• Short Summary

    President Nixon conferred with 13 State Governors in Louisville on Tuesday (July 14) on his new Federalism plans which would turn over federal funds to help state development.

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    President Nixon conferred with 13 State Governors in Louisville on Tuesday (July 14) on his new Federalism plans which would turn over federal funds to help state development.

    Nearly 8,000 people were at the city's airport to greet the president, and there were at least 50,000 people to cheer him along the route to his meeting with the governors. The state leaders consist of seven democrats and six Republicans, who represent souther and eastern Appalachian states with economically depressed areas.

    It was one of the most enthusiastic welcomes the President has received on his domestic travels since his election to office.

    The President, perspiring in 87 degrees heat, jumped from his open-topped convertible three times to mingle with crowds, many of them waving welcome signs.

    The President went to Lousiville with members of his cabinet and top White House aides for the meeting with the Commission, which has spent more than 2,000 million dollars (about GBP833 million pounds sterling) on economic development since its formation in 1965.

    Outside the Federal Building, where the meeting with the Governors was to take place, Mr. Nixon said the fact that a President and members of his Cabinet were meeting with State governors was not unusual. What was unusual was to have Washington come to Kentucky rather than Kentucky coming to Washington.

    At the meeting, the president won the Governor's unanimous support for his federalism plans, under which a portion of taxes raised by the Federal Government would be turned over to states for development purposes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5CBJ1J4J1ZJZA1CSHRSOJRMAC
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CBJ1J4J1ZJZA1CSHRSOJRMAC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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