Equal pay bill is passed in Congress to allow women to receive equal pay as men

The 35th President of the United States, President John F. Kennedy, remains to this day the only Catholic president and the only president to have won a Pulitzer Prize. He also continues to rank highly in public opinion ratings even today.

On this day, July 26th, in 1962, President JFK signed the most far-reaching revision of public welfare legislation since it was enacted in 1935.

His measure emphasized rehabilitation and training so that welfare recipients did not become dependent on support. After a brief period, recipients were expected to be able to independently care for themselves and their families. Because of this revision, an additional $4 in federal funds was made available per recipient per month in order to set up day care and training programs.