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H. Res. 512 and H. Res. 516
RESOLVING, THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
MARCH 21, 22, AND 23, 1950
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Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments
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Harris, A. J., Assistant Solicitor General.
Marshall, J. D., assistant managing director, the Associated General
Burke, Hon. Thomas H., a Representative in Congress from the State
Goldberg, Arthur J., general counsel, CIO, statement...
Jeffrey, Harry P., secretary, Foremanship Foundation, Dayton, Ohio,
Mitchell, Hon. Hugh B., a Representative in Congress from the State of
REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 12 OF 1950
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1950
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
The committee met at 10 a. m., Hon. William L. Dawson (chairman) presiding.
The CHAIRMAN. Will the committee be in order.
There is a quorum present. We will proceed with our business. This is a hearing on H. Res. 512, a resolution disapproving Reorganization Plan No. 12 of 1950, transmitted to Congress by the President on March 13, 1950.
Under the law, when a disapproving petition is filed, the committee to which it is sent must report back to the House within 10 calendar days. This resolution was filed on the 15th. We have received many letters and telegrams from individuals all over the country who would like to testify pro and con on this matter. Some have asked that the hearings be continued. That is impossible under the law because, as I said, we must report within the 10 days allowed.
It is with deep regret we cannot hear many of these witnesses. We would like to hear them on this matter that is so important to the Nation. Those who cannot come in person can wire or send in their statements. We will be happy to file them in the report of the committee and give them consideration when the committee meets in executive session.
I will read to you Reorganization Plan No. 12 of 1950. (Reorganization Plan No. 12 was read as follows:)
[H. Doc. No. 516, 81st Cong., 2d sess.]
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TRANSMITTING REORGANIZATION PLAN No. 12 of 1950, PROVIDING FOR REORGANIZATIONS IN THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
To the Congress of the United States:
I transmit herewith Reorganization Plan No. 12 of 1950, prepared in accordance with the Reorganization Act of 1949 and providing for reorganizations in the National Labor Relations Board. My reasons for transmitting this plan are stated in an accompanying general message.
After investigation, I have found and hereby declare that each reorganization included in Reorganization Plan No. 12 of 1950 is necessary to accomplish one or more of the purposes set forth in section 2 (a) of the Reorganization Act of 1949. The taking effect of the reorganizations included in this plan may not in itself result in substantial immediate savings. However, many benefits in improved operations are probable during the next years which will result in a reduction in expenditures as compared with those that would be otherwise necessary. An itemization of those reductions in advance of actual experience under this plan is not practicable. HARRY S. TRUMAN. 1
THE WHITE HOUSE, March 13, 1950.