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This is the new Daily Digest, published as a part of the daily Congressional
Record, as authorized by Public Law 601 of the Seventy-ninth Congress.
The launching of the Digest was necessarily delayed until March 17, hence
the first issue gives a résumé of legislative activity from January 2 through
March 17.

Daily Digest

Monday, March 17, 1947 HIGHLIGHTS

Senate debated portal-to-portal pay bill; House passed rubber and Consent

Calendar bills.
Appropriation group met on Government fiscal matters.
Rubber subcommittee appointed.
Government officials testified on housing and rent control.


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages 21022110.
Nineteen bills and resolutions were introduced, as fol-
lows: S. 907-S. 923, inclusive, S. J. Res. 89, and S. Con.
Res. 9.

Pages 2108-2109 BILLS REPORTED Four bills were reported, as follows: S. 918, to establish Office of Selective Service Records and to preserve Selective Service records (S. Rept. 53), by Committee on Armed Services; H. R.731, to establish Theodore Roosevelt National Park, etc., with amendments (S. Rept. 54), by Committee on Public Lands; S. J. Res. 45, to rename Boulder Dam as Hoover Dam, with amendments (S. Rept. 55), by Committee on Public Lands; S. 214, to change name of irrigation project in Oklahoma (S. Rept. 56), by Committee on Public Lands; minority views were filed on H. R. 2157, portal-to-portal-pay bill as a part of S. Rept. 48.

Page 2108 BILLS SENT TO PRESIDENT S. 220, authorizing Secretary of the Navy to grant easement to the American Telephone and Telegraph Company; and S. 221, authorizing Secretary of the Navy to grant easement to the Virginia Electric Power Company.

Page 2108 XCIII--DD -1

Letter from Comptroller General transmitting audit re-
port of Tennessee Valley Authority for fiscal year ending
June 30, 1945.

Page 2103 PORTAL-TO-PORTAL PAY SUITS The Senate debated H. R. 2157, to relieve employers from liability for portal-to-portal-pay suits. Most of the afternoon session was consumed by Senator Donnell, chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee which conducted the hearings, giving the position and views of the subcommittee. One amendment by Senator Wherry and two by Senator Holland were submitted, intended to be proposed as amendments to H. R. 2157, at a later date; they were ordered to lie on the table and to be printed.

Page 2109 PROFIT SHARING Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 9, to print 1,000 copies of S. Rept. 610 of the 76th Congress, relating to profit sharing and incentive taxation.

Page 2109 HOUSING At the request of Senator Tobey, a previous order directing printing of a document relative to housing bill in the 79th Congress was canceled.

Page 2109



ment Reservations, continued hearings. Members of the Senate confirmed the following nominations, and subcommittee are: Senators Baldwin, Flanders, and ordered the President notified: Carroll Miller as Inter Johnston. state Commerce Commissioner, Harry A. McDonald as Securities and Exchange Commissioner, Henry Earl

HEALTH DEPARTMENT Cook as member of Board of Federal Deposit Insurance

Committee on Expenditures in the Executive DepartCorporation, and James R. Wade as Collector of Cus ments: Watson Miller, Administrator of Federal Secutoms, St. Louis, Mo. (District 45).

rity Administration, and Elizabeth Wickenden, President submitted the nominations of Lieutenant representing American Public Welfare Association, apGeneral Lucius DuBignon Clay, to be General, and peared on S. 140 and S. 712, to create a Department of Major General Clarence R. Huebner, to be Lieutenant Health, Education, and Welfare. General. Nominations in the Foreign Service and Pub. lic Health Service were also submitted.

Pages 2135, 2136 Committee on the Judiciary: This committee in execu-

tive session considered the deportations of Indonesians Reports on Committee Meetings

and heard David Munro, Workers' Defense League, in

that connection. It also received reports from subcomFISCAL MATTERS—PROPERTY INVENTORIES

mittees on S. 560, to prohibit operation of gambling Committee on Appropriations: Meeting in executive ses

boats, and on nomination of Borinquen Marrero Rios, sion, the committee named a subcommittee to consider

to be an Associate Justice of Puerto Rico Supreme Court. S. J. Res. 61, to amend the Constitution to control Gov

The committee will meet next on March 24, in executive ernment expenditures and enforce a balanced budget in

session. peacetime. Members of the subcommittee are: Senators

Ball, Ferguson, Saltonstall, Cordon, Tydings, and
Bridges, ex officio as full committee chairman. The

Committee on Public Lands: The committee ordered committee also discussed reports that various depart

reported H. R. 731, to establish Theodore Roosevelt ments are piling up large inventories of supplies and

National Park, and S. 214, to change the name of an using up unexpended funds prior to end of the fiscal

Oklahoma irrigation project. year, and appointed Senators Knowland, chairman,

RECORDS Reed, and McKellar as members of a subcommittee to recommend a control program to the full committee.

Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense

Program: An executive session was held by the commitRUBBER

tee relative to certain records which are desired from Committee on Banking and Currency: The rubber sub the War Department. The committee plans to meet committee, consisting of Senators Bricker, Cain, and with the Secretary of War in the near future on this Robertson of Virginia, met in executive session, but subject. made no announcement.


Special Committee to Study Problems of American Committee on Civil Service: Subcommittee on S. Res. 42, Small Business: Testimony was given the committee by providing for an investigation of cafeterias on Govern three newsprint dealers from New York City.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action
Twenty-six public bills, H. R. 2564 to H. R. 2589, and
22 private bills, H. R. 2590 to H. R. 2611, and House
resolutions, H. J. Res. 151 and H. Res. 147 were intro-

Pages 2164-2165

Eleven bills were reported as follows: Disposition of
executive papers (Rept. Nos. 154 and 155); H. Res. 21,
extending Wildlife Conservation Committee (Rept.
No. 151); H. Res. 145, providing consideration of H. R.
2535, which amends the Reconstruction Finance Cor-
poration Act. (Rept. No. 152); H. Res. 146, providing
consideration on H. R. 1366, which facilitates procure-

ment of supplies and services by the War and Navy RUBBER Departments (Rept. No. 153); H. R. 797, William C. The Committee on Rules called up and passed H. Res. Austin project (Rept. No. 156); H. R. 1344, Crosline 144, which provided consideration for H. J. Res. 118, ferry (Rept. No. 157); H. R. 2293, amending navigation maintenance of domestic rubber industry. After conregulations on Great Lakes and tributaries by act of sideration this joint resolution was passed and sent to February 8, 1895 (Rept. No. 158); H. R. 1556, providing the Senate. basic authority for certain activities of Bureau of Rec

Pages 2146–2158 lamation (Rept. No. 159); H. R. 2086, furnishing steam for DAR property (Rept. No. 160); H. R. 2369, provid

Reports on Committee Meetings ing for suspension of annual assessment work on loca

CROP LOANS tion claims in Alaska (Rept. No. 161).

Page 2164 Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee No. 3 met CONSENT CALENDAR BILLS

on H. J. Res. 38, providing for the cancellation of cerThe House today considered and passed the following tain crop loans. Mr. S. P. Lindsey of the Farmers 12 bills on its Consent Calendar

Home Administration was the only witness heard. Military personnel: S. 276, providing payment and set

DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATIONS tlement of mileage and other travel allowance accounts of military personnel.

Committee on Appropriations: Deficiency, Agriculture,

War Department and State, Justice, Commerce and Immigration and naturalization: H. R. 1975, amending

Judiciary Subcommittees met in executive session and subsec. (c) of sec. 19 of the Immigration Act of 1917

will meet again Tuesday. and subsec. (a) of sec. 338 of Nationality Act of 1940. Commissioned officers: H. R. 1359, amending act of AVIATION AND BOY SCOUTS Aug. 29, 1916, as amended, increasing total authorized Committee on the Armed Services: Subcommittee No. number of commissioned officers on the active list of

12 met and reported favorably to full committee H. R. Corps of Civil Engineers of the Navy.

2247, which authorizes appointment of Major General Chaplains: H. R. 1365, establishing a Chief of Chaplains

Lawrence S. Kuter as International Civil Aviation in the U. S. Navy, and for other purposes.

Representative, without affecting his military status and

perquisites, and H. R. 1621, to furnish aid to Boy Scouts Mines and mining: H. R. 193, amending sec. 35 of the

of America in holding World Wide Jamboree in France. Mineral Leasing Act of February 25, 1920, as amended.

Subcommittee No. 8 considered H. R. 1341, but took no Site transfer: H. R. 197, transferring part of block 90 action. and school building thereon of Petersburg town site, Alaska, used for school purposes, to the town of Peters


Committee on Banking and Currency: Met in open Park commissioner: H. R. 490, providing for appoint

hearing on H. R. 2549, Housing and Rent Control, and ment of a U. S. commissioner for Big Bend National

heard Government officials. The Committee will conPark, Tex., and for other purposes.

tinue its hearings Tuesday at 10 a. m. in Room 1301,

New House Office Building.
Park commissioner: H. R. 729, providing that U. S.
Court for the Western District of Virginia shall alone WAR RELIEF
appoint the U. S. commissioner for the Shenandoah Na-

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Discussed H. J. Res. tional Park.

134 to provide relief to war-devastated countries. Meets Interest reduction: H. R. 804, authorizing reduction of Tuesday morning at 10:30 in executive session. certain accrued interest charges payable by the Farmers' Irrigation District, North Platte project.


POWERS Naturalization proceedings: H. R. 236, amending Na

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee No. 3 heard tionality Act of 1940, permitting naturalization proceed

Hon. Orie L. Phillips, Sr., Circuit Judge of the 10th ings to be had at places other than clerk's office or open court in the case of sick or physically disabled persons.

Cir., Hon. Clyde B. Aitchison, Chairman of ICC, also

Charles E. Cotterill, attorney, on H. R. 1468 and 1470, Stolen public property: H. R. 1998, amending sec. 48 of providing for review of certain orders of Government the Criminal Code relating to the receiving of stolen departments and giving U. S. Court of Appeals jurisdicpublic property.

tion on review to enjoin, set aside, or suspend such Locomotive Inspection Act: H. R. 2123, amending the

orders. Locomotive Inspection Act of Feb. 17, 1911, as amended.

Subcommittee No.4 continued (and concluded) hearPages 2143-2146 ings on the extension of the Second War Powers Act.

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