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HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION
ON

H.R. 8775 -

- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ." ..., " . . . . . . -- . . . . . . .
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH . . .
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1966, AND
FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
A. S. MIKE MONRONEY, Oklahoma, Chairman

E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska LEVERETT SALTONSTALL, Massachusetts
WILLIAM PROXMIRE, Wisconsin MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota
RALPH YARBOROUGH, Texas THOMAS H. KUCHEL, California

Chairman HAYDEN, Arizona, Ex Officio
THOMAs J. Scott, Clerk
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SUBCOMMITTEE of THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONs, Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10 a.m., pursuant to call, in room 1223,

New Senate Office Building, Hon. A. S. Mike Monroney, chairman of the subcommittee, presiding.

Y Present: Senators Monroney, Yarborough, Stennis, Saltonstall, and
Oung.
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

LIBRARY OF CoNGRESS

STATEMENTS OF L. QUINCY MUMFORD, LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS; ELIZABETH E. HAMER, ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN; ROY P. BASLER, DIRECTOR, REFERENCE DEPARTMENT; LEWIS C. COFFIN, LAW LIBRARIAN; ROBERT C. G000H, DIRECTOR, ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT; HUGH L. ELSBREE, DIRECTOR, LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE SERVICE; ABRAHAM L. KAMINSTEIN, REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS; WILLIAM J. WELSH, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PROCESSING DEPARTMENT; AND WILLIAM W. ROSSITER, BUDGET OFFICER

FUNDS REQUESTED AND HOUSE ALLOWANCE

Senator MoWRoNEY. The Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Appropriations will be in session. Today, we are commencing hearings on the appropriation requests for the legislative branch for fiscal year 1966, and are considering first the appropriations requested by the Library of Congress. The total funds requested for the various activities of the Library amount to $26,644,800 for fiscal year 1966, and the House of Representatives has allowed $25,502,300. The House allowance is $1,420,500 over the appropriations for the current fiscal year, but $1,142,500 under the budget estimates. I will insert into the record at this point several summary tables from the

justification and a letter from the Librarian commenting on the House bill.

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(The tables referred to follow:)
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

TABLE I.—Comparative summary of appropriations and appropriation estimates

Pay raise Increase or 1965 appro- proposed 1965 1966 decrease, priation supple- adjusted requested | 1966 over mental 1965 Salaries and expenses: Library of Congress------------------- $10,626,000 $375,800 |$11,001,800 $11,955,000 $953,200 Copyright Office---------------------- 1,828,000 86, 1,914, 200 2,021,000 106,800 Legislative Reference Service---------- 2,245,000 167,800 2,412,800 2,524,000 111, 200 Distribution of catalog cards----------- 3,703,800 106,300 3,810, 100 4, 103,000 292,900 Books for the general collections----------- - ****** I ------------ 0,000 800,000 130,000 Books for the Law Library---------------- 110,000 |------------ 110,000 125,000 15,000 Salaries and expenses: Books for the blind-------------------- 2,446,000 12,600 2,458,600 2,675,000 216,400 Organizing and microfilming the papers of the Presidents.------------- 112,800 ||------------ 112,800 112,800 -----------Preservation of motion pictures------------ ,000 1------------ 50,000 - ****** I -----------Total, regular appropriations-------- 21,791,600 748,700 22,540, 300 24, 365,800 1,825, 500 Collection and distribution of library materials (special foreign currency program)- 1,541,500 ------------ 1,541,500 2,279,000 737,500 Total-------------------------------- 23,333,100 748,700 24,081,800 26,644,800 2,563,000 TABLE II.-Summary of budgeted positions, 1964, 1965, 1966 Appropriation title 1964 total 1965 total 1966 total number number number Salaries and expenses: Library of Congress--------------------------------------- 1,276 1,365 1,428 Copyright Office------------------------------------------ 252 255 268 Legislative Reference Service----------------------------- 220 224 228 Distribution of catalog cards--- 331 393 400 Books for the blind--------------------------------------- 33 36 38 Organizing and microfilming the papers of the Presidents-- 15 15 15 Preservation of motion pictures------------------------------- 1 1 1 Collection and distribution of library materials (special foreign currency program): U.S. personnel-------------------------------------------- 9 10 13 Native personnel----------------------------------------- 94 101 146 Total--------------------------------------------------- 2,231 2,400 2,537

NotE.-The total number in each instance includes the full-time equivalent of part-time positions.

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TABLE III.-Summary of increases and decreases requested, fiscal year 1966

Salaries and Legislative | Distribution Books for the Special
expenses, Copyright Reference of catalog general Books for the Books for the foreign Total
Library of Office Service cards collections Law Library blind currency
Congress program
INCREASES
TO ontain present level of staff and service in
1966:
Ingrade increases, Ş. board increases, and
reallocations (including personnel benefits). $184,490 $38,075 $41,929 $44,232 --------------|-------------- $5,280 -------------- $314,006
Annualization of pay raise costs------------- 44,209 74 ,881 1,058 --------------|-------------- , 400 -------------- 54, 288
Provide full financing for Monthly Index of
Russian Accessions (including personnel
benefits)---------------------------------- 150,000 --------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------------------------|-------------- 150,000
Reimbursement to General Services Ad-
ministration for protective services at
Navy Yard Annex------------------------|- 30, 000 !-------------------------------------------i------------------------------------------|-------------- 30,000
Cleaning, laundering, and repair of uniforms- - ****** ----- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7,000
Replacement of vehicles----------------- ---- 10,000 --------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------------------------|-------------- 10,000
Subtotal---------------------------------- 425,699 38,815 48,810 45,290 --------------|-------------- 6,680 -------------- 565,294
To meet increased prices for printing and bind-
ing: Increased charges by Government Print-
ing Office------------------------------------- 4,700 --------------|-------------- 15,000 --------------|------------------------------------------ 19, 700
Total to maintain present operating level-- 430,399 38,815 48,810 60,290 --------------|-------------- 6,680 -------------- 584,994
To meet increased workload, to strengthen
service and to reduce arrearages:
Salaries, new positions---------------------- (63)327,116 (13) 63,030 (4) 58,215 (7) 52,945 --------------|-------------- (2) 9,005 |-------------- (89) 510,311
Personnel benefits, new positions------------ 25,492 4, 4, 3,965 --------------|--------------| 715 -------------- 39, 302
Reimbursement to District of Columbia
Metropolitan Police for protective services- 27,000 --------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------- 27,000
Automation study-------------------------- 225,000 --------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------- 225, C00
Xeroxing class K project-------------------- 3,340 --------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------- >
Contigency fund----------------------------|--- -----------|--------------! -------------- 250,000 -------------------------------------------------------- 250,000

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