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  • Collection: The Center for Legislative Archives

On February 1, 1965, President Johnson announced the launching of a “nationwide job development program.” The following day, Senator Joseph S. Clark (D-PA) introduced S. 974 that provided for an expanded federal jobs training program to address…

When H.R. 3708 was introduced in the Senate, it was referred to the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, chaired by Lister Hill (D-AL). Anthony Celebrezze, Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), responded to the…

The Older Americans Act, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 14, 1965, originated in the House of Representatives on January 27, 1965, when John E. Fogarty (D-RI) introduced H.R. 3708. Fogarty’s bill was referred to the House…

After World War II, average life expectancy increased, the number of Americans above 65 years old grew, and national organizations representing the elderly proliferated. This document, prepared for Senator John Sparkman (D-AL) and similar statistical…

On January 11, 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a detailed report concluding that cigarette smoking was a health hazard warranting “appropriate remedial action.” In June 1964, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that beginning…

On January 15, 1965, Senator Warren G. Magnuson (D-WA), chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, introduced S. 559 requiring cigarette packages to bear a conspicuous statement: “Warning: Continual Cigarette Smoking May be Hazardous to Your…

The Senate Commerce Committee was also under intense pressure from health organizations to pass stronger legislation that would inform the public about the health hazards of cigarette smoking. For example, this resolution passed by the American…

In May 13, 1965, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Paul Rand Dixon wrote Senator Warren G. Magnuson to restate the position of the agency that warnings in cigarette advertising, not just labels on packages, would more fully inform the…

On January 18, 1965, Representative Walter Rogers (D-TX) introduced H.R. 3014, a bill that was similar to S. 559. That bill was referred to the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee and was reported to the House on June 28 by a committee…

House passage of H.R. 3014 provoked strong opposition from health organizations and liberal advocacy groups. On June 24, 1965, Americans for Democratic Action issued this press release stating that the Senate-passed bill “is at least tolerable,”…
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