« PreviousContinue »
Butler, Hon. Hugh, a United States Senator from the State of Neb-
Ewing, Oscar R., Federal Security Administrator_
Fahy, Mrs. Jack B., executive director, The American Parents Com-
Furstenberg, Dr. Frank F., appearing on behalf, Americans for
Markoff, Sol, representing National Child Labor Committee, New
McDonnald, Angus, assistant legislative secretary, National Farmers
Schiff, Philip, chairman, national public social policies committee of the
Wickenden, Elizabeth, Washington representative, American Public
Young, Dr. Robert S., chairman, legislative committee, Association of
Letters, statements, memorandums, submitted for the record by-
Halverson, Wilton L., president, Association of State and Territorial
Johnson, Robert L., Citizens' Committee for the Hoover Report,
Taylor, John W., president of University of Louisville, statement.
Willcox, Alanson W., general counsel, Federal Security Agency,
Young, Dr. Robert E. S., chairman, Legislative Committee of the Asso-
REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 27 OF 1950
THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1950
UNITED STATES SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON EXPENDITURES IN THE
Washington, D. C.
The committee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a. m., in room 357, Senate Office Building, Senator John L. McClellan (chairman) presiding.
Present: Senators McClellan, Benton, Ives, Mundt, Smith of Maine, and Schoeppel.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.
We are scheduled to commence hearings this morning on Senate Resolution 302, introduced by Senator Taft for himself, Senators Butler, Smith of New Jersey, Bricker, Knowland, Mundt, and Hendrickson, which resolution proposes to disapprove Reorganization Plan No. 27 of 1950.
At this point I wish to have printed in the record the President's message, together with the plan; that is, the message of transmittal of the plan, and the plan, and also the resolution. I shall also ask to have printed in the record at this point two staff memorandums analyzing the Reorganization Plan No. 27 and making comparisons of it with the Hoover Commission's recommendations, and also with Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1949. (The documents referred to follow:)
[H. Doc. No. 610, 81st Cong., 2d sess.]
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRANSMITTING GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION PLAN No. 27 OF 1950, WHICH WILL CREATE A DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND SECURITY
To the Congress of the United States:
I transmit herewith Reorganization Plan No. 27 of 1950, prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1949. This plan will create a Department of Health, Education, and Security, as one of the executive departments of the Government, and will transfer to it the functions and constituent units of the Federal Security Agency. The Department will be headed by a Secretary of Health, Education, and Security, who will be vested with essentially the same duties and authority as are now vested in the Federal Security Administrator.
It is unnecessary to recite again the considerations which make the creation of such a department desirable. As I pointed out in my message transmitting Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1949, such action has repeatedly been recommended by my predecessors and myself, as well as by others who have studied our Government organization. The scope and importance of the functions of the Federal Security Agency plainly warrant departmental status. I feel that there should be no further delay in effecting this essential reorganization.
The present plan is designed to meet the major objections which were raised in opposition to the 1949 plan when it was disapproved by the Senate. A principal