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other reorganization measures would prove doubly effective. I realize that this subject is one that the outsider is apt to view unrealistically because he is either unaware of or insufficiently impressed by the pressures imposed upon the individual Congressman in this field. Little improvement can be expected to occur, however, unless the problem is faced by Congress as a whole, because the individual Congressman will never be able to stand up against these demands unless he has some kind of institutional facade to support him. I think that the time must come when Congress should give serious consideration to enactment of a resolution, perhaps as an amendment to the Tort Claims Act of the 1946 law, prohibiting Members of Congress from appearing before administrative agencies in support of individual claims or complaints. Such a provision would doubtless bring down a storm of protest and criticism. I can see many draw-backs to it. But until some collective action is taken the individual Congressman must remain the performer of detail and consequently unable to think of the over-all problems which are assigned him under our Constitution. Such an amendment should be followed by a requirement that the various administrative agencies improve their facilities for a rapid and effective settlement of complaints. Congressional committees could be very exacting in reviewing agency performance on this particular point.

INDEX

A Page

Accounting, control over 178

Adjournment date 83, 146

Administrative assistants to Members of Congress 61,

66, 69, 119, 129, 137, 144, 149

Advisory Council on Federal Legislation 181

Appropriation bill, omnibus 137, 153, 215, 219

Appropriation bills 35, 45, 74, 75, 84, 86, 121, 122, 123, 137, 146, 147, 257

Appropriations, classification of 123, 147, 154

Delay in 60, 70

Limitation of permanent 123, 147

Restrictions on 147

Appropriations Committees, financial control over executive branch 121

Open hearings before 62, 84, 123, 147

Representation of standing committees on 75

Staffs of 86, 152

Architect of the Capitol 224

Atomic Energy, Joint Committees on 133

Australia, broadcasting proceedings of Parliament 237

B

Balanced budget 38, 55

Bills, reference of 149

Bridge Act, General 67

Broadcasting .and televising of sessions and hearings 195, 199, 223, 237

Broadcasting and televising of proceedings of Congress, Pepper bill (S.

2213), text 224

Budget, annual balancing of 38, 55

Bureau of the 221, 222

Legislative -... 34, 37, 48, 67, 69,

73, 85, 123, 124, 136, 147, 152, 161, 183, 215, 252, 256, 258, 262
Butler-Bridges-Byrd resolution (S. J. Res. 182) 167

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Capital expenditures of the Government 56

Capitol, physical improvements to 83

Claims bills, private 61, 63, 69, 82, 120, 137, 145, 154, 253

Cloture rule in Senate 44, 50, 61, 70, 88, 138, 154, 188, 190

Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch... 155, 222

Committee for Economic Development 36

Committee on the Legislative Budget. (See Legislative budget, this
index.)

Committees, appellate jurisdiction 168

Appointment of 53

Appropriations 62, 84,86, 121, 123

Assignments to 35, 120, 139, 199

Associated 168

Broadcasting, televising, and motion pictures of hearings. 195, 199, 223, 237

Chairmen, power of 52, 74, 126, 169, 184

Selection of 46, 50, 51, 61, 70, 71, 88, 126, 148, 169, 184, 259

Conference 144

Cooperation and joint action 120, 144

Expenditures in the Executive Departments 76, 121, 133, 169, 216

Hearings, notice of 201, 202

Open 62, 84, 123, 144, 147, 202

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General Accounting Office.. - 91, 96

GeneralBridgeAct 98

109, 263

A . 109

Hearings. (See Committees.) 101

Home rule for District of Columbia... 98, 102

Hoover Commission :6, 200

102

1 105

Immigration bills, private 110

Internal Revenue Taxation, Joint CommitUn vi 1^6

Investigations, congressional 6t» 7fc &. 94

95

J 122

'07

Joint Commission on Organization of the Congre* 92

Joint Committee on Atomic Energy ;i

Joint Committee on the Economic Report i8

Joint Committee on Reduction of Nonessential Feder*, fc/.^ ,.

Joint committees )

Joint hearings [

Joint Legislative Executive Council r,\ t^ ,

Journal of Southern History'

Judiciary, Committee on the"'

Jurisdiction of committees 34, 69, 80,118»;£4 f'

L

Labor and Public Welfare, Committees on

LaFollette-Monroney Act. (See Legislative Reorganization Act.

LaFollette-Monroney Committee''

League of Women Voters ""_ '^

Legislative budget 34, 37 4k ta »/ *

85, 123, 124, 136, 147, 152, 161, 183, 215, 252, 2i# '£'£

Legislative Counsel, Office of 67, 82, 119', \'g£ ^

Legislative employees, retirement benefits for

Legislative-Executive Council 61, 66, 69, 84, 136," ijj £

Legislative program

Legislative Reference Service 50, 67, 82, 119, 123, 145, 147, W

Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, amendment of 73, 122, 142 140* 2''/

General effectiveness 60, 62, 73, 80, 118, 122, 141, 143, 146, 160, 181* Vfo

Text <j

Legislative veto 44

"Let Us Put Congress on the Air," article 240

Liaison, legislative-executive 259

Liaison offices, departmental . 135, 151

Liberty Magazine, article 240

Limitation of debate in Senate 44, 50, 61, 70, 138, 154, 188, 190

Lippman, Walter, article by 176

Lobbying Act, regulation of. (For specific provisions, see Regulation of
Lobbying Act, this index.)

General 67, 69, 83, 88, 121, 146, 200

M

Majority Policy Committee 38, 41, 50, 61, 66, 69, 83, 118, 144, 152, 182,202

Management studies of executive branch 217, 219

Maritime Commission 178

Marshall plan 171

Members of Congress, additional help for 43

Appearance in support of individual claims and complaint 264

Merit system for congressional employees 259

Minority Policy Committee. .. 38, 41, 50, 61, 66, 69, 83, 119, 144, 152, 182, 202
Motion pictures of sessions and hearings 195, 199'

N

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National Archives, preservation of congressional papers in 67

National Committee for Strengthening Congress 36

National Legislative Policy Committee 259

National Planning Association 36

New York, broadcasting proceedings of city council 252

New Zealand, broadcasting proceedings of Parliament 252

O

Office of Congressional Personnel.. 47, 61, 66, 69

Omnibus appropriation bill 137, 153, 215, 219

Open hearings before committees 62, 84

Organization of the Congress, Joint Commission on 145, 151

P

Pageant Magazine, article 240

Pages' school 83

Party representation on committees 35, 63

Party responsibility 35, 149, 182

Patronage 1 259

Pepper bill (8. 2213), broadcasting and televising proceedings of Congress. _ 224

Permanent appropriations 86, 154

Personnel Adviser, Office of Congressional 47,

61, 66, 69, 130, 132, 149, 183, 200

Policy Committees, Majority and Minority 38,

41, 49, 50, 61, 66, 69, 83, 118, 144, 152, 182, 202, 262

National Legislative 259

Preservation of congressional papers 67

President's budget 34

"Pressure Politics in New York" 98

Private bills and claims 61, 63, 69, 82, 120, 137, 145, 154, 253

Professional staffs of committees 66, 69, 84

Provisional legislation 44

Q

•Question periods for department heads 45, 135, 151, 259

R

Radio, broadcasting, and televising of sessions and hearings.- 195, 199, 223, 237

Reappropriation of unexpended balances 152

Reclamation, Bureau of 163, 164, 173, 179, 219

Reconstruction Finance Corporation 178

Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures, Joint Committee on 124

Reduction in number of standing committees 40, 57

Reduction of congressional work load 47

Reference of bills 149

Regulation of Lobbying Act, advertising campaigns 90

Ambiguities - 102, 107

Amendment of 92, 108, 200, 263

American Federation of Labor 100, 108

Appearance before committees 115

Associations 90

Canons of ethics of District of Columbia Bar Association 105, 114

Classes of lobbyists 106

Compensation essential 96

Compensation for expenses 97

Compensation for general services 93, 100, 107

Compliance with • 92, 121, 123, 146, 147, 200

Congressional reforms as affecting lobbying 112

Contingent compensation 110

Corrupt Practices Act 110

Credentials for registered representatives 251

Debate on -- 103

Disqualification penalty as bill of attainder 111

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