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ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSE REQUIREMENTS
The following table summarizes obligations for all objects of expense, after which appears an analysis of each object classification :
Total all objects--
14, 825, 721
15, 484, 000
SUMMARY OF NONADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
Federally owned directly operated projects...
664, 409 1, 199, 619
702,000 1, 420,000
847, 000 1, 605,000
1, 223, 750
Senator PASTORE. Is there any desire on the part of committee members to have these people return?
Senator ALLOTT. Not on my own part, Mr. Chairman. We will have to have these people back later anyway.
Senator PASTORE. All right.
(Whereupon, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, 1964, the subcommittee recessed, to reconvene at 8:30 a.m., Friday, May 1, 1964.)
INDEPENDENT OFFICES APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1965
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1964
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to recess, at 8:35 a.m., in room S-128, U.S. Capitol Building, Hon. Gordon Allott temporarily presiding
Present: Senators Allott, Magnuson, Hayden, and Young.
INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
STATEMENT OF ABE MCGREGOR GOFF, CHAIRMAN; ACCOMPANIED
BY CHARLES A. WEBB, VICE CHAIRMAN; HOWARD FREAS, COMMISSIONER; KENNETH H. TUGGLE, COMMISSIONER; RUPERT L. MURPHY, COMMISSIONER; LAURENCE K. WALRATH, COMMISSIONER; JOHN W. BUSH, COMMISSIONER; WILLIAM H. TUCKER, COMMISSIONER; PAUL J. TIERNEY, COMMISSIONER; BERNARD F. SCHMID, MANAGING DIRECTOR; ERNEST WEISS, ASSISTANT MANAGING DIRECTOR; J. NEIL RYAN, BUDGET AND FISCAL OFFICER; GEORGE J. LOTITO, ASSISTANT BUDGET AND FISCAL OFFICER; HAROLD D. McCOY, SECRETARY; ROBERT W. GINNANE, GENERAL COUNSEL; MATTHEW PAOLO, DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF ACCOUNTS; IRVING J. RALEY, DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF FINANCE; GEORGE F. LYNCH, CHIEF, SECTION OF LOANS AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS, BUREAU OF FINANCE; ASA J. MERRILL, DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF INQUIRY AND COMPLIANCE; GEORGE A. MEYER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF MOTOR CARRIERS; BERTRAM E. STILLWELL, DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF OPERATING RIGHTS; ALVIN L. CORBIN, DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF RATES AND PRACTICES; CHARLES W. TAYLOR, JR., DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF SAFETY AND SERVICE; EDWARD H. COX, DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF TRAFFIC; EDWARD MARGOLIN, DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS; LEE R. NOWELL, DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF WATER CARRIERS AND FREIGHT FORWARDERS; AND HIRAM H. SPICER III, CONGRESSIONAL LIAISON OFFICER
APPROPRIATIONS 1964, ESTIMATES 1965 Senator Allott. Gentlemen, we will start. Today we have the Interstate Commerce Commission. 31-706464-pt. 16-30
We will have the Chairman, Mr. Goff, who is present, and the Vice Chairman, Mr. Webb, Mr. Freas, Mr. Tuggle, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Walrath, Mr. Bush, Mr. Tucker, and Mr. Tierney and the names of other members present will be inserted in the record.
For the sake of the record the appropriations in 1964 were $24,670,000, the 1965 budget is $25,850,000, and this represents an increase of $1,180,000.
Personnelwise for 1963 the total number of permanent positions were 2,467; for 1964, 2,471, for 1965, projected to 2,523.
Your justification statement and comparative summaries will be placed in the record at this point.
(The justification referred to follows:) JUSTIFICATION FOR APPROPRIATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1965
The estimate for appropriation for the Interstate Commerce Commission for the fiscal year 1965 is $25,850,000. The budget estimate for $25,850,000 provides a total of 2,508 positions, an increase of $1,180,000 and 41 positions over the appropriation for the current fiscal year.
The following statement shows the total appropriation for the current fiscal year, the budget estimate for 1965, and the comparison of 1964 with 1965, detailed to show special activity limitation included in the 1964 Appropriation Act.
In requesting the increase of $1,180,000, the Commission has been guided primarily by the following significant factors: (a) Continuing increase in our formal casework involving motor carriers; (0) unprecedented number of large rail merger cases; (c) substantial increase in court cases involving enforcement as well as defense of Commission orders; (d) increased demand for more current and additional cost data; (e) need to substantially increase our research activity; (f) the urgent requirements to increase our enforcement and compliance programs; and (g) the increased costs which are uncontrollable.
The increase of $1,180,000 is reflected in the following main categories :
$512, 494 264, 229
81, 730 48, 630
INCREASES 1. Full year for pay increase 2. For 41 additional positions.---3. Cost of within-grade salary advancements, overtime, terminal
leave, and cost-of-living allowance 4. Health benefits, life insurance, and retirement contributions related
to items 1, 2, and 3 above, and accident compensation.----5. Equipment
Office equipment for additional employees and replacement
of equipment and automobiles. 6. Rent, communications, and utility services ---
For increased communication costs (telegraph, telephone,
and official mail). 7. Printing and reproduction..
For bound volumes and other miscellaneous printing. 8. Other services -----
For increased costs of miscellaneous expenses.