THE ADMINISTRATION: New Push on Welfare

No one has worked longer or harder for Senate passage of President Nixon's welfare-reform legislation than Connecticut's Democratic Senator Abraham Ribicoff—even though Ribicoff had drawn up a somewhat different bill of his own.* As Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare in the Kennedy Administration, Ribicoff developed expertise on the subject that is respected by his colleagues, and his leadership seemed vital to the bill's slim chances for favorable action this year. Amazingly, however, until last week no important White House official had even talked to Ribicoff about the matter. Instead, HEW...

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