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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 776, 777 -AUG. 7 , 1946 August 7, 1946 [H. R. 4190] [Public Law 621] Bridge. Allegheny River. 34 Stat. 84 . 33 U. . C. §C491- 498. Right to assign, etc. August 7, 1946 [H. R. 5148] [Public Law 622] Veterans' Adminis- tration. Payment of bene- fits. 57 Stat. 555; 54 Stat. 1086; 56 Stat. 1028 . 38 U. S. C., Supp. V,§729;31U...C. § 123-128; Supp. V, §123. 57 Stat. 555 . 38 U. S. C., Supp. V, 728. 57 Stat. 557 . 38 U. S. C., Supp. V, note foll. 735. Certification of amounts. [CHAPTER 776] AN ACT Granting the consent of Congress to The Pennsylvania Railroad Company to construct, maintain, and operate a railroad bridge across the Allegheny River at or near Warren, Pennsylvania. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress is hereby granted to The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, its successors and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a railroad bridge and approaches thereto for the purpose of carrying its line of railroad which runs between Erie, Pennsylvania, and Ridgway, Penn- sylvania, across the Allegheny River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near Warren, Pennsylvania, in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters", approved March 23, 1906, and subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this Act. SEC. 2. The right to sell, assign, transfer, and mortgage all the rights, powers, and,privileges conferred by this Act is hereby granted to The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, its successors and assigns, and any corporation to which or any person to whom such rights, powers, and privileges may be sold, assigned, or transferred, or who shall acquire the same by mortgage foreclosure or otherwise is hereby authorized to exercise the same as fully as though conferred herein directly upon such corporation or person. SEC. 3 . The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved. Approved August 7, 1946. [CHAPTER 7771 AN ACT To provide for the payment of pension or other benefits withheld from persons for the period they were residing in countries occupied by the enemy forces during World War II. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstand- ing the provisions of section 5 of Public Law Numbered 144, Seventy- eighth Congress (the Act of July 13, 1943), or Public Law Numbered 828, Seventy-sixth Congress (Act of October 9, 1940, as amended), or Public Law Numbered 783, Seventy-seventh Congress (Act of December 2, 1942), any person who, but for such provisions, was entitled to benefits under any law administered by the Veterans' Administration, and who was not guilty of any of the offenses stated in section 4 of said Public Law Numbered 144, shall be paid out of currently available appropriations of the Veterans' Administration the full amount of any benefits not paid because of the provisions of section 5 of Public Law 144, or withheld, including the amount of any checks covered on his account into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts together with any amount to his credit in the special-deposit account pursuant to the provisions of said Public Law Numbered 828, as amended; or, in the event of the death of such person prior to receipt of the amount herein authorized, payment shall be made under the provisions, except the one-year limitation, of section 12 of said Public Law Numbered 144, if claim therefor, together with satisfactory evi- dence that neither the claimant nor the person deceased was guilty of any of the offenses stated in said section 4, shall have been filed with the Veterans' Administration within one year after the effective date of this Act: Provided, That the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs shall certify to the Secretary of the Treasury the amounts of payments which, except for the provisions of this Act, would have 874 [60 STAT.