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Senate Body to Start Public Hearings on Amendment for School Prayers

July 22, 1966
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The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee will hold public hearings beginning August 1 on the constitutional amendment proposed by Sen. Everett Dirksen, Illinois Republican, to allow voluntary participation in prayers in public schools, it was announced here today.

The proposed amendment is co-sponsored by 47 other Senators. The hearings will take place for seven days. The list of persons invited to testify will be released in a few days. The Subcommittee is headed by Birch Bayh, Democrat of Indiana.

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