Senator Kennedy

In 1946 Kennedy began his political career by running for the U.S. House of Representatives. In January of 1947 he took his seat in Congress. While in congress he voted for most of the social welfare programs of President Harry Truman. Kennedy was reelected to the House in 1948 and 1950. In April 1952, Kennedy announced that he would be running for Senator. He would run against Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Kennedy would beat Lodge by 70,637 votes. Kennedy consent rated on helping Massachusetts and New England. He would sponsor bills to help fishing, textile manufacturing, and watch making. Kennedy served on the Senate Labor Board and the Government Operations Committee. Kennedy was appointed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1957 this is a key assignment in Congress. He would later criticize the foreign policy of the Republican administration. He backed a program that would increase aid to underdeveloped countries. Later in his career as a Senator he would fight labor boards and labor leaders.

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