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U.S. CONGRESS. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

Public Works Appropriations

Hearings 1961
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PUBLIC WORKS APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1961

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
EIGHTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS APPROPRIATIONS

CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman
LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan

BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa
MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio

JOHN TABER, New York
JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island

IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania
JOHN J. RILEY, South Carolina

H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota
JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee

JOHN R. PILLION, New York
EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts
DON MAGNUSON, Washington

CARSON CULP, Staff Assistant to the Subcommittee

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas

JOHN TABER, New York HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California

BEN F, JENSEN, Iowa ALBERT THOMAS, Texas

H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio

WALT HORAN, Washington W. F. NORRELL, Arkansas

GORDON CANFIELD, New Jersey JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi

IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama

GERALD R. FORD, JR., Michigan JOHN J. ROONEY, New York

HAROLD C. OSTERTAG, New York J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia

FRANK T, BOW, Ohio JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island

CHARLES RAPEK JONAS, North Carolina ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida

MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin PRINCE H. PRESTON, Georgia

ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana

GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan

JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois

JOHN R. PILLION, New York FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota

PHIL WEAVER, Nebraska JOHN J. RILEY, South Carolina

WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee

KEITH THOMSON, Wyoming JOHN F. SHELLEY, California

ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois
EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts

SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts
DON MAGNUSON, Washington
WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky
DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania
WINFIELD K. DENTON, Indiana
TOM STEED, Oklahoma
HUGH Q. ALEXANDER, North Carolina
ALFRED E, SANTANGELO, New York
JOSEPH M. MONTOYA, New Mexico
GEORGE E. SHIPLEY, Ilinois

KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staff Director

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PUBLIC WORKS APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1961

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1960. BUREAU OF RECLAMATION

WITNESSES F. E. DOMINY, COMMISSIONER N. B. BENNETT, ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR POWER AND GEN

ERAL ENGINEERING W. I. PALMER, ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR IRRIGATION AND

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT A. R. GOLZÉ, ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR ADMINISTRATION B. G. DAVIS, CHIEF, DIVISION OF PROGRAM COORDINATION AND

FINANCE D. R. BURNETT, CHIEF, DIVISION OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT G. G. STAMM, CHIEF, DIVISION OF IRRIGATION AND LAND USE D. S. CAMPBELL, CHIEF, DIVISION OF POWER

Mr. CANNON. The committee will be in order.

We take up this morning the estimates for the Bureau of Reclamation,

Mr. Dominy, we are very glad to have you with us. You may give us your statement at this time, if you will.

GENERAL STATEMENT

Mr. DOMINY. Mr. Chairman, I have a prepared statement here, Would it be your desire that I read that into the record ?

Mr. CANNON. I believe we would like to have it read, if you please, Mr. Dominy.

Mr. DOMINY. Very well, Mr. Chairman.

STAFF CHANGES Before I do that, I would like to bring the committee up to date on my Washington staff. There have been a number of changes during the past 10 months since I took over as Commissioner. Mr. CANNON. Off the record.

(Discussion off the record.) Mr. DOMINY. Mr. N. B. Bennett, who used to be head of planning, is now Assistant Commissioner for Power and General Engineering; Mr. W. I. Palmer, is now Assistant Commissioner for Irrigation and Project Development; I brought from the field out at Boise, Idaho, Mr. Gilbert Stamm, who has been chief of our irrigation work in the Pacific Northwest for a long while, and he is now Chief of Irrigation in Washington; I brought from Texas Mr. Don Burnett, who has been doing our planning work in the Southwest for a good many

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