1967-1968 Johnson Administration Proposals for Airport and Airway Development and Financing
October 05, 2015 | ENO CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION
Legislative History of the Airport And Airway Development Act of 1970
Part I – Johnson Administration Proposals
- May 4, 1967 Report of the President’s Task Force on Airports.
- January 8, 1968 White House status memo on airport and airway funding levels.
- Undated early 1968 White House memo summarizing internal Johnson Administration objections to parts of the airport and airway finance plan.
- Undated early 1968 Bureau of the Budget memo on whether or not the proposed Federal Airport Act complied with BoB credit guidelines.
- April 8, 1968 Memos from Transportation Secretary Boyd to the White House and the Bureau of the Budget on the airport and airway finance program.
- May 8, 1968 Bureau of the Budget memo to the White House chief of staff on the airport and airway legislation.
- May 17, 1968 Decision memo for President Johnson on whether or not to go ahead with the airport and airway proposal.
- May 20, 1968 Presidential transmission to Congress of a draft Airway User Tax Act of 1968.
- May 22, 1968 Memo to President Johnson from White House staff explaining that Senate Aviation Subcommittee chairman Mike Monroney (D-OK) did not support the finance proposal, would not support user tax increases without the creation of a trust fund in which to deposit the revenue, and might write his own bill.
- June 7, 1968 Memo from the Secretary of Transportation to the White House and Bureau of the Budget explaining the proposed FY 1969 budget amendment to spend the extra money that would be received in aviation user taxes under the legislation proposed weeks earlier.