Statement Released On Cut in Office of Economic Opportunity Appropriations

Washington, DC | September 17, 1964

Because this is an across the board reduction we can't say today what specific cuts will have to be made in the various sections of the anti-poverty program. But it is clear there will be fewer young men and women receiving a new chance to work their way out of poverty. There will be fewer jobs for needy college students who require such jobs to stay in school.

There will be fewer local anti-poverty programs. And there will be fewer openings for those who want to join the war on poverty as VISTA volunteers.