Nixon 1969 Message to Congress on Airports and Airways

This is House Document 91-130, the message that President Richard Nixon transmitted to Congress on June 16, 1969 to accompany and explain proposed legislation to create a significant new investment in airport and air traffic control infrastructure.

The legislation proposed increasing air traffic control capital spending from an average of $93 million per year to an average of $250 million per year as well as significant expansion in airport grants. The bill also proposed the creation of a special account in the Treasury to hold an increased array of aviation user taxes.

A modified version of the legislation would become the Airport and Airway Revenue Act of 1970.


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