Removal of Authorization Ceiling for Canal Zone Biological Area

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Congressional report to accompany legislation, (S. 929). The Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries reported favorably and recommended that bill (S. 929) be passed. The purpose of S. 929 is to amend the act of July 2, 1940 that placed a budget ceiling of $750,000 for the Canal Zone Biological Area (CZBA). The bill would enable the Smithsonian Institution to integrate the CZBA budget into the budget for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), of which CZBA is a part. CZBA had a separate authorization because of its former status as an independent entity.


  • Jones, Walter B
  • Hughes, Phillip Samuel
  • United States Congress House
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)


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  • Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions
  • Report - Congressional


See Entry, "Appropriations for the Canal Zone Biological Area," Congressional Record-Senate May 25, 1983, S 7395;

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House of Representatives Report No. 98-283 (Book)

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Report - Congressional

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Number of pages: 7; Page Numbers: 1-7

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