The Making of Energy and Telecommunications Policy

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defined the issue) backed away from it as a major policy proposal. The strong support of the organized senior citizen interest groups had never materialized in support of lifeline policies or any other specific policy initiative. This, coupled with the impressions that the elderly did not want relief in the form of a publicly identifiable special policy, left the idea of lifeline policies in a severely weakened position in terms of formal public policy.


NOTES
1
U.S. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging. Developments in Aging: 1973 and January-March 1974. 93rd Cong., 2nd sess., 1974. S. Rept. 846., p. 98.
3
U.S. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging. Hearings on the Impact of Rising Energy Costs on Older Americans. 93rd Cong., 2nd sess., pt. 1, Sept. 24, 1974
5
This is not a complete listing of participants, but rather those participants who offered testimony deemed directly significant to the thrust of the discussion. Some testimony in congressional hearings are rambling and frequently unrelated to the topic. Some testimony is largely repetitive, and some witnesses represent the same type group or organization.
6
Hearings on the Impact of Rising Energy Costs on Older Americans, pt. 1, p. 63. Letter dated August 22, 1974 from John Sawhill, Administrator of the Federal Energy Administration to Honorable Frank Church, Chairman of Senate Special Committee on Aging.
7
Ibid., pt. 1, pp. 8-15. Testimony of S. David Freeman, Project Director, Ford Foundation Policy Project.
8
Hearings on the Impact of Rising Energy Costs on Older Americans, pt. 1, pp. 64-65.
10
Senate. Hearings on the Impact of Rising Energy Costs on Older Americans, pt. 1, pp. 20-25. Testimony of William H. Bevis, Chairman Florida Public Utility Commission.
11
Ibid., pp. 74-78. Written statement submitted for the record by Willard S. Simonds, Fuels Manager, Florida Power Corporation.
12
Senate. Hearings on the Impact of Rising Energy Costs on Older Americans, pt. 1, p. 20-25. Testimony of William H. Bevis.
13
Ibid., pp. 41-46. Testimony and prepared statement of Rudolph T. Dawstedt, National Council of Senior Citizens.
14
Senate. Hearings on the Impact of Rising Energy Costs on Older Americans, pt. 1, pp. 28-30; 66-70. Testimony and prepared statement of Cyril F. Brickfield, American Association of Retired Persons and National Retired Teachers Association.
15
Ibid., pp. 30-31. Written statement submitted by Senator Charles Mathias, Jr.
16
Senate. Hearings on the Impact of Rising Energy Costs on Older Americans, pt. 2, pp. 107-112. Testimony and prepared statement of Honorable Arthur S. Fleming, Commissioner, Administration on Aging.
17
Senate. Hearings on the Impact of Rising Energy Costs on Older Americans,

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