Issue / Governance reform

Department of Transportation Act – As Introduced

Text of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 as transmitted to Congress by President Johnson on March 2, 1966 and introduced in...

1966 (Jan.) Memo to LBJ Recommending DOT Creation

January 28, 1966 memo to President Johnson from White House aides Joseph Califano, Jr. and Lee White recommending specific components...

A History of Air Traffic Control Provision in the United States

January 22, 2016 (Ed. Note: Since the House will soon be considering legislation that will fundamentally restructure the way in which...

1966 (Feb.) Memo to LBJ Asking Go-Ahead on USDOT Creation

February 1, 1966 memo from Joseph Califano, Jr. and Lee White to President Johnson asking for the formal sign-off on the transportation...

1966 (Jan.) Sec. Connor’s Suggested Blue-Ribbon Panel

January 21, 1966 memo from Commerce Secretary John Connor to White House domestic policy advisor Joseph Califano, Jr. suggesting the...

1966 (Jan.) Memos to LBJ on Hill Contacts

Series of memos to President Johnson from White House staff in January 1966 detailing their outreach to Senate Commerce Committee...

1966 (Jan.) Boyd Response to McKee Paper

This is a January 10, 1966 "Eyes-Only" memo from Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation Alan S. Boyd to White House domestic...

1965 (Dec.) Boyd to Califano Final Transportation Agenda Summaries

This a series of three undated memos sent by Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation Alan Boyd to White House domestic affairs...

1965 (Dec.) Commerce Secretary Connor’s Views on DOT Creation

December 22, 1965 memo from Commerce Secretary John Connor to White House domestic policy czar Joseph Califano expressing concerns...

1965 (Dec.) FAA Administrator McKee’s Views on DOT Creation

December 20, 1965 confidential memo from FAA Administrator William F. "Bozo" McKee in opposition to the creation of a Department of...

1965 (Nov. 9) BoB Memo on MARAD Independence Legislation

November 9, 1965 from Bureau of the Budget Director Charles Schultze to White House aide Lee White notifying White of the introduction...

1965 (Nov. 24) Bureau of the Budget Comments on Transportation Legislative Agenda

Set of memos sent to White House domestic policy chief Joseph Califano on November 24, 1965 giving the Bureau of the Budget's opinions...

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