------------------- 287

Ives, Irving M., New York------------------------------------- 65

Jenner, William E., Indiana------------------------------------- 282

Johnson, Lyndon B., Texas------------------------------------- 281

Johnston, Olin D., South Carolina------------------------------- 19
Kuchel, Thomas H., California---------------------------------- 102
Langer, William, North Dakota.--------------------------------- 98
Payne, Frederick G., Maine------------------------------------- 30
Potter, Charles E., Michigan------------------------------------ 130
Robertson, A. Willis, Virginia----------------------------------- 19
Smith, H. Alexander, New Jersey-------------------------------- 29

APPENDIX

Citizens United, Inc.------------------------------------------- 313.

Committee for Constitutional Government, Inc.------------------- 334

Constitutional Action, Inc.-------------------------------------- 313

Constitutional Foundation, San Diego, Calif.---------------------- 325

Crippen, John K---------------------------------------------- 330

Defenders of the American Constitution, Inc.---------------------- 335

Defenders of American Education------------------------------- 314

Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence------ 314

Florida States Rights, Inc.-------------------------------------- 314

Frank, John-------------------------------------------------- 336

Goldsborough. Robert H--------------------------------------- 337

Goodbody & Co........I.I.I.I.I.I.I.I.I.I.I.I.I.I.I.I.I.I.I.I. 318

Gosnell, f. Cullen B----------------------------------------- 338

Individuals for Freedom---------------------------------------- 318

International Union of Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers,
AFL-CIO-------------------------------------------------- 355

Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America.-------------- 338

Liberty and o ------------------------------------------ 319

MacLean, Donald--------------------------------------------- 339

Manion, Clarence---------------------------------------------- 339

Mantel, Howard Norman--------------------------------------- 344

Massachusetts Committees of Correspondence--------------------- 314

Military Order of the Crusades---------------------------------- 319

Minute Women of the United States of America, Inc.--------------- 319

Mississippi State Taxpayers Association------- - 320

National Association of Christian Schools------ -- 320

National Republic--------------------------------------------- 321

National Society, Children of the American Colonists-------------- 321

National Society of Huguenots in the State of Iowa---------------- 322

National Society of New England Women---------------------- 322, 323

National Society Patriotic Women of America, Inc.---------------- 323

National Society United States Daughters of 1812----------------- 324

Pro America, Inc.:

Fort Worth Chapter--------------------------------------- 345

Illinois Chapter------------------------------------------- 320

New Jersey Chapter------------------------------------- 324, 345

Prufer, Prof. Julius F------------------------------------------ 346

Realpolitical Institute------------------------------------------ 346

#. Women of Park Ridge, Inc., Illinois.------------------- 324

Robnett, George----------------------------------------------- 347

Small Property Owners' Association------------------------------ 325

Sons of the American Revolution:

Georgia State Society-------------------------------------- 315

National Society------------------------------------------ 323

Tallahassee, Florida Chapter-------------------------------- 347

Sons and Daughters of Liberty:

Banner Council No. 67------------------------------------- 347

Fidelity Council No. 22------------------------------------ 348

Lafayette Council No. 27----------- 348

Old Glory Council No. 56-------- - 348

Pride of Belleville Council No. 215 348

Pride of Boonton Council No. 103--------------------------- 360

Pride of Malaska Council No. 100--------------------------- 349

Pride of New Jersey Council No. 243------------------------ 349

Pride of Park Council No. 15------------------------------- 349

State Council of Ohio-------------------------------------- 349

True American Council No. 3.------------------------------- 350

Sons of Confederate Veterans--------------------------------- 326,351

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War------------------------- 35

Taft, Robert Bent--------------------------------------------- 351

United Neighbors, Inc.:

Letter to Senator Lyndon B. Johnson-i---------------------- 327

Letter to Senator William F. Knowland---------------------- 327

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Exhibit 3. List of names of other individuals expressing opinion on pro-
posed changes in rule XXII in letters and telegrams to the subcommittee- 360
Exhibit 4. Petitions------------------------------------------------ 363

MISCELLANEOUS

Bibliography of material relating to cloture and filibustering------------ 292

Excerpts from books and articles on various aspects of cloture:

Absurdities and Conflicts in Senate Rules Are Outlined, by Irving

Brant (Congressional Record) --------------------------------- 177

Filibustering in the Senate, by Franklin L. Burdette--------- 200, 211, 212
Memorandum on the Development of Cloture and the Previous
Question in American and British Practice, by Irving Brant (Con-

gressional Record)------------------------------------------- 172
The Citadel, by William S. White------------------------------- 94
The American Senate, by Lindsay Rogers----------------------- 76, 201
Unwritten Rules of American Politics, by John Fischer (Harper's) -- 119

Filibustering:

Arguments pro and con-------------------------------------- 308–310

Editorials on-------------------------------------------------- 50–63

Legislation delayed or defeated by------------------------------- 306
Outstanding Senate filibusters, 1841–1955------------------------- 304
Remedies (suggested) for “obstruction” in the Senate-------------- 310
The Filibuster and How To Cure It, address by Senator Paul H.
Douglas, Illinois, at Ohio State University---------------------- 37
History of efforts to limit debate in the Senate------------------------ 295

Letter from Senator Thomas C. Hennings, Jr., to Senator Herman E.
Talmadge relative to testimony of Austin F. Hancock before special

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