Cuts by some $10 billon the taxes paid to use deficit spending to stimulate primarily by corporations and wealthy economic individuals.
Tax Reduction Act (1964)
Bans discrimination in public accommodations, prohibits discrimination in any federally assisted program, outlaws discrimination in most employment and enlarges federal powers to speed school desegregation.
Civil Rights Act (1964)
Authorizes 1 billion for a war on poverty and establishes the office of economic opportunity to coordinate head start, upward bound, VISTA, the job corps and similar programs.
Economic Opportunity Act (1964)
Provides more than 1 billion to public and parochial schools for textbooks, library materials and special-education programs.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1965)
Suspends literacy tests and empowers "federal examiners to register qualified voters in the South.
Voting Rights Act (1965)
Creates a federally funded program of hospital and medical insurance for the elderly (Medicare) and authorizes federal funds to the states to provide free health care for welfare recipients (Medicaid).
Medical Care Act (1965)
Appropriates nearly 8 billion for low and middle income housing and for rent supplements for low income families and creates the cabinet-level Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Housing and Urban Development Act (1965)
Targets 1 billion for highway construction, health centers and resource development in Appalachia.
Appalachian Regional Development Act (1965)
Ends the discriminatory system of national-origins quotas established in 1924.
Immigration Act (1965)
Appropriates 650 million for scholarships and low-interest loans to needy college students and for funds for grants to college libraries.
Higher Education Act (1965)
Creates new federally funded endowments.
National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities Act (1965)
Provides extensive subsidies for housing, recreational facilities, welfare and mass transit to selected "model cities" and covers up to 80 percent of the costs of slum clearance and rehabilitation.
Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act (1966)
Sets federal safety standards for the auto industry and a uniform grading system for tire manufacturers.
Motor Vehicle Safety Act (1966)
Broadens federal controls over the labeling and packaging of foods, drugs, cosmetics and household supplies.
Truth in Packing Act (1966)