Nation: Raising Anti-Poverty's Ante

Experimental, controversial, and only nine months old, President Johnson's anti-poverty program is also about to get stronger and richer. Last week the House of Representatives passed and sent to the Senate an anti-poverty authorization bill of $1.9 billion for the current fiscal year. This was $400 million more than the original Administration request and $1.1 billion above the appropriation for the nine months that ended June 30. Further, the new bill gives Anti-Poverty Chief Sargent Shriver the right to reverse a Governor's veto of federal decisions to place certain types of projects in...

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