Speaker: Senator Carl Hayden
Date: October 28, 1968
Democratic Senator from Arizona (1926-1969); Chairman of the Appropriations Committee (1955-1969). Hayden supported Kennedy Administration?s legislation on most major issues. He also supported President Johnson?s civil rights, medicare, and social security legislation. During the 1960?s, he lead the fight to provide Southwestern states with water for irrigation and land reclamation, an important piece of legislation that that passed in 1968.