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October 19, 1963


JAMA. 1963;186(3):15-17. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710030001001

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Shelter Program Funds Denied.  —The Administration's fallout shelter program, only recently given a boost by House authorization of a $175 million construction plan, was handed a severe setback by the House Appropriations Committee.The Committee denied most of the funds sought by the Defense Department for the shelters.The House already approved a bill authorizing the money for a one year program of federal aid for construction of new shelter spaces in nonprofit private and public institutions, such as schools and hospitals.The Committee's action denied all of the $175 million sought for new shelter construction, including additional funds for building shelter spaces in federal buildings.It allowed only $7.8 million to continue locating and marking shelter spaces in existing private and public buildings, but also rejected a $46.9 million request to stock these spaces with emergency medical supplies and rations.House Speaker John McCormack, who helped steer the authorization

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