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27 April 1961, Special message on conflicts of interest

27 April 1961, Special message on conflicts of interest
27 April 1961
8 digital pages
This folder contains a press release concerning President John F. Kennedy’s “Special Message on Conflicts of Interest”. In his message, the President discusses the inadequacies of existing conflict of interest laws and, to meet the need for reform, proposes the Executive Employee’s Standards Act, which would serve as a comprehensive revision of existing laws.
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  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963
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Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President’s Office Files. Legislative Files. 27 April 1961, Special message on conflicts of interest
The Legislative Files series was constructed by the staff of the Kennedy Library from a four-box nucleus of a "Legislation" series, a partial box of "Messages to Congress," and documents dealing with legislation from the subjects part of an old "Special Topics" series and from the disbanded "Daily Reports." What has emerged is a very incomplete, fragmentary file of reports and memoranda which at least partially documents the highlights of the efforts of the White House staff to get the administration's legislative program enacted. The series includes notes for meetings with Congressmen, summary reports on the progress of legislation, messages to Congress, memoranda about specific pieces of legislation and the interests and concerns of individual Congressmen, and lists of Congressmen attending bill signings and social events at the White House. Since much of this material covers more than one piece of legislation, it has been arranged chronologically rather than topically. This arrangement was also selected to afford researchers an overview of concurrent White House interests in many legislative activities. To assist researchers in locating information on a particular legislator or on a particular piece of legislation, the folder title list is supplemented by the names of Congressmen mentioned and topics covered in the documents (less the summary reports) in each folder. This series, being so fragmentary, requires researchers to consult other series, collections and subcollections for a fuller account. Researchers will be especially interested in the White House Staff Files of Lawrence O'Brien, Myer Feldman, and Lee White.
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