Senator John G. Tower Collection - 306 Matching Results

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[John Tower Speech about Ratification of the Treaty on Outer Space, 196u]

Description: Speech; Endorsement of the treaty; NASA Act of 1958; Space Program intended for peaceful purposes - application of international law and the United Nations Charter; United Nations General Assembly 1963 resolution for countries to refrain from sending nuclear or other weapons into space; Space Treaty needed in the interest of national security; MOL Program.
Date: 196X
Creator: Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991
Partner: Southwestern University

[John Tower Speech on United States Military Presence in the World given at the International Wehrkunde Conference, 197u]

Description: Speech giving a summary of the presence of U.S. defense forces around the globe at the International Wehrkunde (Defense) Conference. Argues that Vietnamization is making progress in the Vietnam War and justifies the continuing presence of U.S. forces in Europe.
Date: 197X
Creator: Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991
Partner: Southwestern University

[John Tower Edited Speech on Soviet Military Technology given to the Texas AFL-CIO Summer Youth Citizenship Conference at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, June 18, 1965]

Description: Speech explaining the ways in which Senator Tower agrees and disagrees with labor goals and asserting that he and labor have the common cause of opposing Communism. Argues that the Soviet Union has surprised the world with the development of solid fuel rockets and massive air transport vessels and that the United States needs to better anticipate Soviet technological advances.
Date: June 18, 1965
Creator: Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991
Partner: Southwestern University

[John Tower Speech on the Brock and Tower Housing Bills given to the Senate Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Affairs, June 20, 1972]

Description: Speech supporting the bills introduced by Senator Bill Brock and Senator John Tower (S. 3373 and S. 3654 respectively) to help reduce the costs of residential housing construction. Tower's bill is aimed at revising wage requirements in the Davis-Bacon Act that prevent wages from being depressed by the spending of federal funds on federal projects.
Date: June 20, 1972
Creator: Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991
Partner: Southwestern University

[John Tower Edited Speech on Right to Work given to the Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Convention General Assembly in Lubbock, Texas, September 24, 1965]

Description: Speech arguing in favor of retaining Section 14b of the Taft-Hartley Act, which protects the right to work without joining a union, and opposing the labor bosses who want this law repealed.
Date: September 24, 1965
Creator: Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991
Partner: Southwestern University

[John Tower Speech on Economic Difficulties for House Construction, given to the Convention of the National Association of Homebuilders in Houston, Texas, 1970]

Description: Speech explaining the economic trends that make things difficult for the home building industry even though the demand for homes has reached a high point. Tower places the blame on the unavailability of favorable mortgages, insurance companies preferring apartments over single-family buildings, and the rising costs of labor and land. Discusses the legislation he is supporting to help home builders in these hard times.
Date: 1970
Creator: Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991
Partner: Southwestern University

[John Tower Speech on Legislation Concerning Senior Citizens given to the Senior Citizens Forum in Fort Worth, Texas?, September 23, 1972?]

Description: Speech describing current legislative measures that will impact senior citizens and praising the federal government for giving due attention to the aging. Proposes Joint Congressional Committee on the Aging and primarily discusses Social Security laws.
Date: September 23, 1972
Creator: Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991
Partner: Southwestern University

[John Tower Speech to Public Affairs Forum, Indiana State College about Poverty in America, Feb. 15, 1965]

Description: Speech; Antipoverty programs; Decline of poverty; How to measure poverty; Unemployment as a result of lack of skill, lack of ability, lack of education and/or lack of motivation; Salary costs for hiring antipoverty officials and social workers as part of the budget; Office of Economic Opportunity; Vocational and literacy training; Federal bureaucracy versus individual responsibility.
Date: February 18, 1965
Creator: Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991
Partner: Southwestern University

[John Tower Speech about American Security Essentials to International Wehrkunde Meeting in Munich, Germany, Feb. 7, 1970]

Description: Speech; Nixon Administration; Military posture of superiority as essential tool for negotiation with Soviets; Four spheres of political influence needed: Soviet, American, Western European, Asian; American involvement in Vietnam; Senator Mansfield's resolution of level of forces permanently stationed in Europe; NATO [North Atlantic Treaty Organization] defense obligations; Call for Western Europe to act more multilaterally in defense matters; Talks on strategic arms limitation (S.A.L.T.) with Soviet Union; Warsaw Pact bid for an early European Security Conference.
Date: February 7, 1970
Creator: Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991
Partner: Southwestern University

[John Tower Speech to Indiana State College about Fight Against Poverty in America, Mar. 25, 1965]

Description: Speech; Decline of poverty; Federal bureaucracy versus individual responsibility; Private initiatives to fight poverty; Poverty Bill; White Citizens Council; NAACP [National Association for the Advancement of Colored People]; Welfare and education programs; Poverty statistics; Economic Opportunity Act of 1964; VISTA anti-poverty program.
Date: March 25, 1965
Creator: Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991
Partner: Southwestern University

[John Tower Speech excerpts to the AIAA/NASA Space Shuttle Technology Conference, San Antonio, Apr. 10, 196u]

Description: Speech; Exploring new frontiers; Benefits of the program to everyday concerns: healthcare, transportation, safety, improved materials, law enforcement, communication satellites, meteorology; Role of State of Texas in the Space Shuttle Program; Spacecraft Center in Houston.
Date: 196X
Creator: Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991
Partner: Southwestern University

[John Tower Speech about Legislation and Balance of Payment Deficit, n.d.]

Description: Speech; Housing bill; ; Rent supplements program for moderate income families; New Town Concept deleted from bill; Urban renewal program investigation; Public Housing proposal to allow tenants to make monthly payments over a period to count as down payment; Choice bills; Production and Stabilization Subcommittee; "Truth in Lending" bill regarding retail credit transactions; International finance - balance of payment deficit; private investments abroad; Effect of tourism on deficit problem; Impaired independence of action as a state.
Date: 196X
Creator: Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991
Partner: Southwestern University