The Congress: Poverty Bill's Progress

Between a bloodletting by its foes and a force-feeding from its friends, the Administration's poverty program was in danger of total renovation on the Senate floor last week. The pro gram's critics sought to dismember Sar gent Shriver's Office of Economic Opportunity; its champions strove to heap half again as much largesse on the OEO as the White House had requested or wanted in a year of planned retrenchment. In the end, after an elaborate series of votes and floor maneuvers, the Senate passed a slightly enlarged version of Lyndon Johnson's poverty bill by a vote of 60 to...

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