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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
MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin
KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staff Director
THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION BILL, 1957
SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND RELATED
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
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?
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