Speech in Chicago

August, 1963


Chicago, IL

We are doing an increasingly better job of using most of our assets in the effort to curb the enormous power of organized crime. But the effort has only begun. In 1961 and 1962 Congress granted us new statutory authority with which to act against the rackets. With bipartisan concern and support, we obtained new laws forbidding interstate travel for racketeering purposes, interstate shipment of gambling machines or paraphernalia, and use of interstate communications for gambling purposes.