Flood Control: Hearings Before the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Seventieth Congress, First Session, Relative to Flood Control of the Mississippi River. January 23 to February 24, 1928. Printed for Use of the Committee on Commerce
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Page 516 - It shall be the duty of said commission to take into consideration and mature such plan or plans and estimates as will correct, permanently locate, and deepen the channel and protect the banks of the Mississippi River ; improve and give safety and ease to the navigation thereof; prevent destructive floods; promote and facilitate commerce, trade, and the postal service...
Page 6 - ... appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed, shall be appointed for the remainder of such term; and (2) the terms of office of the members first taking office after the date of the enactment of this Act...
Page 9 - If any provision of this Act or the application of such provision to any person or circumstances shall be held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the Act and the applicability of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
Page 14 - Two of the members in office shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business of the Board.
Page 8 - ... changed, modified, or repealed by this act may be prosecuted and punished in the same manner and with the same effect as if this act had not been passed.
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Page 14 - The board— (1) shall maintain its principal office in the District of Columbia, and such other offices in the United States as in its judgment are necessary. (2) shall have an official seal which shall be judicially noticed. (3) shall make an annual report to Congress upon the administration of this Act and any other matter relating to the better effectuation of the policy declared in section 1, including recommendations for legislation.
Page 11 - 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...