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LBJ and Porter Hardy on the Community Action Program

In this conversation, President Johnson offered assured Virginia Congressman Porter Hardy (D) that the governors’ veto amendment to the Economic Opportunity Act would prevent the community action program from circumventing local governmental authority. For supporters of the community action principle, such circumvention had been the point of the program.

Date:  Aug 05, 1964
Participants:  Lyndon Johnson, Porter Hardy
Conversation Number:  WH6408.08-4752

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