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H.R. 10660 (84th): An Act to amend and supplement the Federal Aid Road Act approved July 11, 1916, to authorize appropriations for continuing the construction of highways; to amend the Internal Revenue Cede of 1954 to provide additional revenue teem taxes on motor fuel, tires, an

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The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, popularly known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act (Public Law 84-627), was enacted on June 29, 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law. With an original authorization of $25 billion for the construction of 41,000 miles (66,000 km) of the Interstate Highway System supposedly over a 10-year period, it was the largest public works project in American history through that time.

The addition of the term "defense" in the act's title was for two reasons ...

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84th Congress (1955–1956)

Enacted on Jun 29, 1956

Pub.L. 84-627

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Last Updated: Jun 29, 1956