Watch this all the way through, it's worth it.
The Senate chairman is Democrat John O. Pastore from Rhode Island.
Apparently MisterRogers affected everyone he met in a similar way. He always ended his program by saying, "You’ve made this day a special day by just your being you." He certainly provided an incredible example of doing just that in front of the Nixon Senate.
Let all the dreamers wake the nation, indeed. *loves*