Relief Rolls in Prosperity

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Controversy Over Publicity of Relief Rolls

With employment now at an all-time high, and less than a year after ten million additional workers were brought under old-age and survivors insurance by an act approved August 28, 1950, Congress is considering further important changes in the social security system. The Senate has already voted to raise the federal contribution to public assistance payments of the states by about $140 million a year, and a bill by Sen. Humphrey (D., Minn.) would increase payments under the old-age insurance system by about $265 million annually. The Senate has also voted in effect to repeal provisions of the Social Security Act which require that information on individuals receiving public assistance be kept confidential.

An amendment by Majority Leader McFarland (D., ...

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