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U.S. CONGRESS. HOUSE

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

Public Works Appropriations

Hearings 1960
Volume 2

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PUBLIC WORKS APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1960

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

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

FIRST 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, Staf Assistant to the Subcommittee

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

OLARENCE 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 O. OSTERTAG, New York J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia

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

CHARLES RAPER 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, Ilinois

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
CHARLES A. BOYLE, Illinois
ALFRED E, SANTANGELO, New York
JOSEPH M. MONTOYA, New Mexico

KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staff Director

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WITNESSES F. E. DOMINY, ASSOCIATE COMMISSIONER A. R. GOLZÉ, ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER B. G. DAVIS, CHIEF, DIVISION OF PROGRAM COORDINATION AND

FINANCE N. B. BENNETT, CHIEF, DIVISION OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT W. I. PALMER, CHIEF, DIVISION OF IRRIGATION D. S. CAMPBELL, CHIEF, DIVISION OF POWER

Mr. CANNON. The committee will come to order.

We are glad to have with us this morning Mr. Dominy, the Associate Commissioner, but who is Commissioner-designate, and will succeed to that important position on the 1st of May.

Mr. Commissioner, can you give us a general statement at this time?

GENERAL STATEMENT Mr. DOMINY. Yes, sir, Mr. Chairman; I would like to present an opening statement on the Bureau's program as represented here in the President's budget which is before you for consideration.

It is a pleasure to appear before this committee to discuss Reclamation's proposed program and fund requirements for fiscal year 1960.

The work of the Bureau of Reclamation is directed toward the development of the West. In order to provide water to meet partially the needs of the expanding population and the economic and industrial growth of the 18 Western States including Alaska, the Bureau's continued activity is essential.

The program for 1960 provides for continuation of construction work now underway at a reasonable rate. There are no funds requested to initiate construction on new projects. The companion programs of investigations and operation and maintenance are scheduled on a moderate basis.

We are requesting a total of $251,196,000 under six appropriation heads, viz: "General investigations," "Construction and rehabilitation," "Operation and maintenance," "General administrative expenses," "Upper Colorado River Basin fund," and the "Loan program.” This compares with enacted appropriations of $259,780,335 for fiscal year 1959 and proposed supplemental appropriations pending before this Congress of $4,860,000 for the loan program and $360,600 and $924,000 for pay increases for general administrative expenses and the operation and maintenance program, respectively, or a total decrease of $14,728,935. On March 24, 1959, the House approved the

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