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APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1938

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE
SEVENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 6523
A BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE AND FOR THE FARM CREDIT AD-
MINISTRATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING

JUNE 30, 1938, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

RICHARD B. RUSSELL, JR., Georgia, Chairman CARL HAYDEN, Arizona

GERALD P. NYE, North Dakota ROYAL S. COPELAND, New York

JOHN G. TOWNSEND, JR., Delaware MILLARD E. TYDINGS, Maryland JOHN H. BANKHEAD, 2D, Alabama JOSEPH C. O'MAHONEY, Wyoming HARRY S. TRUMAN, Missouri F. RYAN DUFFY, Wisconsin

KENNEDY F. REA, Clerk

Ex-OFFICIO MEMBERS FROM THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE ELLISON D. SMITH, South Carolina

CHARLES L. McNARY, Oregon BURTON K. WHEELER, Montana

AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATION BILL, 1938 ·

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1937

UNITED STATES SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met pursuant to call at 10:30 a. m., in the committee room, Capitol, Hon. Richard B. Russell, Jr., presiding.

Present: Senators Russell (chairman), Hayden, Copeland, Bankhead, O'Mahoney, Truman, and Townsend.

The subcommittee thereupon proceeded to the consideration of the bill (H. R. 6523) making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture and for the Farm Credit Administration for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1938, and for other purposes.

Senator RUSSELL. We have here a rather detailed statement from the Secretary of Agriculture, explaining the items which have been approved by the Budget but which do not appear in the House bill. I think it would be well to have incorporated in the record this letter of the Secretary and the explanation of these items. (The letter and statement are as follows:)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, April 27, 1937. Hon. RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Jr., Chairman, Subcommittee on Agricultural Appropriations,

United States Senate. DEAR SENATOR RUSSELL: In response to your letter of April 20, I am submitting herewith for the information and consideration of your committee a statement of the items which were included in the Budget for 1938 as submitted to Congress but which are omitted from the appropriation bill as passed by the House.

These items are listed by bureaus so that in discussing them with departmental representatives, who will be available to your committee for hearings beginning Wednesday, you may obtain testimony on their relative urgency. I have discussed these items with Mr. Jump, budget officer for the Department, and in my absence he is authorized to speak fully and specifically for me in indicating most compelling needs. Sincerely,

H. A. WALLACE, Secretary.

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