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The second point on which I would like I personally regret that we are approy- cannot say that the teaching of political to comment is my great concern about ing the principle of categories for grant- science is less important than chemistry, adequate education at the elementary ing assistance, because I do not think the teaching of history less important and secondary level. I hope the 88th that the categorical approach makes than mathematics, or that ancient Greek Congress will explore every possibility much sense. As you can see, we are is not as important as modern Greek, or of expanding every existing education providing aid only if construction is lim- social science is not as important as enstatute to find new ways of providing ited to structures or portions thereof gineering. I think as we look into this Federal assistance to elementary and sec- especially designed for instruction or we will see how unwise categorical aids ondary education. With the Higher research in certain areas. We are pro- are. But now when we are about to Education Facilities Act, we are helping viding, in other words, assistance if the accept this legislation, let us point out to provide facilities for the tremendous building is to be used or designed for the that the facilities that are permitted to increase in college enrollments. But we use of instruction in French or modern be constructed are the most expensive, must make sure that every one of our Greek, but it presumably cannot be fi- that we took away the prohibition from millions of children in the elementary nanced with Federal money if it is de- teaching any discipline that would be schools has an equal opportunity to re- signed for instruction in English or in natural for the institutions to teach in ceive an adequate education. history or in economics.
the facilities that are constructed. We The elementary and secondary schools If it were not for the fact that the took out that prohibition. So at least we are the very foundation of our whole limitation is not an absolute one, I have, to my knowledge, the most aceducation structure.
would think this approach of categories ceptable version we could possibly come The Senate and House conferees are would be undesirable. However, as has up with and still provide for categorical now working on the vocational education already been indicated, we did strike the grants. bill which this House approved over- Senate language which would have said Mr. GOODELL. Mr. Speaker, will the whelmingly. This is urgent legislation that these buildings should be used only gentleman yield? and will be of great help at the secondary for certain purposes. In other words, Mr. QUIE. I yield to the gentleman level. I hope that this vocational educa- they must be designed for certain pur- from New York. tion conference report will be brought poses, but there is leeway with respect Mr. GOODELL. Will the gentleman back to the House next week. But to- to subsequent use, so long as it does not agree with me about the contradictory day—and at this time we have the op- fall within the prohibitions with respect position taken in the original Senate bili, portunity to take affirmative action to to religious practices. This is a signifi
which in effect provided that under this assist the institutions of higher educa- cant modification of the language as it program we could make a grant for contion. passed the Senate.
struction of a graduate facility in politiI urge the House to accept this confer- Mr. GOODELL. Mr. Speaker, will the cal science but it was unconstitutional ence report because it will help meet to- gentleman yield?
for construction of an undergraduate day's urgent needs. This legislation is Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. I yield to facility for political science. This was good legislation for all of the colleges the gentleman from New York.
the provision in the original bill that and universities in our country, and it is Mr. GOODELL. Would the gentle- passed the Senate. fair to say that it is demonstrably clear, man agree that it was the intent of the
Mr. QUIE. That is correct. in this case, that what is good for higher conferees that the only restriction on Mr. GOODELL. This contradictory education is good for the country. use of these facilities after they are con
situation caused the House conferees to Mr. POWELL. Mr. Speaker, I yield structed is the restriction contained in press the Senate conferees at some 15 minutes to the gentleman from New section 401(a) (2) where we define “aca- length to explain their justification for Jersey (Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN).
demic facilities.” That section provides such a constitutional distinction between Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, that the facilities are not to be used for graduate and undergraduate facilities. as the discussion has already indicated athletic or recreational events or for I think we can say flatly, we got no subthere is solid agreement among the sectarian instruction or places of re- stantive justification on the merits at all
for that line of distinction. House conferees on this report. All of ligious worship, or divinity schools, or us urge its adoption by the House. finally so it would not overlap with the Mr. QUIE. That is correct. In my opinion this is significant leg- medical school bill.
Mr. GRIFFIN. Mr. Speaker, will the islation. It is legislation which might
Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. I thank the gentleman yield? well have been enacted some time ago. gentleman for his clarification of the Mr. QUIE. I yield to the gentleman The facilities which will be built with point I was trying to make.
from Michigan. Federal funds are needed now, and it will Mr. Speaker, I yield the balance of my Mr. GRIFFIN. As one of the confertake time to get them ready for use for time to the gentleman from Minnesota ees, I should like to add my voice to this generation of college students. [Mr. QUIE].
those of my colleagues on both sides of There are significant differences be- Mr. QUIE. Mr. Speaker, I think we the aisle who served on the conference tween the bill as approved by the House came to a successful compromise in the committee in urging the House to adopt last August and this conference report, conference report on this bill. I am this conference report. Any Member but none which detract from the posi- pleased and happy about the fact that who voted for the bill earlier, as it went tion that the House took when it passed we have come so close to across-the- through the House, can certainly give his the bill. One provision in the bill as it board grants to higher education insti- wholehearted approval to this conference passed the Senate that has not been tutions. The Senate agreed prior to report. I should like to emphasize and mentioned is worthy of comment. I re- going to conference that in graduate call attention to one aspect of this legisfer to the provision allowing judicial re- schools there would be no categorical lation. As agreed upon in conference, view by means of a taxpayer's suit in grants, it would be across the board. the bill gives special emphasis to the need reference to the constitutionality of the We made additional headway in public for, and desirability of, further developassistance made available in this legis- community colleges and technical insti- ment and expansion of community and lation. It was at the insistence of the tutions, in which we removed the limita- junior colleges in this country. Not only House conferees that the Senate con- tions of categorical grants. The Sen- have we specifically earmarked 22 perferees, somewhat reluctantly, agreed to ators were adamant against removing cent of the grant funds for this purpose, drop this provision altogether. There the categorical grants from 4-year in- but another provision will be very signifiis no question that a challenge may be stitutions. We could never tell why cant so far as junior colleges are conmade on some aspect of this and other they were adamant but they were, so the cerned. I refer to the fact that with reprograms which provide aid to our non- House finally had to back down if we spect to junior college construction, the public institutions of higher education. were to get any legislation at all. The Federal grant can amount to 40 percent However, I feel strongly that language idea of grants for higher education in
of the cost. which would facilitate a suit, or which stitutions limited to academic facilities Presumably, the other 60 percent of would try to establish a controversy of limited categories is indefensible. the cost, in most cases, will come, 30 perwhere perhaps there would otherwise be This being the case, it should not be cent from State and 30 percent from none, should not have been incorporated difficult to amend the law in future years local sources. into this legislation. I am glad it has to make the grants "across the board.” So far as other institutions of higher been dropped.
I think this is important because we learning are concerned, Federal grant funds can account for up to one-third ence committee on both sides of the
ence committee on both sides of the and Senate conferees could do much to of the construction costs.
aisle. I think our colleagues have done relieve the shortage of college facilities This legislation indicates, in my opin- a remarkable job and achieved excel- that exists today. A shortage that is ion, the launching of a new and a sound lent results. This is a very effective bill,
This is a very effective bill, bound to get worse unless congressional national policy, for at least the next 3 and when enacted into law, it will con- action is taken. years-a policy which encourages the stitute the greatest piece of legislation By 1965, college enrollments will be development and expansion of commu- in the field of higher education that has
in the field of higher education that has 50 percent greater than they were in nity and junior colleges-a policy which ever been passed by any Congress in the 1960. If we are to accommodate the prolooks toward the day when every high past.
jected college enrollment of 7 million school graduate in this country will be I know the many intricate questions students by 1970, which is a doubling in able to attend a college, for at least 2 involved. We of the House can indeed enrollment, during this decade, $23 bil
be proud of the admirable leadership and lion worth of college facilities will need inexpensive and where he can try his the excellent manner in which the House to be built. This means that just to put wings, so to speak. I think that the conferees performed their duties in ad- a roof over the head of the generation policy which the Congress is now em- justing the differences that existed be- beating a path to our college doors will barking upon is a sound and a wise one tween both branches. I congratulate
tween both branches. I congratulate require more structures built on college for these times.
them. I know they served with the full campuses in this decade than all the faMr. QUIE. I thank the gentleman dignity and strength of the House. cilities built from the American Revolufrom Michigan. I might point out to This is a bill that is essentially along tion until 1960. To make this problem those of you who might be wondering if the lines of the bill as it originally passed more critical, the greatest increases in the Senate caused us to give in to them the House of Representatives. It is go- college enrollment are expected in the on the amount of money, the Senate ing to be of inestimable value in the next 2 years. completely gave in to us on the amount field of higher education.
The practical effect of inaction on this of money. There is no additional money
I am pleased to take special note of problem would be to deny an opportuin this bill from what was reported when the action in reference to public com- nity for further education to thousands of the House passed the bill originally. It munity colleges. The unrestricted aid qualified young men and women simply
provided these colleges will contribute because there is not enough room for is a 3-year program for which we authorize the money. It automatically to the advancement and appreciation of them in our existing colleges. comes up for consideration not only be the liberal arts and will thus serve to Also a lack of facilities would make fore the Committee on Appropriations enhance the intellectual vitality of college costs higher, thus requiring parbut by the authorizing committee. And America.
ents to take out larger and more burdenif this is an acceptable program ear
The results that will flow from this some loans to finance their sons' and marking funds for the junior colleges it bill will be of tremendous value in the daughters' education. It would mean is going to last for that length of time life of our Nation.
more mothers going to work so they can and I think, therefore, this is the kind
Mr. POWELL. Mr. Speaker, I yield put their children through college and of bill that anybody who voted for it be- 1 minute to the gentleman from Cali- finally it would mean too many students
fornia [Mr. HANNA). fore, as the gentleman from Michigan
struggling through school with both a said, ought to be wholeheartedly in favor
Mr. HANNA. Mr. Speaker, I want to heavy academic load and outside work of it now. I would say to many of those thank the gentleman for yielding to me. commitments that could combine to enwho opposed it for some reason that they I would
like to bring
to the attention of danger their college careers. ought also to consider seriously support the Members from California one very
The bill agreed upon by the House and ing it now.
important part of this bill as far as Cali- Senate conferees, if signed into law, Mr. GOODELL. Mr. Speaker, will the fornia, is concerned. As perhaps some would be the first general college aid pro
of you know, California has a tremen- gram in our Nation's history. Basically gentleman yield? Mr. QUIE. I yield to the gentleman was serving as chairman of the Com- lion in matching grants to states in each
dous system of junior colleges. While I the program provides for: first, $230 milfrom New York.
mittee on Education of the House in of 3 successive years. The Federal grant Mr. GOODELL. I would like to emphasize that there is a change in the the master plan for higher education. Structing, rehabilitating, or improving
California, we passed what was called would pay one-third of the costs of conSenate legislation as far as the money Under that plan we anticipated that the undergraduate facilities. The 3-year authorization is concerned. We have college enrollment in California would total authorized is $690 million with indicated we believe a 5-year program is double between 1960 and 1975. going to be necessary, and we have the master plan it was provided that 70 junior colleges and technical schools
Under over $50 million earmarked each year for adopted a 5-year program, but we have percent of the new enrolling freshmen the fastest growing segment in higher authorized appropriations for only a would go into junior colleges, which in education picture. period of 3 years, it being our considered California are supported by local tax doljudgment on the part of the House of lars. This bill will do a great deal to
Second, $25 million in 1964 and $60 Representatives that we could not antici- ward encouraging those people who carry grants for the establishment or improve
This bill will do a great deal to million in both 1965 and 1966 for Federal pate the need for money in the fourth such a heavy burden of higher education ment of graduate schools or cooperative and fifth years at this stage. The legis- in the State of California. I think we graduate schoolsthose maintained by lative committee should review this mat- Californians owe a special expression of two or more institutions. The Federal ter before we authorize funds for a fourth indebtedness to this fine committee for grants will cover one-third of the project and fifth year to see where those funds the conference report they are bringing costs and will help supply the M.A.'s and should be allocated. We have, therefore, to the floor this morning. authorized funds for only a 3-year period,
Ph. D.'s this country needs.
Mr. KING of California. Mr. Speaker, in accordance with the House version.
Third, $120 million in Federal loans I would like to associate myself with the to colleges is authorized in each of the Mr. QUIE. That is correct.
splendid remarks of my fellow Cali- next 3 years for construction, rehabiliMr. Speaker, I yield back the balance fornian, the Honorable RICHARD T. tation, or improvement of facilities. of my time.
HANNA, who has so well stated the im- Under the first portion of this program The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. portance of this bill and its particular that I discussed, Maryland institutions STAGGERS). The gentleman from New impact on public community colleges. of higher education would receive about Jersey, who is in control of the time, Community colleges are flourishing in $312 million a year in grants in each of yields back 3 minutes.
California and have long since proven a the next 3 years. This money will be Mr. POWELL. Mr. Speaker, I yield to tremendously valuable adjunct to our used to build needed college facilities the distinguished Speaker of the House State's progressive educational system. here for our young people. It is estiof Representatives, the gentleman from It is satisfying for me to realize that to- mated that across the Nation about Massachusetts [Mr. MCCORMACK), such day the House will approve a bill which 2,100 colleges-both public and private time as he may require.
does so much to insure the continued would be eligible to benefit from the Mr. MCCORMACK. Mr. Speaker, I progress of these important institutions. higher education bill. want to take this opportunity to congrat- Mr. SICKLES. Mr. Speaker, the bill We may need to take other steps to ulate the members of the House confer- that has been agreed on by the House keep college costs from rising too high. As you know, intelligence is not related meet the ever mounting costs of educa- private. It particularly enables a rapid to family income or the ability to pay the tional needs.
advance in the development of junior cost of going to college, but college en- The program proposed in the confer- colleges and technical schools. Now is rollment is. At the present time, one- ence report is commendable. It is basi- the time to act favorably in behalf of the half of the top one-third of our high- cally the same program approved earlier next generation of leaders in America. school students fail to go on to college by this body. It provides matching
this body. It provides matching They will be assuming the burdens of mainly because they lack the financial grants for construction of undergraduate private and public affairs as we slip into means. Although scholarships are in- and graduate academic facilities as well retirement, and we want these future creasing, a University of Wisconsin's as loans for such construction. It is a leaders to be equal to tasks they will study has found that, of an average stu- $1.1 billion 5-year program, calling for face, and the crucial decisions they will dent income of $1,619, scholarships only new authorization of appropriations and make for America in the latter part of provided $82 of this figure.
congressional review after 3 years. In
In this century. Various programs, such as the National no situation will the Federal share of a Mr. REIFEL. Mr. Speaker, I ask Defense Education Act, provide loans to project exceed one-third of the total unanimous consent that the gentleman needy, talented students. However, in cost, thus State and local incentive and from Massachusetts [Mr. MORSE] may the future, it may be necessary to take initiative is stimulated, not destroyed. extend his remarks at this point in the additional action to bridge the gap be- This is exactly the type of balanced, rea
RECORD. tween the financial resources of our tal- sonable program this country needs, and
The SPEAKER. Is there objection ented young people and the cost of a col- for that reason I sincerely urge my col
to the request of the gentleman from lege education. We cannot afford to leagues to approve this report.
South Dakota? waste the talents of these young people Mr. BOGGS. Mr. Speaker, I ask There was no objection. by failing to invest in their and, indeed, unanimous consent that the gentleman Mr. MORSE. Mr. Speaker, I rise in our Nation's own future.
from Massachusetts [Mr. BOLAND] may support of this conference report. AlMr. HALPERN. Mr. Speaker, I rise extend his remarks at this point in the though the bill is not as strong as the in enthusiastic support of the conference RECORD.
one for which I voted in August, I feel report on H.R. 6143, the Higher Educa- The SPEAKER. Is there objection that it will make an important contribution Facilities Act of 1963. I think the to the request of the gentleman from tion to the strength of our higher educareport is excellent, and I commend the Louisiana?
tional system. I would like to call the conferees of both the House and Senate There was no objection.
attention of the House particularly to for their fine work. I hope their efforts Mr. BOLAND. Mr. Speaker, I rise in the provisions regarding community will be rewarded this afternoon by over- favor of the conference report on H.R. colleges and public technical institutes. whelming approval by the House of this 6143, the "Higher Education Facilities These institutions can play a vital role in conference report.
Act of 1963.” The acceptance of this providing posthigh school opportunities As a cosponsor of the Higher Educa- legislation will result in a giant step for- for our Nation's young people. Junior tion Facilities Act of 1963, my bill being ward for higher education in America, college enrollments were up 13.7 percent H.R. 7988, which passed the House on because herein Congress establishes à in 1962 over 1961, compared with an 8.1 August 14, I am pleased to see that the policy that the security and welfare of percent increase for all higher education key important features of this first-rate the United States require that the pres- institutions. Statistics show us that a higher education bill have been retained ent and future generations of American student has a 50 percent greater chance by the conferees.
youth be assured ample opportunity for of receiving higher education if he lives The approval of this report, based on the fullest development of their intellec- within 20 to 25 miles of a college; the a reconciling of the House and Senate tual capacities, and that this opportunity reduction in living costs for college stuversion of the bill will be a great step will be jeopardized unless the Nation's dents is obvious. forward in the effort to meet the ever- colleges and universities are encouraged
This bill recognizes the importance of growing educational needs of our Na- and assisted in their efforts to accommo
this trend. It reserves 22 percent of the tion. It has been my privilege many date rapidly growing numbers of youth funds provided for construction in title I times to speak on this floor in behalf of who aspire to a higher education.
to public community colleges and public the educational needs of our country, Also, Congress further finds and de- technical institutes. In addition the because I strongly believe there are few clares that these needs are so great and State commissions which are to adminisproblems facing us which are more seri- these steps so urgent that it is incumbent ter the plans must include representaous, more demanding of immediate at- upon the Nation to take positive and im- tives of junior colleges and technical tention, or which offer a more rewarding mediate action to meet these needs institutes. benefit to our Nation if we provide an through assistance to institutions of
The crisis in American higher educaadequate solution to the problem. higher education, including graduate and tion today is broadly based; it is a crisis I believe the American public has con- undergraduate institutions, junior and
of costs, of personnel, and of quality. We vincingly demonstrated that it supports community colleges, and technical insti- must attack the problem of expanding the right to a better education for our tutes, in providing certain academic fa- technology, expanding population, and youth. Yet, our House committee re- cilities.
shrinking resources on many fronts. I port on H.R. 6143 informs us that by Mr. Speaker, I would like to have the think that we have neglected the impor1970 the number of students seeking House position with respect to general tance of our community colleges and inhigher education will be almost twice aid, rather than categorical aid, sus
stitutes for too long and I am happy to that of the enrollment in 1960. To meet tained. However, I realize that the con
see that this legislation marks a signifithis tremendous need, to affirm this Na- ferees were dedicated to the proposition cant departure from this practice. tion's commitment to the education of of getting the best possible compromise
Mr. ALGER. Mr. Speaker, it is imits youth, we must take action to see out of conference, so that we can get this portant to note the difference between that the facilities of our institutions of bill through the Senate and House, and original House legislation and the conhigher education are able to support the enacted into law this year. I am pleased ference report. I opposed H.R. 6143, the new demands on them. We must do this that the conferees did broaden the cate- Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963, at the Federal level, because the situa- gorical aid to go beyond engineering, and shall always oppose, as I now see it, tion is crucial and the problem has be- mathematics, and library facilities, and Federal aid to education. come too great to be handled solely by included facilities for modern foreign I do not want Federal encroachment on the learning institutions and by the languages, and the natural and physical localities in educational facilities, even State and local governments, although sciences. I am also glad that the bill so-called brick-and-mortar construction they have risen valiantly to the task. also contains allotments to States for bills.
The time to act is now, before the public community colleges and public However, a conference report, as a crisis deepens. It is time for us to heed technical institutes.
procedural matter, must be voted up or the mood of the American people, a As I have said before, Mr. Speaker, I down, as I see it, based on whether there mood which, I am confident wholeheart support this bill because it means we are was a maintenance of House position edly supports legislation to improve our looking forward. It cares for the whole or acceding to the other body. So a vote higher education facilities, and to help spectrum of higher education, public and on a conference report is a Member's approval or disapproval of the House con- : I move the previous question on the Sikes
Thompson, Tex.Whalley ferees compromising the differences be
Thomson, Wis. Wickersham
Willis tween bills. If well done, the vote is The previous question was ordered. Springer Tollefson Wilson, Bob "aye,” if not, the vote is "no.” The SPEAKER. The question is on Staebler Trimble
Wilson, So I voted "aye" on this conference re
Tupper the conference report.
Charles H. Staggers Udall
Wright port because I believed the House con- The question was taken; and the Steed
Wydler ferees did a good job considering the two Speaker announced that the ayes ap
Van Deerlin Young alternatives confronting them. No ad- peared to have it.
Van Pelt Zablocki ditional cost or regulations were added. Mr. ASHBROOK. Mr. Speaker, I ob- Thomas
Vinson However, I still oppose aid to educa
ject to the vote on the ground that a Thompson, La. Wallhauser tion and shall so vote at every appropriquorum is not present and make the
NAYS-92 ate opportunity. point of order that a quorum is not Abbitt
Matthews Mr. CONTE. Mr. Speaker, I want to present.
Mills take this opportunity to commend the The SPEAKER. Evidently a quorum
Andrews, Ala. Gurney Minshall chairman of the House Education and
Ashbrook Hagan, Ga. Murray is not present. The Doorkeeper will close Ashmore Haley
Norblad Labor Committee, the gentleman from the doors, the Sergeant at Arms will Beermann Hall
Poff New York (Mr. POWELL), and the mem- notify absent Members, and the Clerk will
Henderson Pool bers of the House education conference call the roll.
Herlong Reid, Ill.
Roberts, Ala. which concluded in recordbreaking time
The question was taken; and there Broyhill, N.C. Hoffman Rogers, Tex. last Friday their session with conferees
Huddleston Rumsfeld were—yeas 258, nays 92, not voting 83, from the other body. Remembering the
St. George as follows:
Hutchinson Saylor great roadblocks of last year's education
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Schadeberg bill, this was a magnificent gesture on the
Clausen, Johansen Selden part of both sides to work out a meaning
Don H. Jonas
MacGregor Clawson, Del Jones, Mo. Skubitz ful compromise. The fact that the bill, Addabbo Farbstein Madden
Smith, Calif. which emerged from the conference, was Albert
Kornegay Smith, ya. a remarkably good bill is even more
Stinson amazing, and all concerned deserve the N. Dak. Flood
Lipscomb Taylor credit of the full House of Representa- Ashley
Teague, Calif. tives.
McClory Teague, Tex. Auchincloss Fraser
Downing McCulloch Tuck
McLoskey Utt versities in the Nation will be eligible for Baker
McMillan Waggonner loans under the compromise bill ap
Weltner proved is a most heartening fact. Since Barry
Gathings Martin, Calif. Whitener the 3-year program will authorize $230 Battin
Goodling Martin, Nebr. Wilson, Ind. Becker
Gilbert million a year in grants and $120 million
NOT VOTING-83 a year in loans, it will prove beneficial Belcher
Gonzalez throughout the entire land. One of the
Anderson Harsha most pleasing facts to me is that 22 per
Rivers, S.C. cent of the grants or roughly $50 mil- Blatnik
Holifield Roberts, Tex. lion will be reserved for public commu- Boggs
Green, Oreg. Nix
O'Brien, N.Y. nity colleges and technical institutes. I
Jennings St. Onge
Schenck am immensely gratified that the con
Burkhalter Landrum Shelley
Lesinski Smith, Iowa As I suggested in a speech on the floor Bow
Colmer of the House recently, the growth of
Daddario Martin, Mass. Talcott community colleges in the United States Bromwell Harding Patman
Thompson, NJ. will be phenomenal and the passage of Brooks
Thornberry Broomfield Harrison this bill will mark the first great turning
Davis, Tenn. Miller, Calif. Tuten
Miller, N.Y. point in the development of these col
Moorhead Weaver leges throughout the land, particularly Brown, Ohio
Westland Broyhill, Va. Healey in my State of Massachusetts which al
Feighan O'Brien, Ill. Wharton Buckley Hébert
Findley Passman ready has established a strong commu
Whitten nity college program. This additional
Fulton, Pa. aid will prove to be a much needed shot Holland
Williams Fulton, Tenn, Pucinski Winstead
Quie in the arm and is a welcome sign.
Wyman It would be unnecessary for me, Mr.
So the conference report was agreed Cederberg Joelson visions of this bill. They have already
Johnson, Calif. Rhodes, Pa. been well stated on the floor. I simply Chenoweth Johnson, Wis. Rich
The Clerk announced the following want to say that I hope the House will Clark
Jones, Ala. Rivers, Alaska
pairs: Cleveland Karsten
Robison enact this legislation by an overwhelm
On this vote: ing majority. It will be one of the most Conte
Kastenmeier Rogers, Fla.
Mr. Rodino for, with Mr. Scott against. important bills passed this year, and I
Rooney, N.Y. Mr. Holifield for, with Mr. Colmer against. am grateful to rise at this time and give
Mr. Widnall for, with Mr. Quillen against.
Roosevelt it my most vigorous support.
Mr. Rhodes of Arizona for, with Mr. Siler
King, Calif. Rostenkowski
against. Dawson King, NY. Roudebush
Mrs. May for, with Mr. Findley against. Mr. POWELL. Mr. Speaker, I ask Delaney Kirwan
Mr. Lindsay for, with Mr. Kilburn against. Dent unanimous consent that all Members
Mr. Jennings for, with Mr. Roberts of Texas may have 5 legislative days in which to
against. extend their remarks in the RECORD on Diggs
Mr. Celler for, with Mr. Rivers of South this bill.
Mr. Daddario for, with Mr. Passman the request of the gentleman from New Duncan Long, La. Secrest
Long, Md. York?
Mr. Moorhead for, with Mr. Baring against. Edmondson McDade
Mr. Feighan for, with Mr. Forrester against There was no objection,
Edwards McDowell Shipley
Mr. Denton for, with Mr. Fuqua against.
Mr. Thompson of New Jersey for, with Mr. back the balance of my time.
Until further notice:
Act, or at any time during the year immedi- cases in the suburbs during a substantial
ately preceding the effective date of this Act portion of the year ending July 29, 1961, Mr. Stubblefield with Mr. Schenck,
has resided in the District of Columbia and and thus could not qualify for District of Mr. Arends with Mr. Westland.
been actively engaged in caring for the sick Mr. Landrum with Mr. Bates.
in the Washington metropolitan area;"; and Columbia licensure without examination Mr. Rains with Mr. Avery. Mr. Patten with Mr. Dague. (3) by adding at the end thereof the follow
in view of this controversial restriction. ing new subsections:
Appeals were made by the above-named Mr. Pucinski with Mr. Fulton of Pennsyl
"(b) In the case of any application made association and by many individual vania.
by an applicant for a license pursuant to nurses as well, for an amendment to the Mr. Hardy with Mr. Wyman. Mr. Fulton of Tennessee with Mr. Talcott.
this section which, solely because of non- act which would alleviate this problem.
compliance with clause (4) of subsection (a) A bill was introduced in the Senate last Mr. Miller of California with Mr. Weaver. Mr. Lesinski with Mr. Michel. of this section, was disapproved prior to the
year for this purpose (S. 3639), but too Mr. White with Mr. Anderson. effective date of this subsection shall, at the
late to receive consideration in the 87th Mr. Burkhalter with Mr. Chamberlain.
written request of such applicant made Mr. Davis of Georgia with Mr. Wharton.
within the ninety-day period immediately Congress.
After consultation with the Practical
cordance with such clause, as amended, Nurses' Licensing Board and with the Mr. Watts with Mr. Pirnie.
without additional charge to such applicant attorney for the Association of Under
other than the repayment to the District of graduate and Practical Nurses of the Mr. Stephens with Mr. Foreman.
Columbia of any fee or portion thereof which District of Columbia, on March 25, 1963, Mr. Davis of Tennessee with Mr. Berry of
may have been refunded to the applicant by I introduced H.R. 5097, which was the South Dakota. Mr. Williams with Mr. Mosher.
reason of the denial of a license for which Mr. Whitten with Mr. Kyl.
application was made, and such applicant same in substance as S. 933 as reported Mr. Everett with Mr. Hosmer.
may submit, without charge, such additional by the Senate District Committee on
information in support of such application August 19, 1963. This bill sought to reMr. Shelley with Mr. Gubser. Mr. Smith of Iowa with Mr. Miller of New as she may desire.
solve this inequity by the following proYork.
"(c) Any person who failed to make appli- visions: Mr. Pilcher with Mr. Burton. cation for a license under this section on or
1. Define "Washington Metropolitan Area" Mr. Tuten with Mr. Riehlman. before July 30, 1962, may make application
in the usual context for purposes of this Mr. Leggett with Mr. Martin of Massafor such a license under this section, as
Act; chusetts. amended, at any time during the ninety
2. In section 10, change the controversial Mr. Hays with Mr. Arends.
day period immediately following the effec-
paragraph (4) by causing it to read: "has
been actively engaged in caring for the sick Mr. DOWNING changed his vote from SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect fifteen
in the District of Columbia for the year im"yea" to "nay". days after its approval.
mediately preceding the effective date of Mr. FLYNT changed his vote from With the following committee amend- this Act, or for the year immediately pre"yea" to "nay". ments:
ceding the effective date of this Act has reMr. COLLIER changed his vote from
sided in the District of Columbia and been
1. Page 2, line 7, strike out "at any time" "yea" to "nay".
actively engaged in the care of the sick in and substitute in lieu thereof "for at least The result of the vote was announced
the Washington Metropolitan Area." six months".
3. Provide for a period of 90 days after as above recorded.
2. Page 2, line 8, strike out "at any time"
the date of enactment of these amendments, The doors were opened.
and substitute in lieu thereof "for at least during which a practical nurse may apply for A motion to reconsider was laid on the six months".
a license under Section 10 as amended; table.
The committee amendments were
4. Provide that an applicant who previous
ly was rejected solely because of the more agreed to. AMEND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
restrictive present language of paragraph (4) BROYHILL of Virginia. Mr. Mr.
of section 10, and who applies again within PRACTICAL NURSES' LICENSING Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to ex
the 90-day period under the more liberal ACT
tend my remarks at this point in the language of the amendment, may not be RECORD.
charged a fee for reconsideration of her apMr. MCMILLAN. Mr. Speaker, by di
The SPEAKER. Is there objection plication except as repayment of any part rection of the House Committee on the to the request of the gentleman from
of the original application fee which may District of Columbia, I call up the bill Virginia?
have been refunded to her. (S. 933) to amend the District of Colum
There was no objection.
S. 933 was amended on the floor of the bia Practical Nurses' Licensing Act, and
Mr. BROYHILL of Virginia. Mr. Senate, however, so as to provide lifor other purposes, and ask unanimous Speaker, in the 86th Congress, I intro- censing as a practical nurse without writconsent that the bill be considered in the
duced legislation to authorize licensing of ten examination to an applicant who House as in Committee of the Whole. The SPEAKER. Is there objection to bia. This bill was enacted into law on
practical nurses in the District of Colum- resided and practiced in the District of
bia. This bill was enacted into law on Columbia at any time during the year the request of the gentleman from South
September 6, 1960, as Public Law 86–708, ending July 31, 1961. Carolina
and became effective as of July 29, 1961. I concur with the opinion expressed by There was no objection.
Section 10 of this act provided for the the president of the Practical Nurses' LiThe Clerk read the bill, as follows:
licensing of a practical nurse in the Dis- censing Board, that this provision in S. Be it enacted by the Senate and House trict, without written examination, who
trict, without written examination, who 933, as passed by the Senate, would be of Representatives of the United States of applied for such license within 1 year disastrous, as it would force the Board America in Congress assembled, That section after the effective date of the act that to grant practical nurses' licenses withNurses' Licensing Act (74 Stat. 803; sec. 2- is, prior to July 29, 1962—and who also, out written examination to a great num421, D.C. Code, 1961 edition) is amended by together with certain other qualifica- ber of persons without proper consideraadding at the end thereof the following new tions, “has been actively engaged in car- tion of their professional competence. subsection:
ing for the sick in the District of Colum- In view of this picture, I feel that the "(e) The term 'Washington metropolitan bia for the year immediately preceding
bia for the year immediately preceding amendment which the House District area' means that area comprising the Dis- the effective date of this Act."
Committee adopted, which would require trict of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince
Even though the Practical Nurses' at least 6 months of residence and pracGeorges Counties, Maryland, the counties of Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia, and the
Licensing Board decided that it would tice in the District during the year prior cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairbe reasonable to accept 9 months of prac
to the effective date of the Practical fax, Virginia."
tice in the District of Columbia during Nurses' Licensing Act as a prerequisite SEC. 2. Section 10 of the District of Colum- the prescribed year as satisfying this re- for a practical nurse's license without bia Practical Nurses' Licensing Act (sec. 2- quirement for "grandfather clause" written examination, to be a fair and 429, D.C. Code, 1961 edition) is amended licensing, this provision caused a great
licensing, this provision caused a great reasonable compromise. (1) by inserting the subsection designation deal of protest because of the large num- For these reasons, I endorse S. 933 as “(a)" immediately before the first word of ber of practical nurses, many of them reported to the House. such section; (2) by amending clause (4) to read as follows: "(4) has been actively en
residents of the District and members The bill was ordered to be read a gaged in caring for the sick in the District
of the Association of Undergraduate and third time, was read the third time, and of Columbia at any time during the year im- Practical Nurses of the District of Co- passed, and a motion to reconsider was mediately preceding the effective date of this lumbia, who had happened to accept laid on the table.