Letter to the Co-Chairmen of the Joint Federal-State Action Committee on Receiving the Committee's Final Report.
[ Released April 12, 1960. Dated April 9, 1960 ]
This acknowledges the receipt of the report of the Joint Federal-State Action Committee, submitted on April 7, 1960. I believe that continuation of the Committee alongside the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations would be duplication of effort. The Committee has worked well and earnestly toward the strengthening of our governmental system. It is my hope and expectation that the Advisory Commission will further the Committee's work and broaden its scope for the same purpose--to make our federal system an even more effective instrument to serve the American people.
In dissolving the Joint Federal-State Action Committee, I extend my thanks to the members, both the Governors and Federal officials, and to the joint staffs, for their work and interest in this project.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Note: This is the text of identical letters addressed to Governor Robert Smylie of Idaho and Secretary of the Treasury Robert B. Anderson.
The Joint Federal-State Action Committee was established in response to the President's suggestion to the Conference of Governors at Williamsburg, Va., June the Presidents 24, 1957 (1957 volume, this series, p. 494). The Committee's final report was published by the Government Printing Office (197 PP., 1960). A brief addendum was printed in November 1960.
The Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations was established by Public Law 86-380 (73 Stat. 703).
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Letter to the Co-Chairmen of the Joint Federal-State Action Committee on Receiving the Committee's Final Report. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234157