Taken from CQ Fact Sheet on John F. Kennedy, Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1960.

Supreme Court -- Internal Security

1959 -- Kill bill to eliminate loyalty oath requirement for students seeking federal educational funds. Agreed to 49-42 (D 26-34; R 23-8) July 23. Kennedy AGAINST.
1958 -- Kill bill to provide that no act of Congress should be construed as nullifying state laws on the same subject unless Congress so specified or the two cannot be reconciled. Rejected 39-46 (D 25-19; R 14-27) Aug. 20. Kennedy FOR.
1957 -- Restrict use of FBI files by defendants in criminal cases, thus limiting the effects of the Supreme Court's Jencks case decision. Conference report adopted 74-2 (D 39-1; R 35-1) Aug. 30. Kennedy FOR.
1950 -- Internal Security Act. Passage of bill over President's veto. Passed 286-48 (D 160-45; R 126-2) Sept. 22. Kennedy FOR.

Statehood -- Home Rule

1959 -- Hawaii statehood. Passed 76-15 (D 46-14; R 30-1) March 11. Kennedy FOR.
1958 -- Alaska statehood bill. Passed 64-20 (D 31-13; R 33-7) June 30. Kennedy FOR.
1955 -- Provide home rule for the District of Columbia. Passed 59-15 (D 28-12; R 31-3) June 29. Kennedy FOR.

Foreign Aid

1959 -- Cut Development Loan Fund authorization from $2 billion for two years to $700 million for one year. Rejected 30-50 (D 20-34; R 10-16) July 2. Kennedy AGAINST.
1959 -- Require President to submit detailed country-by-country budgets to Congressional committees with future foreign aid requests. Rejected 37-53 (D 34-23; R 3-30) July 7. Kennedy AGAINST.
1959 -- Foreign aid authorization. Passed 65-26 (D 39-18; R 26-8) July 8. Kennedy FOR.
1958 -- Kill policy declaration favoring U.S. economic aid to India. Rejected 35-47 (D 12-30; R 23-17) June 6. Kennedy AGAINST.
1955 -- Increase military assistance appropriations by $420 million. Agreed to 50-38 (D 21-23; R 29-15) July 22. Kennedy AGAINST.
1950 -- Shelve Point IV aid to underdeveloped areas. Rejected 150-220 (D 31-191; R 118-29) March 31. Kennedy AGAINST.
1950 -- Korean Aid. Rejected 191-192 (D 170-61; R 21-130) Jan. 19. Kennedy FOR.
1948 -- European Recovery Plan (Marshall Plan). Passed 329-74 (D 158-11; R 171-61) March 31. Kennedy FOR.
1947 -- Greek-Turkish aid. Passed 287-108 (D 160-13; R 127-94) May 9. Kennedy FOR.

Reciprocal Trade

1958 -- Eliminate authority for Congress to override Presidential veto of Tariff Commission escape-clause finding. Agreed to 63-27 (D 27-18; R 36-9) July 22. Kennedy FOR.
1958 -- Extend Reciprocal Trade program through June 30, 1962. Passed 72-18 (D 40-6; R 32-12) Aug. 11. Kennedy FOR.
1955 -- Repeal the peril point section of reciprocal trade law. Rejected 9-82 (D 9-35; R 0-47) May 4. Kennedy AGAINST.
1955 -- Make future reciprocal trade agreements subject to Congressional veto. Rejected 13-73 (D 9-33; R 4-40) May 4. Kennedy AGAINST.
1955 -- Eliminate three "Protectionist" provisions of reciprocal trade law. Rejected 21-67 (D 21-21; R 0-46) May 4. Kennedy AGAINST.
1949 -- Kill bill to extend Reciprocal Trade program. Rejected 151-241 (D 7-235; R 144-5) Feb. 9. Kennedy FOR. On final passage of the bill Kennedy switched and voted in favor of it.

Kennedy's Travels

Senator Kennedy has made frequent trips to France and Great Britain, his office reports. In addition, they list these trips:

1935 -- Canada, Ireland.
1939 -- Albania, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Syria.
1941 -- Argentina, Brazil, Chile. 1945 -- Germany.
1950 -- Italy.
1951 -- Hong Kong, India, Indo China, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaya, Pakistan, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Yugoslavia.
1952 -- China, Egypt.
1953 -- Mexico.

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