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Sept. 1978 “Dear Colleague” Letter from House Public Works Against Giamo Amendment

September 19,2018 This is a "Dear Colleague" letter to House members sent by members of the Public Works and Transportation Committee on September 19, 1978 in opposition to an amendment by Budget chairman Bob Giamo...
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

1978 Conable-Gibbons Amendment to the Highway Bill

September 14,2018 This PDF is a series of documents relating to a proposed amendment in the House Ways and Means Committee to the revenue title of the highway bill in 1978. Drafted (at the Department of...
1958 FAA Act – White House Enrolled Bill File
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

1958 FAA Act – White House Enrolled Bill File

August 23,2018 This is the enrolled bill file prepared by the Bureau of the Budget on the Federal Aviation Act of 1958. The file contains a summary of the bill prepared by BoB and letters from all relevant federal...
Petroleum Product Tax Options for World War II
Historical Documents

Petroleum Product Tax Options for World War II

August 17,2018 This is a February 1942 analysis by the Treasury Department's Office of Tax Analysis of the pros and cons of a variety of potential excise tax increases on gasoline, fuel oil, lubricating oil, and...
1933 Letter Advocating a Federal Mandate for Ethanol Content in Gasoline
Historical Documents

1933 Letter Advocating a Federal Mandate for Ethanol Content in Gasoline

August 13,2018 This is a May 16, 1933 letter to the U.S. Treasury Secretary from the head of the Farm Products Chemical Company of America (and its lawyers/lobbyists) advocating federal legislation to levy an...
1971 Nixon Proposal to Create a Department of Community Development
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

1971 Nixon Proposal to Create a Department of Community Development

July 18,2018 This is the full justification document for President Nixon's 1971 proposal to create a new Cabinet-level Department of Community Development which would have contained all of the previous Department...
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

September 1968 DOT-HUD Memorandum of Understanding

July 11,2018 This is the text of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by Transportation Secretary Alan Boyd and HUD Secretary Robert Weaver on September 9 and 10, 1968 (respectively) and announced by DOT in...
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

April 1968 House Hearings on Moving Mass Transit from HUD to DOT

July 11,2018 This is a copy of the printed hearings held by a subcommittee of the House Government Operations Committee on April 22, 1968. The subject was Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1968, which proposed to move...
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

January 1966 Proposed Division of Urban Transportation Responsibilities

July 10,2018 This is a January 28, 1966 memo from Cecil Mackey of the Commerce Department to Alan Boyd, Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation, transmitting the latest for how the White House task force...
Moving Mass Transit from DOT to HUD – The Documentary Record
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

Moving Mass Transit from DOT to HUD – The Documentary Record

July 08,2018 This is a PDF compilation of 55 original documents relating to the decision in 1968 to move federal responsibility for urban mass transportation from the Department of Housing and Urban Development...
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