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Text of Joint resolution to authorize participation by the United States in parliamentary conferences with Canada

This resolution was enacted on June 11, 1959. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 11, 1959 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

72                                          PUBLIC LAW 86-42-JUNE 11, 1959                  [73 S T A T .

                   be carried on in such a manner as to provide for the preservation of
                   wildlife values in areas " C " and " D " : Provided^ That nothing con-
                   tained in this Act or any contract entered into pursuant to this Act,
                   between the United States of America and the Smoot Sand and
                   Gravel Corporation shall be construed as interfering with the unin-
                   terrupted right of the Smoot Sand and Gravel Corporation to dredge
                   in areas " C " and " D " for the periods specified.
  Admini stration.    (c) All lands acquired by the United States pursuant to this Act
                   shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior. The Secre-
                   tary shall administer all of the lands described in this bill as "A",
                   " B " , "C", and " D " so that fish and wildlife development and their
                   preservation as wet land wildlife habitat shall be paramount, except
                   such portion thereof that the Secretary shall designate as a part of the
                   George Washington Memorial Parkway within one year from the
                   effective date of this Act.
                       (d) AH dredging shall be performed in accordance with plans
                   recommended by the Chief of Engineers and authorized by the Secre-
                   tary, of the Army as provided in section 10 of River and Harbor Act
                   approved March 3,1899 (30 Stat. 1151; 33 U.S.C. 403), as amended.
                      Approved June 11, 1959.


                            Public Law 86-42
  June 11, 1959                                        JOINT RESOLUTION
 [H. J, Res. 254]
                            To authorize participation by the United States in parliamentary conferences
                                                            with Canada.
                               Resolved hy the Senate and House of Refvesentatives of the United
  Canada- U.S. In-          States of America in Congress assembled^ That not to exceed twenty-
terparliam en t ar y
group p a r t i c i p a -   four Members of Congress shall be appointed to meet jointly and at
tion.                       least annually and when Congress is not in session (except that this
                            restriction shall not apply during the first session of the Eighty-sixth
                            Congress or to meetings held in the United States) with representa-
                            tives of the House of Commons and Senate of the Canadian Parlia-
                            ment for discussion of common problems in the interests of relations
                            between the United States and Canada. Of the Members of the Con-
                            gress to be appointed for the purposes of this resolution (hereinafter
                            designated as tlie United States group) half shall be appointed by
                            the Speaker of the House from Members of the House (not less than
                            four of whom shall be from the Foreign Affairs Committee), and
                            luilf shall be appointed by the President of the Senate from Members
                            of the Senate (not less than four of whom shall be from the Foreign
                            Relations Committee).
                               Such appointments shall be for the period of each meeting of the
                            Canada-United States Interparliamentary group except for the four
                            members of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the four members of
                            the Foreign Relations Committee, whose appointments shall be for
                            the duration of each Congress.
  Appropriation.               SEC. 2. An appropriation of $30,000 annually is authorized, $15,000
                            of which shall be for the House delegation and $15,000 for the Senate
                            delegation, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to assist in meeting
                            the expenses of the United States group of the Canada-United States
                            Interparliamentary group for each fiscal year for which an appro-
                            priation is made, the House and Senate portions of such appropriation
                            to be disbursed on vouchers to be approved by the Chairman of the
                            House delegation and the Chairman of the Senate delegation,
                            respectively.

73 STAT.] PUBLIC LAW 86-45-JUNE 15, 1959 73 SEC. 3. The United States group of the Canada-United States Inter- R e p o r t to Con- gress. l^arliamentary group shall submit to the Congress a report for each fiscal year for which an appropriation is made including its expendi- tures under such appropriation. Auditing SEC. 4. The certificate of the Chairman of the House delegation or counts. the Senate delegation of the Canada-United States Interparliamen- tary group shall hereafter be final and conclusive upon the accounting officers in the auditing of the accounts of the United States group of the Canada United States Interparliamentary group. Approved June 11, 1959. Public Law 86-43 AN ACT J u n e 11, 1959 [S. 1197] To amend the Atomic P^nergy Act of 1954, as amended. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled^ That section 251 of 68 Stat. 960. the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, is amended by deleting 42 u s e 2016. the words "and J u l y " in the first sentence thereof. Approved June 11, 1959. Public Law 86-44 AN ACT J u n e 11, 1959 To amend Public Law 8.J-590 to increase the authorization for appropriations [S. 12:! 8] to the Atomic Energy Commission in accordance witli section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 19.")4, as amended, and for other purposes. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 101 (c) of Public Law 85-590 is amended by striking therefrom the figure 72 Stat. 490. "$2,250,000" for project 59-C-5, phermex installation, I ^ s Alamos, Xew Mexico, and by inserting in lieu thereof the figure "$3,550,000"'. Approved June 11, 1959. Public Law 86-45 AN ACT J u n e 15, 1959 [H. R. 7007] To authorize appi-opriations to the National Aeronautics and Space Administra- tion for salaries and expenses, research and development, construction and equipment, and for other purposes. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the . United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) there are naut°ics"and space hereby authorized to be appropriated to the National Aeronautics and ^ App^ro^prfatw Space Administration for the fiscal year 1960 the sum of $485,300,000, as follows: (1) F o r "Salaries and expenses," $94,430,000. (2) For "Kesearch and development," $333,070,000. (3) F o r "Construction and equipment," $57,800,000, as follows: (A) Langley Research Center, Hampton, "Virginia: Alterations to thermal structures tunnel; analytical computing equipment; conver- sion of gust tunnel to noise research laboratory; conversion of test cells to noise test facility; and heater and vacuum system for gas dynamics laboratory, $4,580,000.