Water Research Foundation Act of 1985: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session, on S. 904 ... June 20, 1985

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Page 11 - University and am here in my capacity as chairman of the Water Resources Committee of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. I appreciate the opportunity to appear before this committee to express the association's interest in S.

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