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to be appropriated for forest roads and trails, out of any money in the Treasary not otherwise appropriated, the following additional sums, to be availablo until expended, in accordance with the provisions of said section 23:

The sum of $6,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1924.
The sum of $6,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1925.

PAR. 3. For the purposes of this section and of the acts heretofore making appropriations to aid the States in the construction of rural post roads the term “bridges ” includes railroad grade separations, whether by means of overhead or underpass crossings.

PAR. 4. The provision of section 5 of the act entitled "An act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1920, and for other purposes," approved February 28, 1919, fixing the limitation of $20,000 per mile which the Secretary of Agriculture may make, is hereby amended to read as follows:

“That the payments which the Secretary of Agriculture may make from sums appropriated under this act or any act amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1923, shall not exceed $16,250 per mile exclusive of the cost of bridges of more than twenty feet of clear span; and that the payments which the Secretary of Agriculture may make from any sums appropriated under the provisions of this act or any act amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto, after the fiscal year ending June 30, 1923, shall not exceed $15,000 per mile, exclusive of the cost of bridges of more than twenty feet of clear span: Provided, That the limitation of payments herein provided shall apply to the public-land States, except that the same is hereby increased in proportion to the increased percentage of Federal aid authorized by section 11 of the act entitled 'An act to amend the act entitled "An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the consruction of rural post roads, and for other purposes, approved November 9, 1921.”

PAR. 5. Section 24 of the act entitled "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes,' approved November 9, 1921, is amended to read as follows: “ That in any State where the existing constitution or laws will not permit the State to provide revenues for the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of highways, the Secretary of Agriculture shall continue to approve projects for said State until five years after November 9, 1921, if he shall find that said State has complied with the provisions of this act in so far as its existing constitution and laws will permit.'

Par. 6. If any officer, agent, or employee of the United States, or any officer, agent, or employee of any State or Territory, or any person, association, firm, or corporation, or any officer or agent of any person, association, firm, or corporation shall knowingly make any false statement, false representation, or false report as to the character, quality, quantity, or cost of the material used or to be used, or the quantity or quality of the work performed or to be performed, or the costs thereof in connection with the submission of plans, maps, specifications, contracts, or costs of construction of any project submitted for approval to the Secretary of Agriculture under the provisions of the Federal highway act, shall knowingly make any false statement, false representation, or false report or claim for work or materials for the construction of any project approved by the Secretary of Agriculture under said Federal highway act and all amendments thereto, or shall knowingly make any false statement or false repre sentation in any report required to be made under said Federal highway act or acts supplementary thereto with the intent to defraud the United States shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment not to exceed five years or by a fine not to exceed $10,000, or by both fine and imprisonment within said limits.

PAR. 7. If any provision of this section, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, shall be held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the section and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

PAR. 8. All acts or parts of acts in any way inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby repealed.

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DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION ACT OF JANUARY 22, 1923

[42 Stat. 1157]

An Act Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the

fiscal year ending June 30, 1923, and prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1923, and for other purposes

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COOPERATIVE CONSTRUCTION OF RURAL POST ROADS

For carrying out the provisions of the act entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes," approved July 11, 1916, and all acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, to be expended in accordance with the provisions of such act as amended, $25,000,000, to remain available until expended, being part of the sum of $50,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1923, by paragraph 1 of section 4 of the act making appropriations for the Post Office Department for the fiscal year 1923, approved June 19, 1922: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture shall act upon projects submitted to him under his apportionment of such authorization of $50,000,000, and his approval of any such_project within three years shall be deemed a contractual obligation of the Federal Government for the payment of its proportional contribution thereto: Provided further, That the appropriations heretofore and hereafter made for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of such act of July 11, 1916, and the acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto shall be considered available for the purpose of discharging the obligations created by the approval of projects.

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AGRICULTURAL APPROPRIATION ACT OF FEBRUARY 26, 1923

[42 Stat. 1321]

An Act Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1924, and for other purposes

SPECIAL ITEMS

Forest roads and trails: For carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal highway act approved November 9, 1921, $3,000,000, to be available until expended, being part of the sum of $6,500,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1924, by paragraph 2 of section 4 of the act making appropriations for the Post Office Department for the fiscal year 1923, approved June 19, 1922: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized, immediately upon the approval of this act, also to apportion and prorate among the several States, Alaska, and Porto Rico, as provided in section 23 of said Federal highway act, the sum of $3,500,000, constituting the remainder of the said authorization of $6,500,000: Provided further. That the Secretary of Agriculture may incur obligations, approve projects, or enter into contracts under his apportionment and prorating of this authorization, and his action in so doing shall be deemed a contractual obligation of the Federal Government for the payment of the cosi thereof: Provided further, That the appropriations heretofore, herein, and hereafter made for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of section 8 of the act of July 11, 1916, and of section 23 of the Federal highway act of November 9, 1921, and acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto, shall be considered available for the purpose of discharging the obligations created hereunder in any State or Territory: Provided further, That the total expenditures on account of any State or Territory shall at no time exceed its authorized apportionment.

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Cooperative construction of rural post roads: For carrying out the provi. sions of the act entitled "An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes," approved July 11, 1916, and all acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, to be expended in accordance with the provisions of said act as amended, $29,300,000, to be available until expended, being part of the sum of $65,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1924, by paragraph 1 of section 4 of the act making appropriations for the Post Office Department for the fiscal year 1923, approved June 19, 1922: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized, immediately upon the passage of this act, to apportion among the several States, as provided in section 21 of the Federal highway act approved November 9, 1921, the sum of $65,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1924, by said paragraph 1 of section 4 of the act approved June 19, 1922: Provided further, that the Secretary of Agriculture shall act upon projects submitted to him under his apportionment of this authorization, and his approval of any such project within three years shall be deemed a contractual obligation of the Federal Government for the payment of its proportional contribution thereto.

Total, Department of Agriculture, $69,536,653.
Approved, February 26, 1923.

ACT EXTENDING FEDERAL AID TO HAWAII

[43 STAT. 17]

An Act To extend the provisions of certain laws to the Territory of Hawall

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1925, the Territory of Hawaii shall be entitled to share in appropriations now or which may hereafter become available for apportionment under the act entitled "An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes," approved July 11, 1916, known as the Federal highway act, and any act amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto, upon the same terms and conditions as any of the several States, and such Territory shall be included in the calculations to determine the basis of apportionment of such funds: Provided, That in approving road projects in such Territory to receive Federal aid, the Secretary of Agriculture shall give preference to such projects as will expedite the completion of an adequate system of highways for the national defense or which will connect seaports with units of the national parks.

Approved, March 10, 1924.

AGRICULTURAL APPROPRIATION ACT OF JUNE 5, 1924

[43 Stat. 460]

An Act Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1925, and for other purposes

SPECIAL ITEMS

Forest roads and trails : For carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal highway act approved November 9, 1921, $6,000,000 to de avall. able until expended, being the remainder of the sum of $6,500,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1924, and part of the sum authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1925, by paragraph 2 of section 4 of the act making appropriations for the Post Office Department for the fiscal year 1923, approved June 19, 1922: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized, immediately upon the approval of this act, also to apportion and prorate among the several States, Alaska, and Porto Rico, as provided in section 23 of said Federal highway act, the sum of $4,000,000, constituting the remainder of the sum authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1925: Provided further, That the Secretary of Agriculture may incur obligations, approve projects, or enter into contracts under his apportionment and prorating of this authori. zation, and his action in so doing shall be deemed a contractual obligation of the Federal Government for the payment of the cost thereof: Provided further, That the appropriations heretofore, herein, and hereafter made for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of section 8 of the act of July 11, 1916, and of section 23 of the Federal highway act of November 9, 1921, and acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto, shall be considered available for the purpose of discharging the obligations created hereunder in any State or Territory: Provided further, That the total expenditures on account of any State or Territory shall at no time exceed its authorized apportionment.

Cooperative construction of the Federal aid highway system: For carrying out the provisions of the act entitled "An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes," approved July 11, 1916, and all acts amendatory thereof and supple mentary thereto, to be expended in accordance with the provisions of said act as amended, $13,000,000, to be available until expended, being part of the sum of $75,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1925, by paragraph 1 of section 4 of the act making appropriations for the Post Office Department for the fiscal year 1923, approved June 19, 1922: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized, imme diately upon the passage of this act, to apportion among the several States, as provided in section 21 of the Federal highway act, approved November 9, 1921, the sum of $75,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1925, by said paragraph 1 of section 4 of the act approved June 19, 1922: Provided further, That the Secretary of Agriculture shall act upon projects submitted to him under his apportionment of this authorization, and his approval of any such project within three years shall be deemed a contractual obligation of the Federal Government for the payment of its pro portional contribution thereto.

Total, Department of Agriculture, $58,575,274.
Approved, June 5, 1924.

ACT AUTHORIZING MAINTENANCE OF GALLUP-DURANGO

HIGHWAY

[43 Stat. 606]

An Act Authorizing annual appropriations for the maintenance of that portion of GallupDurango Highway across the Navajo Indian Reservation and providing reimbursement therefor

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated annually, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $20,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for each fiscal year, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, for maintenance of that portion of the Federal aid highway from Gallup, New Mexico, to Shiprock, New Mexico, across the Navajo Indian Reservation, reimbursable from the tribal funds of the Indians of said reservation: Provided, That Indian labor shall be employed as far as practicable: Provided further, That if no funds are available, no expenditure shall be made

Approved, June 7, 1924.

AGRICULTURAL APPROPRIATION ACT OF FEBRUARY 10, 1925

[43 STAT. 852.]

An Act Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1926, and for other purposes

FOREST ROADS AND TRAILS

For carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal highway act approved November 9, 1921, $4,000,000 to remain available until expended, and of which amount not to exceed $3,000 may be expended for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia, being the remainder of the sum of $6,500,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1925, by paragraph 2 of section 4 of the act making appropriations for the Post Office Department for the fiscal year 1923, approved June 19, 1922: Provided, That the appropriations heretofore, herein, and hereafter made for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of section 8 of the act of July 11, 1916, and of section 23 of the Federal highway act of November 9, 1921, and acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto, shall be considered available for the purpose of discharging the obligations created hereunder in any State or Territory: Provided further, That the total expenditures on account of any State or Territory shall at no time exceed its authorized apportionment.

FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY SYSTEM

For carrying out the provisions of the act entitled “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes," approved July 11, 1916, and all acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, to be expended in accordance with the provisions of said act as amended, $76,000,000 to remain available until expended, of which amount not to exceed $454,971 may be expended for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia, being $25,000,000, the remainder of the sum of $50,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1923; $35,700,000, the remainder of the sum of $65,000,000 author. ized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1924; and $15,300,000, being part of the sum of $75,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1925, by paragraph 1 of section 4 of the act making appropriations for the Post Office Department for the fiscal year 1923, approved June 19, 1922.

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to enter into leases for the Bieber Building, 1358 B Street southwest, and the warehouse now under construction at the southeast corner of Linworth Place and C Street southwest, for a period not to exceed ten years, provided in his judgment it is of advantage to the Government of the United States to do so. Such leases shall have the approval of the Public Buildings Commission.

Total, Department of Agriculture, $124,774,441.
Approved, February 10, 1925.

AMENDMENT AND AUTHORIZATION OF FEBRUARY 12, 1925

[43 STAT. 889]

An Act To amend the act entitled "An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes, approved July 11, 1916, as amended and supplemented, and for other purposes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of the act entitled "An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other pur

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