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REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 2 OF 1977
(Agency for International Communication)
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
OCTOBER 18 AND 21, 1977
Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations
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
WILLIAM M. JONES, General Counsel
JOHN E. MOORE, Staff Administrator
LYNNE HIGGINBOTHAM, Clerk
J. P. CARLSON, Minority Counsel
LEGISLATION AND NATIONAL SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE
JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairman JOHN E. MOSS, California
FRANK HORTON, New York
TOM CORCORAN, Illinois
ELMER W. HENDERSON, Staff Director
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
105 day, Charles W., III, Acting Director, U.S. Information Agency;
accompanied by Stanley Silverman, Assistant Director for Budget
91 Brooks, Hon. Jack, a Representative in Congress from the State of
Texas, and chairman, Legislation and National Security Subcom-
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
78 Wellford, W. Harrison, Executive Associate Director for Reorgani
zation and Management, Office of Management and Budget;
4 Letters, statements, et cetera, submitted for the record by
Bray, Charles W., III, Acting Director, U.S. Information Agency:
, 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
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
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1977
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
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