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BEFORE

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SUBCOMMITTEE OF HOUSE.COMMITTEE

ON APPROPRIATIONS

CONSISTING OF

Messrs. MILTON W. SHREVE (CHAIRMAN)
GEORGE HOLDEN TINKHAM, ERNEST R. ACKERMAN

WILLIAM B. OLIVER AND ANTHONY J. GRIFFIN

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

SIXTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION.

MARTIN B. MADDEN, Illinois, Chairman. CHARLES R. DAVIS, Minnesota.

FRANK H. FUNK, Minois. DANIEL R. ANTHONY, JR., Kansas.

JOHN TABER, New York. WILLIAM S. VARE, Pennsylvania.

MAURICE H. THATCHER, Kentucky. SYDNEY ANDERSON, Minnesota.

JOSEPH W. BYRNS, Tennessee. WILLIAM R. WOOD, Indiana.

JAMES P. BUCHANAN, Texas. LOUIS C. CRAMTON, Michigan.

JAMES A. GALLIVAN, Massachusetts. EDWARD H. WASON, New Hampshire.

JAMES F. BYRNES, So Carolina. WALTER W. MAGEE, New York.

GORDON LEE, Georgia. GEORGE HOLDEN TINKHAM, Massachusetts. BEN JOHNSON, Kentucky. BURTON L. FRENCH, Idaho.

CHARLES D. CARTER, Oklahoma. MILTON W. SHREVE, Pennsylvania.

EDWARD T. TAYLOR, Colorado. L. J. DICKINSON, Iowa.

WILLIAM B. OLIVER, Alabama. FRANK MURPHY, Ohio.

ANTHONY J. GRIFFIN, New York. JOHN W. SUMMERS, Washington.

THOMAS W. HARRISON, Virginia. HENRY E. BARBOUR, California.

JOHN N. SANDLIN, Louisiana. ERNEST R. ACKERMAN, New Jersey.

JOHN J. EAGAN, New Jersey.
GUY U. HARDY, Colorado.

WILLIAM A. AYRES, Kansas.
MARCELLUS C. SHEILD, Clerk.

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE APPROPRIATION BILL, 1925.

HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE, MESSRS. MILTON W. SHREVE (CHAIRMAN), GEORGE HOLDEN TINKHAM, ERNEST R. ACKERMAN, WILLIAM B. OLIVER, AND ANTHONY J. GRIFFIN, OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IN CHARGE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE APPROPRIATION BILL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1925, ON THE DAYS FOLLOWING, NAMELY:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1924.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

STATEMENTS OF J. BUTLER WRIGHT, THIRD ASSISTANT SECRETARY, ACCOMPANIED BY WILBUR J. CARR, DIRECTOR OF THE CONSULAR SERVICE.

Mr. SHREVE. We will now take up the Department of State. Before listening to the general statement to be made by the Assistant Secretary, we would like to call upon Mr. Carr for a financial statement of the Department of State.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT.

Mr. CARR. Mr. Chairman and gentlemen, I should like to draw your attention to one or two facts concerning our financial situation and the relation of these estimates of appropriations to the appropriations for previous years.

We are asking for approximately $14,988,000. Mr. ACKERMAN. Are you reading from the bill ?

Mr. Carr. No, sir; I am reading from a statement I have. It may include some small items not included in the bill and hence may not agree entirely with the figures in your bill, but it is substantially correct. Approximately we are asking for $14,988,000, which is $467,000 less than we had in 1924, and $1,988,000 less than we had in 1923. Then, as against that, we show cash receipts for 1923 of $7,949,000.

Mr. ACKERMAN. How much of that was from passport fees?
Mr. CARR. $4,000,000 was derived from fees for viseing alien

passports. Over one and a quarter million dollars was made up of fees collected for passports issued to Americans by the department itself. So that against the estimate of $14,988,000 for 1925 we show cash receipts of $7,950,000 for 1923 and as much expected for 1925, which brings the net amount of outlay proposed to be made from the Treasury down to only $7,038,000 for the whole State Department and foreign service. In that amount is $5,000,000, a payment to Colombia under treaty and $250,000, a payment to Panama under

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