Flood Control on the Saint Francis River, Missouri and Arkansas: Hearings... on H.R. 7875..., February 3 and 4, 1930...

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Page 1 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following work of improvement is hereby adopted and authorized, to be prosecuted under the direction of the Secretary of War and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers...
Page 16 - Engineers, no money shall be expended on the main river project until satisfactory assurances have been given by the local interests that after completion the flood-control works will be maintained at the expense of local interests.
Page 1 - No liability of any kind shall attach to or rest upon the United States for any damage from or by floods or flood waters at any place: Provided, however.
Page 1 - River for protection against the floods of that river; in view of the extent of national concern in the control of these floods in the interests of national prosperity, the flow of interstate commerce, and the movement of the United States mails ; and, in view of the gigantic scale of the project, involving flood waters of a volume and flowing...
Page 1 - States, contribute 33 1/3 per centum of the costs of the works, and maintain them after completion : AND PROVIDED FURTHER, That not more than $10,000,000, of the sums authorized in section 1 of this Act, shall be expended under the provisions of this section. In an emergency, funds appropriated under authority of section 1 of this Act may be expended for the maintenance of any levee when it is demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Secretary of War that the levee can not be adequately maintained...
Page 79 - The whole scope and effect of this series of decisions is that, while certain fundamental rights, recognized and declared, but not granted or created, in some of the Amendments to the Constitution, are thereby guaranteed only against violation or abridgment by the United States, or by the States, as the case may be...
Page 79 - Court. the exercise of the correlative duty of protection, or of the legislative powers conferred upon it by the Constitution, may in its discretion deem most eligible and best adapted to attain the object.
Page 78 - Citizens of the United States were in custody of the marshal under a lawful commitment, from whom they were violently taken and murdered. The alleged murderers were indicted under section 5508, Revised Statutes, which made it a crime to conspire to injure any citizen in the free exercise or enjoyment of a right secured him by the Constitution or laws of the United States.
Page 26 - Under the provisions of the law as it existed prior to the passage of the...
Page 1 - That it is hereby declared to be the sense of Congress that the principle of local contribution toward the cost of Hood-control work, which has been incorporated in all previous national legislation on the subject, is sound, as recognizing the special interest of the local population in its own protection, and as a means of preventing inordinate requests for unjustified items of work having no material national...

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