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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
UNITED STATES SENATE
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CIVIL FUNCTIONS ADMIN-
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana, Chairman
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
Kesneth J. Bousquet, Clerk to Subcommittee
ARMY CIVIL FUNCTIONS
ROBERT S. KERR, Oklahoma FRANCIS CASE, South Dakota
PAT McNAMARA, Michigan
Kenneth J. Bousquet, Clerk
ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION—TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY
CARL HAYDEN, Arizona KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota
RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgia MARGARET CHASE SMITH, Maine
JOHN STENNIS, Mississippi
Also on atomic energy items:
ALBERT GORE, Tennessee
Earl Cooper, Clerk
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION AND INTERIOR POWER MARKETING
CARL HAYDEN, Arizona, Chairman
WARREN O. MAONUSON, Washington MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota
RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgia HENRY DWORSHAK, Idaho
JOHN L. McCLELLAN, Arkansas
William W. Woodruff, Clerk
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PUBLIC WORKS APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1960
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 1959
United States Senate,
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
STATEMENT OF HON. THOMAS H. KUCHEL, A U.S. SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
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
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.