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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS ,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFICIENCIES

ALBERT THOMAS, Texas, Chairman MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio

BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa JOHN J. ROONEY, New York

FRANK T. BOW, Ohio EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts CHARLES RAPER JONAS, North Carolina

G. HOMER SKARIN, Staf Assistant to the Subcommittee

Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations

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SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION BILL, 1960

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFICIENCIES

ALBERT THOMAS, Texas, Chairman
MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Obio

BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa
JOAN J. ROONEY, New York

FRANK T. BOW, Ohio
EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts CHARLES RAPER JONAS, North Carolina

G. HOMER SKARIN, Staf Assistant to the Subcommittee

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas

JOHN TABER, New York HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California

BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa ALBERT THOMAS, Texas

H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohto

WALT HORAN, Washington W. F. NORRELL, Arkansas

GORDON CANFIELD, New Jersey JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi

IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama

GERALD R. FORD, JR., Michigan JOHN J. ROONEY, New York

HAROLD C. OSTERTAG, New York J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia

FRANK T. BOW, Ohio JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island

CHARLES RAPER JONAS, North Carolina ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida

MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin PRINCE H. PRESTON, Georgia

ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana

GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan

JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois

JOIIN R. PILLION, New York FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota

PHIL WEAVER, Nebraska JOHN J. RILEY, South Carolina

WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee

KEITH THOMSON, Wyoming JOHN F. SHELLEY, California

ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois
EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts

SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts
DON MAGNUSON, Washington
WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky
DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania
WINFIELD K. DENTON, Indiana
TOM STEED, Oklahoma
HUGH Q. ALEXANDER, North Carolina
ALFRED E. SANTANGELO, New York
JOSEPH M. MONTOYA, New Mexico
GEORGE E. SHIPLEY, Ilinois

KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staff Director

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WITNESS HON. RALPH R. ROBERTS, CLERK, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. THOMAS. Will the committee please come to order.

We have with us this morning our distinguished friend, the Honorable Ralph R. Roberts, Clerk of the House of Representatives, and our friend, Mr. Harper, the administrative assistant to the Clerk for budget and finance, who have a deficiency item in the amount of $523,200. This item is contained in House Document 327.

Tell us about it.

Mr. ROBERTS. Mr. Chairman, this request is made for a supplemental appropriation in order to reimburse the contingent fund "Miscellaneous items, 1960” appropriation for the amount transferred to the stationery revolving fund to carry out the provisions of House Resolution 314.

Mr. THOMAS. That is because of an increase from $1,200 to $1,800 stationery allowance for each member?

Mr. ROBERTS. Yes, sir.
Mr. Thomas. Is there any guesswork in this figure?
Mr. ROBERTS. No, sir. This is an exact figure.

Mr. THOMAS. We will insert at this point in the record the letter from the Clerk of the House dated February 11, 1960. (The letter follows:)

OFFICE OF THE CLERK,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Washington, D.C., February 11, 1960.
Hon. ALBERT THOMAS,
Chairman, Subcommittce on Deficiencies,
Committee on Appropriations,
House of Representatives.

DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: The Clerk requests a supplemental appropriation of $523,200 for "miscellaneous items' for the year ending June 30, 1960, to carry out the provisions of House Resolution 314, approved July 27, 1959, increasing the stationery allowance of the Members of the House of Representatives from 31,200 to $1,800 per session beginning with the 1st session of the 86th Congress.

For the 1st session of the 86th Congress I transferred from “Miscellaneous items, 1960” the sum of $262,800, and for the 2d session of the 86th Congress the sum of $260,400, or a total sum of $523,200.

Request is made for this supplemental appropriation in order to reimburse the "Miscellaneous items, 1960” appropriation for the amount transferred to the "Stationery (revolving fund).” Sincerely yours,

RALPA R. ROBERTS, Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives.

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