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U.S. Jewish Groups Testify Against Senate Filibusters

Representatives of major Jewish organizations today testified against Senate filibusters at the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. They emphasized that filibusters play into the hands of totalitarians and blocks civil rights legislation.

Speaking on behalf of the American Jewish Committee and the Synagogue Council of America, Irving M. Engel of New York said that the two groups favored the curbing of filibuster and the installation instead of a reasonable cloture rule. Will Maslow, testifying on behalf of the American Jewish Congress, expressed the same view.

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