May-June 1966 White House memos on Senate Lobbying on DOT Act

May-June 1966 White House memos on Senate Lobbying on DOT Act

June 20, 2016  | ENO CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION

This PDF file is a series of White House memos from May-June 1966 relating to the Department of Transportation Act. (There is some overlap between this file and the file of House memos, particularly on the overall issue of section 7 investment standards.) This file contains the following memos:

  • May 2, 1966 memo from White House domestic policy czar Joe Califano to the legislative affairs team regarding section 7 investment standards (covering an April 23 memo from the Bureau of the Budget on the same subject).
  • May 24, 1966 memo for President Johnson from Califano describing a meeting Califano and the White House lobbying team had had with Senate Government Operations chairman McClellan.
  • May 27, 1966 memo from the Bureau of the Budget to Califano regarding discussions with Senate and House committee staff on the bill.
  • June 1, 1966 memo from the Bureau of the Budget to Califano regarding discussions with the House chairman and Senate committee staff on the bill.
  • June 2, 1966 memo from Califano to President Johnson describing a meeting with Sen. Magnuson.
  • June 6, 1966 memo from Alan Boyd to Commerce Secretary Connor describing meetings with Sen. Cotton and the Senate Commerce minority counsel.
  • June 9, 1966 memo from Alan Boyd to Commerce Secretary Connor describing meetings with Sen. Harris.
  • June 9, 1966 memo from Califano to President Johnson on section 7.
  • June 10, 1966 memo from the Army Chief of Engineers to President Johnson on section 7 (with a cover memo from Califano).
  • June 13, 1966 decision memo from Califano and Barefoot Sanders to President Johnson recommending a compromise on section 7 – President Johnson checked the “Approve” box and wrote “why not to this at once” at the bottom of the memo.
  • June 17, 1966 memo from Sanders to Califano regarding Senator McClellan and section 7.
  • June 21, 1966 memo from Boyd to Califano regarding section 7.
  • June 21, 1966 memo for the record from Califano describing a meeting he and the White House Senate lobbyist held regarding section 7.
  • June 22, 1966 memo from Sanders to Califano regarding Boyd’s opposition to writing pre-1964 Corps cost benefit standards into section 7.
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