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THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION BILL, 1957

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

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

JOHN TABER, New York HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachusetts ALBERT THOMAS, Texas

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

H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota W. F. NORRELL, Arkansas

WALT HORAN, Washington JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi

GORDON CANFIELD, New Jersey GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama

IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania JOHN J. ROONEY, New York

ERRETT P. SCRIVNER, Kansas J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia

FREDERIC R. COUDERT, JR., New York JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island

CLIFF CLEVENGER, Ohio ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida

EARL WILSON, Indiana PRINCE H. PRESTON, Georgia

BENJAMIN F. JAMES, Pennsylvania OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana

GERALD R. FORD, JR., Michigan LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan

EDWARD T. MILLER, Maryland SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois

CHARLES W. VURSELL, Illinois FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota

HAROLD C. OSTERTAG, New York JOHN J. RILEY, South Carolina

FRANK T. BOW, Ohio ALFRED D. SIEMINSKI, New Jersey

HAMER H. BUDGE, Idaho JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee

CHARLES RAPER JONAS, North Carolina
HENDERSON LANHAM, Georgia

MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin
JOHN F. SHELLEY, California
EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts
DON MAGNUSON, Washington
WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky
DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania
WINFIELD K. DENTON, Indiana
TOM STEED, Oklahoma
HUGH Q. ALEXANDER, North Carolina
JAMES B. BOWLER, Illinois

KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staff Director

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THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION BILL, 1957

SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND RELATED

AGENCIES

PRINCE H. PRESTON, Georgia, Chairman ALBERT THOMAS, Texas

CLIFF CLEVENGER, Ohio, JOHN J. ROONEY, New York FRANK T. BOW, Ohio SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois

WALT HORAN, Washington JOHN F. SHELLEY, California MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1957.

PANAMA CANAL COMPANY

PANAMA CANAL BRIDGE

WITNESSES

MAJ. GEN. W. E. POTTER, GOVERNOR OF THE CANAL ZONE; PRESI

DENT, PANAMA CANAL COMPANY L. B. MAGNUSON, BUDGET ANALYST P. L. STEERS, COMPTROLLER MERRILL WHITMAN, SECRETARY

Mr. YATES (acting chairman). Gentlemen, we have before us at this time a request for a supplemental appropriation for the current fiscal year, which is taken from page 22 of House Document 115, a communication from the President of the United States,

The item relates specifically to the request of the Panama Canal Company for expenses necessary for work preliminary to the construction of a high-level bridge crossing the Panama Canal at Balboa, C.Z., as authorized by the act of July 23, 1956 (70 Stat. 596) $1 million, to remain available until expended.

General, will you tell us about this item?

General POTTER. The first item is for $1 million for the engineering of the $20 million bridge across the canal. This item is a so-called treaty item. The 1955 treaty committed the United States Government to build a bridge across the canal at Balboa.

The treaty, of course, was ratified by the Senate and subsequently, last year, the Congress authorized the appropriation of the funds to build this bridge. This is the first request for appropriations, and it is merely for the engineering, so that we can find out what the bridge will look like and what its design features will be, and enable us to advertise it for construction.

Mr. YATES. Mr. Reporter, will you put the justifications in the record at this point?

(The documents referred to follow:)

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