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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.

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INDEX

61,

75

A

Page
Accounting, control over.

178
Adjournment date----

83, 146
Administrative assistants to Members of Congress-

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.
Staffs of..

86, 152
Architect of the Capitol.

224
Atomic Energy, Joint Committees on.

133
Australia, broadcasting proceedings of Parliament.

237

B
Balanced budget-
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 (Ś. J. Res. 182).

167

38, 55

С

83

Capital expenditures of the Government..

56
Capitol, physical improvements to..
Claims bills, private..

155,

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....

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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176
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Page

General Accounting Office.
General Bridge Act.

91, 96

Hearings. (See Committees.)
Home rule for District of Columbia.
Hoover Commission..

1
Immigration bills, private
Internal Revenue Taxation, Joint Commitsu.com
Investigations, congressional.

69,7",,
J

98
109, 263

109

101
98, 102
1, 200

102
105
110
106
94
95
122
07
12
1

Joint Commission on Organization of the Congo
Joint Committee on Atomic Energy -
Joint Committee on the Economic Report-
Joint Committee on Reduction of Nonessential Federz, bo meu
Joint committees ..
Joint hearings.
Joint Legislative Executive Council..
Journal of Southern History -
Judiciary, Committee on the.
Jurisdiction of committees.-

34, 69, 80, 115, SL
L

6,,

Labor and Public Welfare, Committees on..
LaFollette-Monroney Act. (See Legislative Reorganization Act.,
LaFollette-Monroney Committee.-
LE gue of Women Voters.-
Legislative budget----

34, 37, 47,
85, 123, 124, 136, 147, 152, 161, 183, 215, 252, 24,
Legislative Counsel, Office of...

67, 82, 119, 127, 165,
Legislative employees, retirement benefits for..
Legislative-Executive Council..

61, 66, 69, 84, 136, 15, 211,

, ; 2
Legislative program.-

50, 67, 82, 119, 123, 145, 147 cs.
Legislative Reference Service..
Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, amendment of

73, 122, 142, 144, 24,%
General effectiveness.- 60, 62, 73, 80, 118, 122, 141, 143, 146, 160, 181, 21,
Text---

*2
Legislative veto-
"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

Page
67
36
259

36
252
252

National Archives, preservation of congressional papers in.
National Committee for Strengthening Congress.
National Legislative Policy Committee
National Planning Association..
New York, broadcasting proceedings of city council.
New Zealand, broadcasting proceedings of Parliament.--

0
Office of Congressional Personnel.
Omnibus appropriation bill.
Open hearings before committees.
Organization of the Congress, Joint Commission on..

47, 61, 66, 69
137, 153, 215, 219

62, 84
145, 151

P
Pageant Magazine, article.

240
Pages' school..

83
Party representation on committees -

35, 63
Party responsibility -

35, 149, 182
Patronage.

259
Pepper bill (S. 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.--
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

90

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