PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/10/1973 - HFSID 261549
RICHARD NIXON Richard Nixon sends an important typed letter of thanks for voting to sustain Nixon's veto of the Rural Water and Sewer grant program. Important Typed Letter Signed: "RN" as President, 1p, 7x10½.
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RICHARD NIXON Richard Nixon sends an important typed letter of thanks for voting to sustain Nixon's veto of the Rural Water and Sewer grant program. Important Typed Letter Signed: "RN" as President, 1p, 7x10½. The White House, Washington, 1973 April 10. To Honorable James Haley, House of Representatives. In full: "I am grateful for your courageous vote today to sustain my veto of the Rural Water and Sewer grant program. Your action demonstrates your commitment to oppose unnecessary programs which could result in tax increases and high inflation for the American taxpayer. As you know, there are other federal programs which may be used to provide assistance to rural communities with urgent needs for water and sewer facilities - programs that do not have the adverse budgetary impact of the vetoed legislation. The fact that this veto was sustained is proof that working together, the President and responsible members of the Congress can hold the line for sound, sensible fiscal policy. I appreciate the forthright stand you took today and look forward to your continued support in our battle to keep down taxes and inflation." To help influence the congressional vote in favor of Nixon's position, on April 9th, Secretary of Agriculture Earl L. Butz announced the availability of Federal loans for rural sewer facilities. This was an alternative means of financing. The House vote was taken on April 10th: 225 to override and 189 to sustain, 51 votes short of the two-thirds necessary to override President NIXON's veto. Democrat JAMES HALEY (1899-1981) represented Florida in the House from 1953-1977. During his five years and 201 days in the White House, President Nixon vetoed 42 bills passed by the Democratically controlled Congress; 36 were sustained. Paper clip rust stain on verso lightly shows through above return address. Fine condition.
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