Wilbur Cohen to Edmund S. Muskie Regarding S. 306

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On May 18, 1965, the Senate passed S. 306 by a voice vote without debate. On September 24, the House passed an amended S. 306 by a vote of 294 to 4. On September 29, Acting Secretary of HEW, Wilbur Cohen, wrote Muskie of the administration’s preference for the House-passed bill that provided the Secretary of HEW more flexibility in establishing standards regulating automobile emissions and on the timeline for implementation. Cohen assured Muskie of the administration’s plans “to pursue a vigorous program under the abatement provisions of the Clean Air Act.” On October 1, the Senate concurred in the House amendments to S. 306 by a voice vote and on October 20, President Johnson signed the bill into law.

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United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. "Wilbur Cohen to Edmund S. Muskie Regarding S. 306." Wilbur Cohen to Edmund S. Muskie Regarding S. 306, September 29, 1965; “S. 306” folder, Legislative Files, Box 2; Committee on Public Works; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.. Accessed 21 August 2017. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/327.

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Wilbur Cohen to Edmund S. Muskie Regarding S. 306

Subject

Motor Vehicle Air Pollution Control and Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965

Description

On May 18, 1965, the Senate passed S. 306 by a voice vote without debate. On September 24, the House passed an amended S. 306 by a vote of 294 to 4. On September 29, Acting Secretary of HEW, Wilbur Cohen, wrote Muskie of the administration’s preference for the House-passed bill that provided the Secretary of HEW more flexibility in establishing standards regulating automobile emissions and on the timeline for implementation. Cohen assured Muskie of the administration’s plans “to pursue a vigorous program under the abatement provisions of the Clean Air Act.” On October 1, the Senate concurred in the House amendments to S. 306 by a voice vote and on October 20, President Johnson signed the bill into law.

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United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works

Source

Wilbur Cohen to Edmund S. Muskie Regarding S. 306, September 29, 1965; “S. 306” folder, Legislative Files, Box 2; Committee on Public Works; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.

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Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

*1965-09-29

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Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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