The Congress: An Apple for Appalachia

In sending his fully packed legislative program to Congress this year, President Johnson asked that his aid-toAppalachia program receive top priority. That is certainly what it is getting. Last week, only three days after the bill reached the floor, the Senate passed it by a vote of 62 to 22.

As sent to the House, where speedy approval is expected, the bill provides $1.1 billion in federal aid over the next five years. Of this, $840 million would be used to help build some 3,350 miles of new highways and access roads. Not that Appalachia has a traffic jam; rather,...

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