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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

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MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CIVIL FUNCTIONS ADMIN-
ISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, CERTAIN
AGENCIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, AND
THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY, FOR THE FISCAL
YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1960, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana, Chairman
CARL HAYDEN, Arizona HENRY DWORSHAK, Idaho

RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgia MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota

JOHN L. McCLELLAN, Arkansas KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota

A. WILLIS ROBERTSON, Virginia MAROARET CHASE SMITH, Maine

LISTER HILL, Alabama ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska

WARREN G. MAGNUSON, Washington
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND, Florida
JOHN STENNIS, Mississippi
ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee
A. S. MIKE MONRONEY, Oklahoma

Kesneth J. Bousquet, Clerk to Subcommittee

ARMY CIVIL FUNCTIONS

Entire subcommittee
Ex Officio Members From Public Works Committee

ROBERT S. KERR, Oklahoma FRANCIS CASE, South Dakota

PAT McNAMARA, Michigan

Kenneth J. Bousquet, Clerk

ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION—TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY
LISTER HILL, Alabama, Chairman
ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana HENRY DWORSHAK, Idaho

CARL HAYDEN, Arizona KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota

RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgia MARGARET CHASE SMITH, Maine

JOHN STENNIS, Mississippi
ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee

Also on atomic energy items:
CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico BOURKE B. HICKENLOOPER, Iowa

ALBERT GORE, Tennessee

Earl Cooper, Clerk

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION AND INTERIOR POWER MARKETING

AGENCIES

CARL HAYDEN, Arizona, Chairman
ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota

WARREN O. MAONUSON, Washington MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota

RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgia HENRY DWORSHAK, Idaho

JOHN L. McCLELLAN, Arkansas
SPESSARD L. HOLLAND, Florida

William W. Woodruff, Clerk

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PUBLIC WORKS APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1960

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 1959

United States Senate,
Subcommittee Of The Committee On Appropriations,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10: 05 a.m., pursuant to recess, in room 1318, New Senate Office Building, Hon. Allen J. Ellender, chairman of the subcommittee, presiding.

Present: Senators Ellender, Hayden, Holland, Smith, Kuchel, and Hruska.

CIVIL FUNCTIONS—DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

Corps Of Engineers

California Projects

STATEMENT OF HON. THOMAS H. KUCHEL, A U.S. SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

General Statement

Senator Ellender. The committee will please come to order.

Senator Kuchel, the stage is yours, sir.

Senator Kuchel. I have a statement, Mr. Chairman and members of the subcommittee, which I desire to present to the committee by way of introduction of those witnesses here from California. But to accommodate first my able and busy colleagues from the House of Representatives who are here, I would appreciate it if they first might address the chairman.

Senator Ellender. That will be agreeable.

Santa Mama, Santa Clara, And Stuart Canyon Projects

STATEMENT OF HON. CHARLES M. TEAGUE, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

General Statement

Representative Teague. Mr. Chairman, members of the subcommittee, I am Congressman Charles M. Teague, of California. I shall be very, very brief.

I am here in the interest of three flood control projects—the Santa Maria levee project, the Santa Clara River levee project, and the

Stuart Canyon flood control project—and one navigation project, the Port of San Luis Harbor.

Senator Ellender. Are they budgeted items?

Representative Teague. They are budgeted items—authorized budgeted items—so I shall not take a great deal of your time except to stress the fact that these are all, in my opinion, most worthy projects, worthy of the careful consideration that I am sure they will receive.

I would like to point out this, if I may, sir. There is also a very large degree of local participation in all of these projects. All these factors are considered by me to be very important, and I am sure that you will agree with me.

Senator Ellender. I do not think any of you gentlemen present need to spend too much time on budgeted items. I would like to hear from you with regard to the unbudgeted items, and I shall expect you to support those unbudgeted items.

Pobt San Lots Harbor, Calif.

Representative Teagtjb. Mr. Chairman, I also urge that the committee give favorable consideration to the request of the Port San Luis Harbor District for an additional $15,000 for survey work. This would make a total of $30,000, inasmuch as there is an item of $15,000 in the President's recommended budget.

I have scores of flood control, water conservation, soil conservation, and harbor groups in my congressional district. None has exhibited more initiative and sound planning than has the Port San Luis Harbor District. Great credit should go to the members of the harbor commission.

The Port San Luis Harbor District will have expended almost a half million dollars by the end of this year in developing harbor improvement plans and property acquisition.

It is contemplated that when the engineering plans are finalized, the Federal Government will be asked to participate to the extent of only about one-third of the total cost. It is expected that the balance will be borne by local and State contributions. To me this is an outstanding example of local self-help and exemplifies the type of project that deserves full support by the U.S. Congress.

Representatives of the Corps of Engineers have just completed hearings in San Luis Obispo, Calif., regarding the proposed harbor development at Port San Luis. These representatives have stated that the Corps of Engineers could properly utilize $30,000 during fiscal 1960 for further survey work.

The members of the harbor commission and I feel strongly that it would be good business on the part of the U.S. Government to provide the aforesaid sum of $30,000 during the current session of Congress. It is our considered opinion that by so doing, start of construction can and should take place at least a year earlier than it otherwise would.

It is respectfully urged that the committee approve $30,000 for continuing the survey work at Port San Luis.

Thank you, sir.

Senator Ellender. I would suggest to you and your colleagues that you talk to your own Appropriation Committee about including those projects in the general bill.

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