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APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1942

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
7.5. Contrer luce

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia

JOHN TABER, New York. LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachusetts MALCOLM C. TARVER, Georgia

WILLIAM P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas JED JOHNSON, Oklahoma

D. LANE POWERS, New Jersey J. BUELL SNYDER, Pennsylvania

J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania EMMET O'NEAL, Kentucky

ALBERT E, CARTER, California GEORGE W. JOHNSON, West Virginia ROBERT F. RICH, Pennsylvania JAMES G. SCRUGHAM, Nevada

CHARLES A. PLUMLEY, Vermont JAMES M. FITZPATRICK, New York EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, Illinois LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan

ALBERT J. ENGEL, Michigan DAVID D. TERRY, Arkansas

KARL STEFAN, Nebraska JOHN M. HOUSTON, Kansas

FRANCIS H, CASE, South Dakota JOE STARNES, Alabama

FRANK B. KEEFE, Wisconsin ROSS A. COLLINS, Mississippi

NOBLE J. JOHNSON, Indiana
CHARLES H. LEAVY, Washington

ROBERT F. JONES, Ohio
JOSEPH E. CASEY, Massachusetts
JOHN H. KERR, North Carolina
GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas
HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California
BUTLER B. HARE, South Carolina
HARRY P. BEAM, Illinois
ALBERT THOMAS, Texas
VINCENT F. HARRINGTON, Iowa

MARCELLUS O. SHEILD, Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFICIENCIES

CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia

JOHN TABER, New York LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachusetts J. BUELL SNYDER, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas
EMMET O'NEAL, Kentucky

J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, West Virginia
LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan

Also participating on Defense Aid (Lend-Lease)

SUBCOMMITTEE ON WAR DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATIONS Messrs. SNYDER (chairman), TERRY, STARNES, COLLINS, KERR, MAHON, POWERS,

ENGEL, and CASE

Messrs.

SUBCOMMITTEE ON Navy DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATIONS
SCRUGHAM (chairman), CASEY, SHEPPARD, BEAM,

THOMAS, DITTER
PLUMLEY, and JOHNSON (Ind.)

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HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COM.

MITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
IN CHARGE OF DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS, MESSRS. CLAR-
ENCE CANNON (CHAIRMAN), CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, LOUIS
LUDLOW, J. BUELL SNYDER, EMMET O'NEAL, GEORGE W. JOHN-
SON, LOUIS C. RABAUT, JOHN TABER, RICHARD B. WIGGLES.
WORTH, WILLIAM P. LAMBERTSON, AND J. WILLIAM DITTER;
ALSO PARTICIPATING ON DEFENSE AID (LEND-LEASE), SUB-
COMMITTEE ON WAR DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATIONS: MESSRS.
SNYDER (CHAIRMAN), TERRY, STARNES, COLLINS, KERR,
MAHON, POWERS, ENGEL, AND CASE. SUBCOMMITTEE ON NAVY
DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATIONS: MESSRS. SCRUGHAM (CHAIR.
MAN), CASEY, SHEPPARD, BEAM, THOMAS, DITTER, PLUMLEY,
AND JOHNSON (IND.) ON THE DAYS FOLLOWING, NAMELY:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1941.

LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL OF THE SECOND LEND-LEASE REPORT AND

SUPPLEMENTAL ESTIMATE OF APPROPRIATION FOR NATIONAL DE-
FENSE, 1942

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The CHAIRMAN. We will take up this morning House Document No. 374, containing a supplemental estimate of appropriations in the amount of $5,985,000,000 for operations under the Lend-Lease Act.

We will include in the record the President's letter of transmittal of the Second Lend-Lease Report, and his letter transmitting the Budget estimate, together with a copy of the Budget estimate.

(The statements referred to are as follows):
The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.
The SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

I am submitting this report pursuant to Section 5 (b) of the Lend-Lease Act of March 11, 1941, which provides that the President report to the Congress every 90 days on the operations under that act.

The Lend-Lease Act was passed by the Congress just 183 days ago. One hundred and sixty-seven days ago, the Congress appropriated 7 billion dollars to carry out our national policy of giving every possible material assistance to the countries resisting aggression.

The effective expenditure of this large sum in furtherance of our announced policy has presented tasks of large proportions. We have surveyed the needs of the countries we are aiding. We have correlated this program of aid with the procurement programs of our own Army and Navy. We have arranged with our industries for the production of the great quantities of material involved.

The War Department, the Navy Department, the Treasury Department, the Agriculture Department, and the Maritime Commission are the agencies principally charged with the actual procurement of the supplies. They are now far along with their task.

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