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REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 2 OF 1977

(Agency for International Communication)

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

OCTOBER 18 AND 21, 1977

Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations

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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairman L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina

FRANK HORTON, New York JOHN E. MOSS, California

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida

JOHN W. WYDLER, New York WILLIAM S. MOORHEAD, Pennsylvania CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio BENJAMIN S. ROSENTHAL, New York PAUL N. MCCLOSKEY, JR., California FERNAND J. ST GERMAIN, Rhode Island GARRY BROWN, Michigan DON FUQUA, Florida

CHARLES THONE, Nebraska JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

ROBERT W. KASTEN, JR., Wisconsin LEO J. RYAN, California

THOMAS N. KINDNESS, Ohio CARDISS COLLINS, Illinois

TOM CORCORAN, Illinois JOHN L. BURTON, California

DAN QUAYLE, Indiana RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina ROBERT S. WALKER, Pennsylvania MICHAEL HARRINGTON, Massachusetts ARLAN STANGELAND, Minnesota ROBERT F. DRINAN, Massachusetts JOHN E. (JACK) CUNNINGHAM, BARBARA JORDAN, Texas

Washington
GLENN ENGLISH, Oklahoma
ELLIOTT H. LEVITAS, Georgia
DAVID W. EVANS, Indiana
ANTHONY MOFFETT, Connecticut
ANDREW MAGUIRE, New Jersey
LES ASPIN, Wisconsin
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California
JACK HIGHTOWER, Texas
JOHN W. JENRETTE, JR., South Carolina
FLOYD J. FITHIAN, Indiana
MICHAEL T. BLOUIN, Iowa
PETER H. KOSTMAYER, Pennsylvania
TED WEISS, New York

WILLIAM M. JONES, General Counsel

JOHN E. MOORE, Staff Administrator
WILLIAM H. COPENHAVER, A88ociate Counsel

LYNNE HIGGINBOTHAM, Clerk
RICHARD L. THOMPSON, Minority staf Director

J. P. CARLSON, Minority Counsel

LEGISLATION AND NATIONAL SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE

JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairman JOHN E. MOSS, California

FRANK HORTON, New York
BENJAMIN S. ROSENTHAL, New York JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois
DON FUQUA, Florida

TOM CORCORAN, Illinois
WILLIAM S. MOORHEAD, Pennsylvania
MICHAEL HARRINGTON, Massachusetts
DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida
JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

ELMER W. HENDERSON, Staff Director

(II)

CONTENTS

Hearing held on

Page October 18

1 October 21.

77 Statement of Blaylock, Kenneth T., national president, American Federation of

Government Employees, as presented by Stephen Koczak, special
projects assistant to AFGE; accompanied by Bruce Gregory, pres-
ident of AFGE Local 1812.

105 day, Charles W., III, Acting Director, U.S. Information Agency;

accompanied by Stanley Silverman, Assistant Director for Budget
and Finance; and Normand Poirier, Deputy General Counsel -

91 Brooks, Hon. Jack, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas, and chairman, Legislation and National Security Subcom-
mittee: Opening statement.

1 Hydle, Lars H., president, American Foreign Service Association; accompanied by Frank Cummins, secretary; and Janet E. Ruben, USIA constituency representative and standing committee chairperson

95 Read, Ben H., Deputy Under Secretary for Management, Depart

ment of State; accompanied by William K. Hitchcock, Acting
Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs.

78 Wellford, W. Harrison, Executive Associate Director for Reorgani

zation and Management, Office of Management and Budget;
accompanied by Peter L. Szanton, Associate Director for Organi-
zation and Studies; and Eric L. Hirschhorn, Acting Deputy Asso-
ciate Director for Organization, President's Reorganization Project.

4 Letters, statements, et cetera, submitted for the record by

Bray, Charles W., III, Acting Director, U.S. Information Agency:
Prepared statement-

94-95 Fascell

, Hon. Dante B., a Representative in Congress from the State of Florida: Material forwarded to the President concerning public diplomacy resources

9-14 Koczak, Stephen, special projects assistant to American Federation

of Government Employees: Material and correspondence relative
to the hearings

110–129, 131-138 Read, Ben H., Deputy Under Secretary for Management, Department of State: Prepared statement.

86-90 Wellford, W. Harrison, Executive Associate Director for Reorganization and Management, Office of Management and Budget: December 21, 1977, letter to Representative John Moss re infor

mation submitted to Chairman Brooks on October 27, 1977---- 30 Prepared statement.-

44-76 APPENDIX Additional material and correspondence submitted for the hearings--- 141

REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 2 OF 1977
(Agency for International Communication)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1977

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
LEGISLATION AND NATIONAL SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE
OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10:08 a.m., in room 2154, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Jack Brooks (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Representatives Jack Brooks, John E. Moss, Don Fuqua, Dante B. Fascell, Frank Horton, and John N. Erlenborn.

Also present: Representative Elliott H. Levitas.

Staff present: Elmer W. Henderson, staff director; William M. Jones, general counsel, William H. Copenhaver, associate counsel; Joy. S. Chambers, professional staff member; Craig J. Gehring, professional staff member; Guadalupe R. Flores, professional staff member; Susan E. Phillips, secretary; Richard L. Thompson, minority staff director; J. P. Carlson, minority counsel; and James L. George, minority professional staff, Committee on Government Operations.

OPENING STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN BROOKS

Mr. BROOKS. The subcommittee will come to order.

This hearing has been called to consider President Carter's Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1977, which he submitted to Congress on October 11. As you know, unless a resolution of disapproval is passed by either the House or the Senate, the plan will go into effect in 60 days, barring recesses of more than 3 days.

I have introduced House Resolution 827 as required by the Reorganization Act. The plan will create a new agency in the executive branch to be known as the Agency for International Communication. There will be transferred into it the U.S. Information Agency and its authorities, and the educational and cultural affairs functions now carried out by the State Department, among other transfers. Approximately 8,500 employees and a budget of $350 million are involved. The plan also establishes a U.S. Advisory Commission on International Communication, Cultural and Educational Affairs, which combines the functions of the existing Advisory Commission on Educational Cultural Affairs and the Advisory Commission on Information.

The new Agency will carry out international communications programs, including the Voice of America, now being handled by the USIA and the international educational and cultural exchange activi

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