Public Works and National Recovery

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Roosevelt and the Public Works Recovery Program

Appointment of ten regional administrators to set in full motion the machinery for selecting state and municipal projects to share in the large public works fund appropriated by Congress at its last session is expected to be made shortly. Meanwhile, allocations of the fund have already been approved for strictly federal projects which will give employment in every state and in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The Public Works Administration is endeavoring to expedite application of the program with the objective of fulfilling the promise of prompt action given by President Roosevelt when he signed the National Recovery Act on June 16. The President said then that “we should be able to hire many men ...

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