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December 14, 1963

WASHINGTON NEWS

JAMA. 1963;186(11):15-17. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710110001001

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Abstract

King-Anderson Hearings to Wind Up in January.  —The House Ways and Means Committee decided to conclude hearings on the controversial King-Anderson bill perhaps the week of Jan 19.When the hearings were called off in late November because of the assassination of President Kennedy, five of a scheduled nine days of hearings bad been held.A major backer of the legislation, the AFL-CIO, had not yet appeared to testify. In addition, scores of state medical societies and other witnesses remain to be heard.

Water Pollution Control Bill.  —The AMA urged the House to reject a provision in a Senate-passed bill that would move authority over water pollution control outside of the US Public Health Service.In a letter to the House Public Works Committee considering the legislation, Dr. F. J. L. Blasingame, Executive Vice President of the AMA, pointed out that the AMA has supported constructive legislative measures which give

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