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PUBLIC WORKS APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1960
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS APPROPRIATIONS
CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman
BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa
JOHN TABER, New York
IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania
H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota
· JOHN R. PILLION, New York
CARSON CULP, Staf Assistant to the Subcommittee
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
ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois
KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staff Director
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