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Senator Yarborough, I want to express personal official apprecia tion for your having come from another meeting to be with us here today. Your chairmanship of the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs has been most noteworthy, and I know that you and other members of the subcommittee will join in prompt consideration of this measure

Senator YARBOROUGH. Senator Randolph, it is a pleasure to serve on this subcommittee with you. I gave up service on a much larger subcommittee in order to serve here with you and to try to be o service to the veterans of the country. I remember with great pleasure one of the significant things that I think that I have been able to do in the Senate was have some part in the long 7-year fight for the cold war GI bill to give these young men coming out of. the service a chance to go to school.

Senator RANDOLPH. Who are in Memphis State University.

Senator YARBOROUGH. Who are in Memphis State University and there will be more if we can get them in there. We are trying to get word out to them about this program. I understand there are between 3,500 and 4,000 in school now. And I recall in that 7-year fight we had the constant opposition of the Bureau of the Budget and the Defense Department and other executive departments.

And in that connection I recall a visit we arranged one day. I had been to the White House time after time trying to get help: We organized a committee of five Senators and went down you had been the spokesman for the cold war GI bill as an individual, and so you were elected spokesman of the five-member group, and we made an appeal to the then President of the United States. We appealed to three separate Presidents on that GI bill. I think this is a legislative achievement. Congress finally passed the GI bill without Executive help, but with Executive opposition. To the people who think we have a rubberstamp Congress, the cold war GI bill is legislation which was achieved over two parties and three Presidents.

Thank you for the privilege of allowing me to work with you.

Senator RANDOLPH. You are not only a Senator, but you are : historian. Thank you very much.

(Whereupon, at 11:30 a.m. the subcommittee adjourned, subjec to the call of the Chair.)

WORKERS' AMENDMENTS

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON LABOR

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETIETH CONGRESS

FIRST AND SECOND SESSIONS

ON

S. 2485

TO AMEND THE LONGSHOREMEN'S AND HARBOR WORKERS'
COMPENSATION ACT TO IMPROVE ITS BENEFITS, AND FOR

OTHER PURPOSES

NOVEMBER 16, 17, AND 29, 1967, JANUARY 29, 30,

FEBRUARY 19 AND 20, 1968

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

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U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1968

COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE

LISTER HILL, Alabama, Chairman WAYNE MORSE, Oregon

JACOB K. JAVITS, New York RALPH YARBOROUGH, Texas

WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont JOSEPH S. CLARK, Pennsylvania

PETER H. DOMINICK, Colorado .) ENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia GEORGE MURPHY, California HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey PAUL J. FANNIN, Arizona CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island

ROBERT P. GRIFFIN, Michigan
EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts
GAYLORD NELSON, Wisconsin
ROBERT F. KENNEDY, New York

STEWART E. MCCLURE, Chief Clerk
JOHN S. FORSYTHE, General Counsel
EUGENE MITTELMAN, Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON LABOR

RALPH YARBOROUGH, Texas, Chairman WAYNE MORSE, Oregon

JACOB K. JAVITS, New York JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island

PAUL J. FANNIN, Arizona GAYLORD NELSON, Wisconsin

ROBERT P. GRIFFIN, Michigan
ROBERT F. KENNEDY, New York
HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey

ROBERT 0. HARRIS, Counsel
PETER C. BENEDICT, Minority Labor Counsel

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