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DEPOSITED BY THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The SEOOND SEssION of the EIGHTY-FOURTH CONGREss commenced this day, conformably to the (‘onstit in ion of the United States, and the Senate met in its Chamber in the city of “'ashmgton.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1956
The Honorable RICHARD M. NIxON, Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate, called the Senate to order, and the Chaplain, Rev. Frederick Brown Harris, D. D., of Washington, D. C., Ofiered prayer.
QUESTION OF QUORUM
Mr. JOHNSON of Texas raised a question as to the presence of a quorum;
The VICE PRESIDENT directed the roll to be called;
Ninety-one Senators answered to their names, as follows:
From the State of Alabama:
From the State of Kentucky:
From the State of Oregon:
COMMITTEE TO NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT
Mr. JOHNSON of Texas submitted the following resolution (S. Res. 150), which was considered by unanimous consent and agreed to:
Resolved, That a committee consisting of two Senators be appointed by the Vice President to join such committee as may be appointed by the House of Representatives to notify the President Of the United States 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 VICE PRESIDENT appointed Mr. JOHNSON Of Texas and Mr. KNowLAND as
members of the committee on the part of the Senate.
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Mr. KNOWLAND submitted the follotvin: resolution (8. Res. 15l). 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.
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Mr. CLEMENTS submitted the followiniz resolution ‘S. Res. 152), which was considered by unanimous consent and agreed to;
Resolved, That the hour of daily meetintz of the Senate be 12 o'clock meridian.
.unless otherwise ordered.
On motion by Mr. JOHNSON of Texas, at 12 o'clock and 12 minutes p. m.,
The Senate adjourned until Thursday next.
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The VICE PRESIDENT called the Senate to order and the Chaplain offered prayer.
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Mr. RALPH E. PLANDERS. from the State of Vermont. Mr. ESTES KEFAUVER. from the State of Tennessee. Mr. ROBERT S. KERR. from the State of Oklahoma. and Mr. M‘KE MONRONEY. from the State of Oklahoma. attended.
On motion by Mr. Joaasox of Texas. and by unanimous consent.
The reading of the Journal of the proceedings of Tuesday. January 3, 1956. was dispensed with.
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A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Bartlett. one of its clerks:
Mr. President: I am directed to inform the Senate that a quorum of the House of Representatives has appeared and that the House is ready to proceed with business.
I am also directed to inform the Senate that the Ilouse has passed the folIOWZIIL' resolution:
Res-aired. 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 passed the follotvinfi resolutions. which I am directed to communicate to the Senate:
House Resolution 347
Resolved. That the House has heard with profound sorrow of the death of Ron. Joml D. Dracztt. a Representative from the State of Michigan.
Resolved. That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to the Senate and
transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceased
Resolved, That as a further mark of respect the House do now adjourn.
Ilouse Resolution 348
It'e‘sult‘t'd. That the House has heard with profound sorrow of the death of Ron. Vntit Bucnnux. a Representative from the State of Pennsylvania.
Resolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the dt‘Ct‘ast‘d.
Resoli-ed, 'lhat as a further mark of respect the House do now adjourn.
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The VICE PRESIDENT‘ appointed during the adjournment of the Senate Mr. SYHINGTON as a member on the part of the Senate to the Joint Con:ressional Committee on the Construction of a Building for a Museum of History and Technology for the Smithsonian Institution. created by the act of June 28. 1955.
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The VICE PRESIDENT appointed dtll'lnit the adjournment of the Senate Mr. Hitt. Mr. Mouse. and Mr. Porrzn as members of the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy for 1956.
REPORT 0!‘ NOTI'ICATION COIXITTIE
Mr. JOHNSON of Texas. from the committee appointed to Join a similar committee appointed by the House of Representatives to wait upon the President of the United States and to inform him that a quorum of each House is assembled and ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make. reported that on Tuesday. January 3, 1956. the committee communicated with the President by telephone and had been advised that he would send his state of the Union message to the Conizress today.
\‘ISIT OP PRESIDENT-ELECT 0!‘ BRAZIL
.Ir. JOHNSON of Texas announced that the President-elect of Brazil. Hon.
Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira. would visit the Senate today.
QUESTION or ot'oat'tt
Mr. JOHNSON of Texas raised a question as to the presence of a quorum:
The VICE PRI-BIDENT directed the roll to be called:
Ninety-three Senators answered to their names, as follows:
Aiken Carlson Flanders
Bush D'onhak Holland
Jackson Martin I‘a Ruwfi.
1111‘ Pasture Wranu
A quorum being present.
oaomi roa tousrnntrion or x mythic BI'SINLQ On motion by Mr. Joiixsoa' of Texas. and by unanimous current. Ordered, That, follotvini: the readzzz: of the message of the Pre~ident of the United States on the state of the Union. speeches during morning blLSlIlt‘xS be limited to 2 minutesv
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The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the follovi'tng mevaae from the President of the United Statm. which aas read:
To the Congress 0/ the t'riztrd States:
The opening of this new year must arouse in us all grateful thanks to a kind providence ahost- protection has been ever present and whose bounty has been manifold and abundant. The state of the Union today demonstrates that can be accomplished under God by a free people; by their vision. their understanding of national problems. their :nitiative. their self-reliance, their capacity for work—and by their willingness to sacriflee whenever sacrifice L‘; needed.
In the past 3 years, responding to what our people tvant their Government to do. the Congress and the I-btecutive have done much in btllldllll! a stronger. better America There has been brr ad pro:TM in fostering the enenzzes of our people. in providing greater \ pportunzty to: the satisfaction of their need“. and in fuli‘iilint' their demands for the strength and security of the Republic
()ur country is at peace Our securzty p'sture commands respect A spirztual vitzor marks our national life Our economy, approaching the $400 billion mark. is at an unparalleled level of prosperity. The Illili"Ml income is Inuit‘ widely and fairly distributed than ever before The number of Americans at work ha» reached an all-time high. As a people. tve are achieving ever hitther standards of livinr—earniim more. producint' more. consumini: more. building more. and investint: more than ever before.
Virtually all sectors of our scciety are sharia: in these good times. Our farm families. if we act wisely, imaginatively, and promptly to strengthen our present farm tJYU'JIIU‘ILS. can also look toward to sharing equitably in the prosperity they have helped to create.
War in Korea ended 2L; yea." aizo The collective-security system has been powerfully strengthened. Our defenses have been reinforced at ~harply reduced costs. Procrams to expand aorld trade and to harness the atom for the better