March 4, 1958 White House Meeting with Legislative Leaders on Highways

March 4, 1958 White House Meeting with Legislative Leaders on Highways

August 18, 2019  | Jeff Davis

These are notes taken by the White House Assistant Staff Secretary of the regular weekly White House meeting between the President, his senior staff, and the Republican leadership of Congress on March 4, 1958. In it, they discuss the need to increase highway spending in 1960, 1961 and 1962 (both to fight off economic recession and to keep Interstate system construction on schedule), with President Eisenhower suggesting that the gasoline tax could be increased once the economy improves in order to pay for the spending.

Located in the ā€œLegislative Meetings 1958 (2) [March-April]ā€ folder in Box 3 of the Legislative Meetings Series of the Ann Whitman File of the Eisenhower Presidential Papers 1953-1961 in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene, Kansas.

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