An Announcement from Senator Byrd

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Following the passage of the Appalachian Regional Development Act in the House, Senator Robert C. Byrd issued this press release announcing his intent to “expedite action” on the release of the funds needed to support the programs. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Byrd was in a unique position to facilitate the allocation of the $365 million proposed for funding the initial programs outlined in the Act, including the establishment of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), through June, 1966. Once fully funded, the ARC allocated monies for highway construction and infrastructure development as well as programs designed to increase job opportunities in Appalachia.

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Office of Robert C. Byrd. "An Announcement from Senator Byrd." Robert C. Byrd Congressional Papers, Congress Series, 89th Congress, Box 1,. Accessed 25 April 2017. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/7.

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Title

An Announcement from Senator Byrd

Subject

Economic assistance, Domestic--Law and legislation--United States.

Press releases.
United States. Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965

Description

Following the passage of the Appalachian Regional Development Act in the House, Senator Robert C. Byrd issued this press release announcing his intent to “expedite action” on the release of the funds needed to support the programs. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Byrd was in a unique position to facilitate the allocation of the $365 million proposed for funding the initial programs outlined in the Act, including the establishment of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), through June, 1966. Once fully funded, the ARC allocated monies for highway construction and infrastructure development as well as programs designed to increase job opportunities in Appalachia.

Creator

Office of Robert C. Byrd

Source

Robert C. Byrd Congressional Papers, Congress Series, 89th Congress, Box 1,

Publisher

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

1965-03-08

Contributor

Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

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Language

English

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Washington (TGN: 7013962)

West Virginia (TGN: 7013961)