Postal Stamp for Vice-President Charles Curtis
With all of his achievements; one of his most notable achievement was the original filing of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) as Senate Joint Resolution No. 21 on Dec. 10, 1923 as Senator Charles Curtis with House Representative Daniel R. Anthony, Jr. (Susan B. Anthony's nephew); both were Republicans, and both were from Kansas.
Though the resolution failed; the resolution continued to be re-introduced into every Congress since where it finally passed in 1972 with enough votes to be sent to the states for ratification, but ratification (needed 3/4ths or 38 states) failed.
Charles Curtis: Native-American Indian Vice-President
1) Revision of congressional rules to eliminate "joker" legislation
2) Woman Suffrage Amendment (Kansas women received full voting rights 1912)
3) Soldier's Adjusted Compensation Bill ( for World War I veterans )
4) Anti-Child Labor Amendment
5) Bill to give union men the right to trial by jury in contempt cases growing out of the acts committed outside the court's presence
6) Anti-narcotic legislation
7) Bill for protection of Native American women (and children of marriage) who marry foreigners (Frenchmen, white Americans)
8) Bill making all Native American Indians citizens of the United States
9) Bill exempting labor unions from Sherman law
10) Parts of the present Tariff Act protecting farm interests
11) Plan to help wheat growers whose crops have failed
12) Hepburn railroad bill eliminating discrimination against farmers
13) Bill providing for purchase of $50,000,000 issue of Farm Loan Bonds to enable board to make loans to farmers at low interest rates
14) Conceived law to consolidate all Ports of Entry, saving taxpayers $300,000 annually in the collection of customs
15) Proposed amendment to Interstate Commerce Act to help and protect farmers
16) At the time he had more Senate Committee assignments than any Senator has ever before held at one time.
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