William Langer



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In this undated statement, delivered to an unspecified committee, United States (US) Senator William Langer argues for the restoration of funds to the US Bureau of Reclamation for the Missouri River Basin in the US Interior Department Appropriation Bill. From the $23,783,600 originally recommended by the US Bureau of the Budget, the US House Committee on Appropriations has recommended a reduction of $13,470,915 leaving only $10,312,685 to fund Bureau of Reclamation work in the Missouri River basin.

Langer argues that the reductions will endanger the goals of irrigation and low-cost power and needlessly delay projects that are only in their beginning stages.

This document, while undated, was located among documents dated 1945 and 1946.

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Missouri River Basin, Garrison, Garrison Dam, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish

Organizations Referenced

US House of Representatives, US Senate, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Department of the Interior, US House Committee on Appropriations,

People Referenced

William Langer


Political History | United States History

Statement of Honorable William Langer, Senator of North Dakota, Undated