Reorganization Plan No. 7 of 1950: Hearings Before the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, House of Representatives, Eighty-first Congress, Second Session, on H. Res. 545, Resolved, that the House of Representatives Does Not Favor the Reorganization Plan Numbered 7 of 1950 Transmitted to the Congress by the President on March 13, 1950
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950 - 107 pages
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