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Statement by Senator John F. Kennedy on the Report of the Urban Affairs Conference
October 20, 1960

I have received today a report from Mayor Richard C. Lee, of New Haven, Conn., on the proceedings of the Urban Affairs Conference held in Pittsburgh on October 10. It is a far-reaching and comprehensive report which examines in detail the vital problems for our cities and suburbs throughout America.

I endorse the report and the program it contains. This program ties in with the 10-year Federal-local action program which I presented in Pittsburgh.

I urge that it be given careful study not only by urban officials but also by all others concerned with the life in our cities.

Citation: John F. Kennedy: "Statement by Senator John F. Kennedy on the Report of the Urban Affairs Conference", October 20, 1960. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=74129.
 
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