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PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

PUBLIC LAW 90-6-MAR. 29, 1967

70A Stat. 269, 590.


Contracts, competitive b i d s.

[81 STAT.

out regard to section 3648 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (31 U.S.C. 529) and sections 4774(d) and 9774(d) of title 10, United States Code. The authority to place permanent or temporary improvements on land includes authority for surveys, administration, overhead, planning, and supervision incident to construction. That authority may be exercised before title to the land is approved under section 355 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (40 U.S.C. 255), and even though the land is held temporarily. The authority to acquire real estate or land includes authority to make surveys and to acquire land, and interests in land (including temporary use), by gift, purchase, exchange of Government-owned land, or otherwise. SEC. 303. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for the purposes of this title, but the appropriations for public works authorized by section 301 shall not exceed: Department of the Army, $288,500,000; Department of the Navy, $140,000,000; Department of the Air Force, $196,000,000, or a total of $624,500,000. SEC. 304. The Secretary of Defense is hereby directed that insofar as practicable all contracts shall be formally advertised and awarded on a competitive bid basis to the lowest responsible bidders. TITLE IV—STATEMENT OF CONGRESSIONAL POLICY

14 UST 1104.

SEC. 401. The Congress hereby declares— (1) its firm intentions to provide all necessary support for members of the Armed Forces of the United States fighting in Vietnam; (2) its support of efforts being made by the President of the United States and other men of good will throughout the world to prevent an expansion of the war in Vietnam and to bring that conflict to an end through a negotiated settlement which will preserve the honor of the United States, protect the vital interests of this country, and allow the people of South Vietnam to determine the affairs of that nation in their own way; and (3) its support for the convening of the nations that participated in the Geneva Conferences or any other meeting of nations similarly involved and interested as soon as possible for the purpose of pursuing the general principles of the Geneva accords of 1954 and 1962 and for formulating plans for bringing the conflict to an honorable conclusion. Approved March 16, 1967.

Public Law 90-6 March 29, 1967 [H. J. R e s. 273]

77 Stat. 8 1; 79 Stat. 1210. 7 USC 1314b.

JOINT RESOLUTION To iiineiid the Ajiricnltural Adjustment Act of 19.S8, as iliiieiidetl. with respect to the lease and transfer of tohacco acreage aHotments.

hiesolved by the Senate and House of Represent at Ir en of the United .. itefi Htate of America, in Congrei^ii nsmewled^ That secticm 316(a) of the Agrieultiu-al Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, is ameiided by striking out the last sentence thereof. Approved March 29, 1967.