Statement of Senator ~ike ~an sfiel (D . , Montana)
unite Stat s Del ega t to t:'"!e United Ne. tions General Asser.:bly
New Yor~ . Ne Yor~
7ove .. oer ::..3, 1958
Se~ator Kansfie:d (D., Montana) today praised
Presi ent =~senhower and Secretary of State Dulles for
their foresight i~ appointing the Ma jority Leader,
e; ator Lynco~ Jo~ so of ~exa~ to represent this country
~n t . e deba~e on outer space at the United Nations and as
t~~s country's rd)resentative to mee t with the President-elect
of Y.ex~co in Mexico City later t his month .
Senator ~ans~ield stated that he was delighted that
these rcsponsibil~ties were being given Senator Johnson and
was happy to note that they represented two of the points of
Senator ~ ohnso~ 's 12-point p rogr~~ announced shortly after
the election results were in .
Senator Mansfield stated , "It is my hope that the
President will give as much recognition to the other 10
points of the Johnson program, and I feel certain he can
be assured that the ajority Leader and the Democratic
majority in the Congress will meet him more than half way
in this respect . ''
Senator Mansfield, who is the Assistant Majority
Leader , stated that , in his opinion , the Democratic - controlled
Co· gress will exhibit the same degree of responsibility it did
over the past six years and that on all matters it will place
the interests of the Nation first and foremost .
Mike Mansfield Papers, Series 21, Box 39, Folder 79, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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