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ACT OF 1965
AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEE
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
H.R. 4 and S. 3
FEBRUARY 3, 4, AND 5, 1965
Printed for the use of the Committee on Public Works
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1965
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
GEORGE H. FALLON, Maryland, Chairman JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota
WILLIAM C. CRAMER, Florida ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama
JOHN F. BALDWIN, JR., California JOHN C. KLUCZYNSKI, Illinois
WILLIAM H. HARSHA, Ohio T. A. THOMPSON, Louisiana
JOHN C. KUNKEL, Pennsylvania JIM WRIGHT, Texas
JAMES R. GROVER, JR., New York KENNETH J. GRAY, Illinois
JAMES C. CLEVELAND New Hampshire FRANK M. CLARK, Pennsylvania
DON H. CLAUSEN, Cali nia ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma
CHARLES A. HALLECK, Indiana HAROLD T. JOHNSON, California
CHARLOTTE T. REID, Ilinois
ROBERT C. MCEWEN, New York
Ad Hoc SUBCOMMITTEE ON APPALACHIA
ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama, Chairman JIM WRIGHT, Texas
WILLIAM C. CRAMER, Florida FRANK M. CLARK, Pennsylvania
JOHN F. BALDWIN, JR., California ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma
JOHN C. KUNKEL, Pennsylvania DAVID N. HENDERSON, North Carolina JAMES C. CLEVELAND, New Hampsire JAMES KEE, West Virginia ROBERT E. SWEENEY, Ohio
Transportation; accompanied by Stedman T. Hitchock, Deputy
Scranton, William W., Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl-
Smith, Hulett C., Governor of the State of West Virginia..
State of New York.
State of Kentucky-
mittee for Appalachia; accompanied by Stuart Feldman, assistant
to the chairman.
by Harry A. Boswell, Chairman, Economic Development Commis-
American Farm Bureau Federation, letter, February 5, 1965, from
John C. Lynn, legislative director.--
Excerpt from Executive Council statement, November 24, 1964.
Statement by Andrew J. Biemiller, director.
letter, February 10, 1965, re Long amendment.
with several enclosures.-
with enclosed statement.
man, administrative director.
ruary 3, 1965, from James A. Williams, president -
A. D. Gerberich, chairman.-
Kentucky, submitted letters.-
February 11, 1965, to Hon. James Kee of West Virginia..
June 13, 1964, to Hon. Clifford Davis of Tennessee
G. Michaelian, president..
with enclosed statement..
4, 1965, with enclosure..
of Maryland, submitted statement..
of West Virginia, submitted statement.--
of Texas, submitted statement..
APPALACHIAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACT
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1965
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS,
Washington, D.C. The ad hoc subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a.m., in room 1302, Longworth House Office Building, Hon. Robert E. Jones (chairman) presiding:
Mr. JONES. The subcommittee will be in order.
The first item this morning is to address ourselves to consideration of H.R. 4 and S. 3, from Mr. Fallon and Senator Randolph, bills on the development of Appalachia.
(The documents follow:)
[H.R. 4, 89th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To provide public works and economic development programs and the planning
and coordination needed to assist in the development of the Appalachian region Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965".
FINDINGS AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Seo. 2. The Congress hereby finds and declares that the Appalachian region of the United States, while abundant in natural resources and rich in potential, lags behind the rest of the Nation in its economic growth and that its people have not shared properly in the Nation's prosperity. The region's uneven past development, with its historical reliance on a few basic industries and a marginal agriculture, has failed to provide the economic base that is a vital prerequisite for vigorous, self-sustaining growth. The State and local governments and the people of the region understand their problems and have been working and will continue to work purposefully toward their solution. The Congress recognizes the comprehensive report of the President's Appalachian Regional Commission documenting these findings and concludes that regionwide development is feasible, desirable, and urgently needed. It is, therefore, the purpose of this Act to assist the region in meeting its special problems, to promote its economic development, and to establish a framework for joint Federal and State efforts toward providing the basic facilities essential to its growth and attacking its common problems and meeting its common needs on a coordinated and concerted regional basis. The public investments made in the region under this Act shall be concentrated in areas where there is the greatest potential for future growth, and where the expected return on public dollars invested will be the greatest. The States will be responsible for recommending local and State projects, within their borders, which will receive assistance under this Act. As the region obtains the needed physical and transportation facilities and develops its human resources, the Congress expects that the region will generate a diversified industry, and that the region will then be able to support itself, through the workings of a strengthened free enterprise economy.