Reorganization Plans No. 2 of 1953 (Department of Agriculture): Hearings Before the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Eighty-third Congress, First Session on H.J. Res. 236, May 21 and 24, 1953

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1953 - 172 pages

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Page 77 - Sec. 2. Performance of functions of Secretary. — The Secretary of the Interior may from time to time make such provisions as he shall deem appropriate authorizing the performance by any other officer, or by any agency or employee, of the Department of the Interior of any function of the Secretary, Including any function transferred to the Secretary by the provisions of this reorganization plan.
Page 11 - No suit, action, or other proceeding lawfully commenced by or against the head of any agency or other officer of the United States, in his official capacity or in relation to the discharge of his official duties, shall abate by reason of the taking effect of...
Page 160 - In the appointment of officials and the selection of employees for said Corporation, and in the promotion of any such employees or officials, no political test or qualification shall be permitted or given consideration, but all such appointments and promotions shall be given and made on the basis of merit and efficiency.
Page 11 - Congress — (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and the House of Representatives, respectively, and as such they are deemed a part of the rules of each House, respectively, but applicable only with respect to the procedure to be followed in that House in the case of resolutions described by subsection f.
Page 11 - A resolution with respect to a reorganization plan shall be referred to a committee (and all resolutions with respect to the same plan shall be referred to the same committee) by the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as the case may be.
Page 11 - ... (B) A motion to discharge may be made only by an individual favoring the resolution, shall be highly privileged (except that it may not be made after the committee has reported a resolution with respect to the same...
Page 11 - House) at any time, in the same manner and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of such House. SEC. 202. As used in this title, the term "resolution...
Page 10 - For the purposes of subsection (a) — (1) continuity of session shall be considered as broken only by an adjournment of the Congress sine die ; but (2) in the computation of the sixty-day period there shall be excluded the days on which either House is not in session because of an adjournment of more than three days...
Page 12 - ... (2) All appeals from the decisions of the Chair relating to the application of the rules of the Senate or the House of Representatives, as the case may be, to the procedure relating to a resolution with respect to a statement shall be decided without debate.
Page 11 - ... (2) With full recognition of the constitutional right of either House to change such rules (so far as relating to the procedure in such House) at any time, in the same manner and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of such House. (b) As used in this section, the term "resolution...

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