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Senator MoNRoNEY. Turning to your justifications, page 55, the $17,000 requested for resurfacing East Capitol Street and the two adjacent drives will complete the improvement of all of the vehicular approaches to the Capitol Plaza on the east side. Is that correct? fr. STEwART. Yes. Senator MoNRONEY. Does East Capitol Street run between the Old House Office Building and what was called the New House Office Building? Mr. £war. East Capitol Street is right in front of the Capitol, he east. -
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA JURISDICTION
Senator MONRONEY. There are some streets that are badly in need of repair between the Old and the New House Office Buildings. Is that our jurisdiction or the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia ?
Mr. HENLOCK. Our jurisdiction extends to the face of the curbs surrounding all our buildings.
Senator MONRONEY. You are not figuring anything, then, for those streets? They are awfully beaten out.
Mr. STEWART. Are you referring to First Street or Constitution Avenue?
Senator MONRONEY. The extension that runs in front of the Capitol but it lies between the Old and the New House Office Buildings.
Mr. STEWART. That would be New Jersey Avenue.
Senator MONRONEY. You might get in touch with them and tell them them to look at the condition of that area and then the one on the far side, too.
Mr. RooF. The latter area was mentioned the other day before this committee and it will be taken care of. I am referring to street.
Senator MONRONEY. And then the street that runs east and west down to the throughway.
Mr. STEWART. C Street will be completely paved all the way from the Congressional Hotel down to Canal Street.
Senator MOXRONEY. But that is done by the District of Columbia ?
Mr. STEWART. Yes, sir; the Canal Street section may be delayed until such time as action is taken on the freeway innerloop to be constructed there.
Senator MONRONEY. Is there any more restorative work of any kind in prospect on the east side, or will this complete the work?
Úr. STEWART. This would complete the work in its entirety.
SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS
Senator MONRONEY. For the maintenance and operation of the Senate Office Buildings, you are requesting $2,468,700 from which I understand you have subsequently withdrawn $10,000 for the maintenance of air conditioning and refrigeration systems, since it was possible to repair the deficient compressors in lieu of replacements.
Mr. HENLOCK. That is correct.
REPLACEMENT OF FIREHOSES AND FOG NOZZLES
Senator MONRONEY. Outside of the mandatory wage adjustments, there seems to be only one additional item of increase, that is, $10,000 for replacement of firehoses and fog nozzles in the buildings.
Would you state for the record the necessity for these replacements?
Mr. STEWART. This is a nonrecurring request. The existing firehoses in the Senate Office Buildings are, at present, single-jacket, inlined hoses which are subject to mildew and are nonresistant to acid and abrasion.
Senator MONRONEY. How old are they?
Senator MONRONEY. They are very old and dangerous if they had to be used in a fire.