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Nixon's domestic policy.  An important element of Nixon's domestic policy was the restoration of power to state and local  governments. At the heart of his New Federalism was revenue sharing. Congress passed revenue  sharing legislation in 1972, which allowed Washington to provide grants to states and cities to use as  they saw fit, rather than having the federal bureaucracy set the priorities. The president also tried,  with less success, to overhaul the welfare system. Key parts of the plan, drafted by liberal sociologist  Daniel Patrick Moynihan, called for providing recipients with a minimum annual income and requiring  them to work or enter job-training programs. Despite his stand against big government, Nixon  supported programs that increased federal regulatory authority. He backed the National 
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