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Compilation of Highway Trust Fund Annual Reports
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Compilation of Highway Trust Fund Annual Reports

June 01,2020 This PDF document is a 480-page compilation of every annual report on the operations of the federal Highway Trust Fund issued by the Treasury Department from its inception in 1957 through 2020,...
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1954 Appointment of Clay Committee on Highways

March 10,2020 This is the White House file on the appointment of the President's Advisory Committee on a National Highway Program in 1954.
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June 1954 CEA Draft National Defense Highway Bill

March 10,2020 This is a draft bill dated June 1, 1954 written by John S. Bragdon, who was then the public works staffer for President Eisenhower's Council of Economic Advisers
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1958 (Vetoed) Airport Development Act – White House Enrolled Bill File

March 09,2020 This is the White House Executive Clerk's enrolled bill file for the bill S. 3502 of the 85th Congress, which was a bill proposing to reauthorize the federal airport grant program for four more years...
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1955 Airport Development Act – White House Enrolled Bill File

March 09,2020 This is the White House Executive Clerk's enrolled bill file on S. 1855 of the 84th Congress, a bill which reauthorized the federal airport grant program for four years and which also switched the...
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1957 Interim Report of the President’s Special Assistant for Aviation Facilities Planning

March 09,2020 This is the April 4, 1957 interim report of Edward P. Curtis, President Eisenhower's Special Assistant for Aviation Facilities Planning. It recommends the immediate establishment of an independent...
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Summer 1953 Bureau of Public Roads Plan for Financing the Interstate System

March 08,2020 This is a plan developed by the Bureau of Public Roads in summer 1953 to provide for long-term financing of the construction of the Interstate Highway System.
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November 1953 Commerce Department Plan to Restructure the Federal-Aid Highway Program

March 08,2020 This is a document prepared by Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation Robert Murray dated November 19, 1953 entitled "Federal Highway Policy" and transmitted by Murray to the White House with...
December 1969 USDOT “RailPax” Passenger Rail Proposal
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

December 1969 USDOT “RailPax” Passenger Rail Proposal

January 13,2020 This is the text of the draft legislation sent by the U.S. Department of Transportation in December 1969 to the White House Bureau of the Budget for legislative clearance (the process by which BoB,...
September 1959 Highway Trust Fund Bailout Announcement
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September 1959 Highway Trust Fund Bailout Announcement

September 09,2019 This is a White House press release dated September 9, 1959 announcing that President Eisenhower had just requested the first-ever bailout of the Highway Trust Fund from general revenues – a $359...
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