Bowles, a special representative for the President, wrote asking Fogarty to support funds for economic aid to foreign countries
in the upcoming appropriations bill, as such aid was an important part of foreign affairs work.
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1962-08-17 (August 17, 1962)
Fogarty, John E.
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"Mr. Public Health": Later Career, 1960-1967
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August 17, 2015
This is just a note to tell you of my own deep concern about the House
appropriations bill on economic assistance which I believe is coming up before the
appropriations committee soon. I wanted to come over and talk with you just about
it before leaving town today but there was just no chance to do so.
During the last year I have been doing a great deal of traveling in all the areas
of the world where we have major economic assistance programs and I have just
returned from a trip to South America.
It is my opinion that the aid program has never been such a vital instrument of
our foreign affairs as it is at this moment.
The Soviet Union because of its huge armament program and other activities has
been forced in some instances to slow down its economic programs. Moreover, in
several areas of the world performance has been wobbly in the extreme. We have
learned a lot from our past mistakes in the last few years and we now have the
opportunity to cash in on some of the lessons we have learned from the Soviet
Union's fumbling and ineptness.
The program now has good management standards and its criteria are constantly
improving. We also are getting better people both overseas and in Washington.
I earnestly hope the Appropriations Committee will come up with enough money to
allow us to do the job. In my opinion, this should not be far from the amount in
the Authorizations Bill.
I am not writing to anyone else on the Committee, but I wanted you to know my own
personal observations. I feel that this program is of crucial importance at this
Looking forward to seeing you in September,
With my warmest regards,
P.S. Since I expect to be away for two or three weeks, if you have any questions
on the program I hope you will give Fred Dutton a ring.