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This is the new Daily Digest, published as a part of the daily Congressional
Monday, March 17, 1947 HIGHLIGHTS
Senate debated portal-to-portal pay bill; House passed rubber and Consent
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.
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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.
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NOMINATIONS Senate confirmed the following nominations, and ordered the President notified: Carroll Miller as Interstate Commerce Commissioner, Harry A. McDonald as Securities and Exchange Commissioner, Henry Earl Cook as member of Board of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and James R. Wade as Collector of Customs, St. Louis, Mo. (District 45).
President submitted the nominations of Lieutenant General Lucius DuBignon Clay, to be General, and Major General Clarence R. Huebner, to be Lieutenant General. Nominations in the Foreign Service and Public Health Service were also submitted.
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Reports on Committee Meetings FISCAL MATTERS PROPERTY INVENTORIES Committee on Appropriations: Meeting in executive session, the committee named a subcommittee to consider S. J. Res, 61, to amend the Constitution to control Government expenditures and enforce a balanced budget in peacetime. Members of the subcommittee are: Senators Ball, Ferguson, Saltonstall, Cordon, Tydings, and Bridges, ex officio as full committee chairman. The committee also discussed reports that various departments are piling up large inventories of supplies and using up unexpended funds prior to end of the fiscal year, and appointed Senators Knowland, chairman, Reed, and McKellar as members of a subcommittee to recommend a control program to the full committee.
RUBBER Committee on Banking and Currency: The rubber subcommittee, consisting of Senators Bricker, Cain, and Robertson of Virginia, met in executive session, but made no announcement.
GOVERNMENT CAFETERIAS Committee on Civil Service: Subcommittee on S. Res. 42, providing for an investigation of cafeterias on Govern
House of Representatives
Chamber Action BILLS INTRODUCED 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 duced.
ment Reservations, continued hearings. Members of the subcommittee are: Senators Baldwin, Flanders, and Johnston.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments: Watson Miller, Administrator of Federal Security Administration, and Elizabeth Wickenden, representing American Public Welfare Association, appeared on S. 140 and S. 712, to create a Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
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 Reclamation (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).
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 Mines and mining: H. R. 193, amending sec. 35 of the
perquisites, and H. R. 1621, to furnish aid to Boy Scouts
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
HOUSING AND RENT CONTROL burg, Alaska.
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.
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'
DEPARTMENTAL ORDERS-WARTIME 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 proceedings to be had at places other than clerk's office or open
Hon. Orie L. Phillips, Sr., Circuit Judge of the 10th 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) hear
Pages 2143-2146 ings on the extension of the Second War Powers Act.