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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
UNITED STATESSENATE

EIGHTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION
ON
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H.R. 12263
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CONCLUSION OF AN AGREE-
MENT FOR THE JOINT CONSTRUCTION BY THE UNITED
STATES AND MEXICO OF A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL STOR-
AGE DAM ON THE RIO GRANDE IN ACCORDANCE WITH

THE PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY OF FEBRUARY 3, 1944,
WITH MEXICO, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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JUNE 21 AND 22, 1960
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COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

J. W. FULBRIGHT, Arkansas, Chairman THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN, Rhode Island ALEXANDER WILEY, Wisconsin

JOHN SPARKMAN, Alabama BOURKE B. HICKENLOOPER, Iowa
HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota GEORGE D. AIKEN, Vermont
MIKE MANSFIELD, Montana IHOMER. E. CAPEHART, Indiana
WAYNE MORSE, Oregon FRANK CARLSON, Kansas
RUSSELL B. LONG, Louisiana JOHN J. WILLIAMS, Delaware

JOHN F. KENNEDY, Massachusetts
ALBERT GORE, Tennessee
FRANK J. LAUSCHE, Ohio
FRANK CHURCH, Idaho
CARL MARCY, Chief of Staff
DARRELL ST. CLAIRE, Clerk

1 Chairman emeritus. II

AMISTAD DAM AND RESERVOIR

TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 1960

UNITED STATES SENATE, CoMMITTEE on FoEEIGN RELATIONs, Washington, D.C.

The Committee met, pursuant to notice, at 10:05 a.m. in room F–53, U.S. Capitol Building, Senator J. W. Fulbright (chairman), presiding.

Present: Senators Fulbright, Long, Wiley, Hickenlooper, Carlson, Capehart, and Williams.

The CHAIRMAN. We have with us this morning Mr. Leland H. Hewitt, the Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission, and Mr. Melville E. Osborne, officer in charge, Mexican Affairs, Department of State. They will present testimony on H.R. 12263, a bill to authorize the conclusion of an agreement for the joint construction by the United States and Mexico of a major international storage dam on the Rio Grande in accordance with the provisions of the treaty of February 3, 1944, with Mexico, and for other purposes. H.R. 12263 was passed by the House of Representatives on June 10, 1960.

(The bill referred to follows:)

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AN ACT To authorize the conclusion of an agreement for the joint construction by the United States and Mexico of a major international storage dam on the Rio Grande in accordance with the provisions of the treaty of February 3, 1944, with Mexico, and for other purposes Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of State, acting through the United States Commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, is hereby authorized to conclude with the appropriate official or officials of the Government of Mexico an agreement for the joint construction, operation, and maintenance by the United States and Mexico, in accordance with the provisions of the treaty of February 3, 1944, with Mexico, of a major international storage dam on the Rio Grande at the site and having substantially the characteristics described in minute numbered 207 adopted June 19, 1958, by the said Commission, and in the “Rio Grande International Storage Dams Project—Report on Proposed Dam and Reservoir” prepared by the United States Section of the said Commission and dated September 1958. SEC. 2. If agreement is concluded pursuant to section 1 of this Act for the construction of a major international storage dam the Secretary of State, acting through the United States Commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, is authorized to conclude with the appropriate official or officials of Mexico an agreement consistent with article 7 of the treaty of February 3, 1944, for the construction, operation, and maintenance, ...'. United States share, of facilities for generating hydroelectric energy at SalCl Cla.m. If agreement for the construction of separate facilities for generating hydroelectric energy is concluded, the United States Commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, is directed to construct, operate, and maintain such facilities for the United States.

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