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Congressional Recess / Highway Funds / Congress / President #37298

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 22, 1975
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(Studio) Congress leaves for 10-day recess, putting off such major items as energy and hsing. bills and vote to override President' veto of strip mining legislature Before recessing, Senator sends highway funding bill to President; designed to stimulate highway construction jobs. In February, President released impounded funds for that purpose, but President' move has produced mixed results.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Atlanta, Georgia) For states to tap released highway funds, they must have matching funds between 10% and 30%. Georgia 1 of lucky states. [Georgia transportation commissioner Tom MORELAND - says Georgia letting construction contracts that would have been impossible without release of money.] Federal money beginning to flow in Georgia; contracts to result in 7000 new jobs in Georgia construction industry.
REPORTER: David Snell

Smith, Howard K.;
Snell, David

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