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[82 STAT. 878]
[82 STAT. 878]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

878 72 Stat. 813-

Report to Congress. 74 Stat. 878.

Ante, p. 877.

PUBLIC LAW 90-526-SEPT. 28, 1968

[82 STAT.

SEC. 5. Subsection (d) of section 2733 of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: " (d) If the Secretary concerned considers that a claim in exc^s of $5,000 is meritorious and would otherwise be covered by this section, he may pay the claimant $5,000 and report the excess to Congress for its consideration." SEC. 6. Subsection (f) of section 715 of title 32, United States Code, is amenderJ to read as follows • " (f) I n any case where the aijiount to be paid is not more than $2,500, the authority contained in subsection (a) may be delegated to any officer of the Army or the Air Force, as the case may be, who has been delegated authority under section 2733(g) of title 10, to settle similar claims, subject to appeal to the Secretary concerned, or his designee for that purpose." Approved September 26, 1968. Public Law 90-526

September 28, 1968 [ H. J. R e s. 1371]

White House Conference on Aging, 1971, authorization.

JOINT RESOLUTION To provide that it be the sense of Congress that a White House Conference on Aging be called by the President of the United States in 1971, to be planned and conducted by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, and for related purposes.

Whereas the primary responsibility for meeting the challenge and problems of aging is that of the States and communities, all levels of government are involved and must necessarily share responsibility; and it is therefore the policy of the Congress that the Federal Government shall work jointly with the States and their citizens, to develop recommendations and plans for action, consistent with the objectives of this joint resolution, which will serve the purposes of— (1) assuring middle-aged and older persons equal opportunity with others to engage in gainful employment which they are capable of performing; and (2) enabling retired persons to enjoy incomes sufficient for health and for participation in family and community life as self-respecting citizens; and (3) providing housing suited to the needs of older persons and at prices they can afford to pay; and (4) assisting middle-aged and older persons to make the preparation, develop skills and interests, and find social contacts which will make the gift of added years of life a period of reward and satisfaction; and (5) stepping up research designed to relieve old age of its burdens of sickness, mental breakdown, and social ostracism; and (6) evaluating progress made since the last White House Conference on Aging, and examining the changes which the next decade will bring in the character of the problems confronting older persons; and Whereas it is essential that in all programs developed for the aging, emphasis should be upon the right and obligation of older persons to free choice and self-help in planning their own futures: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United, States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) the President of the United States is authorized to call a White House Conference on Aging in 1971 in order to develop recommendations for further