62. Editorial Note

On April 1, the White House released identical letters from President Eisenhower to Vice President Nixon and Speaker of the House of Representatives Sam Rayburn supporting acceleration of the Inter-American Highway construction program. The letters indicate that the President would soon transmit to Congress a request to authorize appropriation of approximately $75 million for such purpose. For text, see Department of State Bulletin, April 11, 1955, pages 595–596. Appropriation legislation was subsequently enacted as Public Law 129, approved July 1, 1955 (69 Stat. 244), and Public Law 219, approved August 4, 1955 (69 Stat. 452).