Following RR’s election in 1980, Robert Carleson headed the transition at the Dept. of HHS. On January 6, 1981, he presented President-elect Reagan with a series of recommendations for reforming several welfare programs, particularly Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC). President-elect Reagan approved all of the proposals and indicated so with his initials “R.R.” and “OK”.
Click here to read Governor Reagan’s handwritten edits to his testimony before Congress and the Welfare Reform Briefing book prepared by Robert B. Carleson for President-elect Reagan, plus notes and letters.