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U.S. Foreign Assistance Act of 1961

The US Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (Public Law 87-195) was passed on September 4, 1961. The USAID website states, "… at Kennedy's urging, Congress passed the Foreign Assistance Act, which mandated the creation of an agency to promote long-term assistance for economic and social development."

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