Investigation of Health Programs.—
A House commerce subcommittee plans on investigation of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare's expanding programs in the health field.Committee Chairman Oren Harris (D, Ark) said the inquiry would include the Public Health Service, the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration, all under HEW."There is growing concern in Congress over the rapid expansion of the size and activities of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare," Harris said in a House speech. He estimated that in 1966 HEW will spend $2.2 billion for health research, training, public health services, and related consumer protection activities."I think the time has come for us to take a hard look at how these expanded programs fit into the Department of Health, Education and Welfare," Harris said.He did not announce when the investigation would begin, but it was expected to be soon.