FG 93 (Commission on Income Maintenance Programs) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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  • Linear measurement of materials:  6 in.
  • Number of pages:  1,432
Organizational Note

The President's Commission on Income Maintenance Programs was established as an advisory committee by Presidential directive on January 2, 1966. The committee was terminated in November 1969.

The President's commission was directed to study the income needs of poor Americans, to examine existing governmental programs designed to meet those needs, and to make recommendations for constructive improvements.

Upon completion of the study the Commission concluded that even if the existing welfare and related programs were improved they would be incapable of assuring that all Americans would receive an adequate income. They recommended, therefore, the creation of a universal income supplement program financed and administered by the federal government which would make payments to all members of the population with income needs.

The Commission consisted of 21 members appointed by the President, who were knowledgeable in the fields of welfare issues and programs and problems.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence and memorandums. Primary correspondents include the President and White House staff, John D. Ehrlichman, Daniel P. Moynihan, Kenneth R. Cole, Hugh Sloan, John R. Price, Edward L. Morgan and Arthur F. Burns and Ben W. Heinemann, President of Northwest Industries.

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