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LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATION BILL, 1932

FEBRUARY 17, 1931.-Ordered to be printed

Mr. MURPHY, from the committee of conference, submitted the

following

CONFERENCE REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 16654]

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 16654) making appropriations for the legislative branch of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932, and for other purposes, having met, after full and free conference have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the Senate recede from its amendments numbered 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20.

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendments of the Senate numbered 1, 2, 4, 9, and 10, and agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 5: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 5, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed insert $352,555; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 8:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 8, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed insert $216,963; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 15:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 15, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the matter inserted by such amendment insert the following: disposition of waste; and the appropriation under this head for

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the fiscal year 1991 shall be available during the remainder of such fiscal year for disposition of waste; and the Senate agree to the same.

FRANK MURPHY,
GEO. A. WELSH,
WM.'P. HOLADAY,
John N. SANDLIN,

CLARENCE CANNON,
Managers on the part of the House.

W. L. JONES,
REED SMOOT,
FREDERICK HALE,
E. S. BROUSSARD,

CARL HAYDEN,
Managers on the part of the Senate.

The managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 16654) "making appropriations for the legislative branch of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932, and for other purposes,"submit the following statement in explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon in the accompanying conference report as to each of such amendments, namely:

Nos. 1, 2, and 3, relating to the Senate: Strikes out an executive clerk at $3,180, as proposed by the Senate, and strikes out the paragraph inserted by the Senate, to provide traveling expenses for clerks to Senators.

No. 4: Appropriates $3,000, as proposed by the Senate, to procure for the room of the Supreme Court of the United States a bust of the late Chief Justice William Howard Taft.

No. 5: Appropriates $352,555 for repairs and maintenance of the Capitol Building instead of $352,695, as proposed by the Senate, and $345,555, as proposed by the House.

No. 6: Strikes out the reappropriation of $10,000 proposed by the Senate for a study of plans, etc., for reconstruction of the Senate Chamber.

No. 8: Appropriates $216,963 for the Senate Office Building, maintenance, instead of $191,963, as proposed by the House, and $221,463, as proposed by the Senate.

No. 9: Appropriates $3,079,350, as proposed by the Senate, for the construction of an additional wing to the Senate Office Building.

No. 10: Continues available during the fiscal year 1932 the unexpended balance of the appropriation for completion of the approaches to the Senate Office Building.

No. 15: Provides for disposition of waste under the appropriation for the Botanic Garden as proposed by the Senate for the remainder of the fiscal year 1931 and during the fiscal year 1932.

Nos. 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 relate exclusively to salary increases and in accordance with the procedure adopted for other appropriation bills such amounts have been eliminated.

FRANK MURPHY,
GEO. A. WELSH,
WM. P. HOLADAY,
John N. SANDLIN,

CLARENCE CANNON,
Managers on the part of the House.

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MILEAGE ALLOWANCE TO MEMBERS OF THE ARMY AND

NAVY NURSE CORPS

FEBRUARY 17, 1931.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the

state of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. COCHRAN of Pennsylvania, from the Committee on Military

Affairs, submitted the following

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 87]

The Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 87) to amend section 12 of the act approved June 10, 1922, as amended, so as to authorize payment of mileage allowance to members of the Army and Navy Nurse Corps, introduced by Mr. James, having considered the same, report thereon with the recommendation that it do pass with the following amendment:

Line 7, change the year "1930" to "1931”.

At the present time the members of the Army Nurse Corps traveling under orders on official business, receive transportation and actual expenses not exceeding $5 a day under the provisions of the acts of Congress July 9, 1918, and April 6, 1914. (40 Stat. 879; 38 Stat. 318.) Under the act of May 13, 1908 (35 Stat. 146), members of the Navy Nurse Corps receive the same pay and allowances as members of the Army Nurse Corps.

Civilian employees traveling on official business receive $7 a day (maximum), under the act of June 3, 1926. (44 Stat. 688.)

The Comptroller General has held that the members of the Army and Navy Nurse Corps occupy a military status as distinguished from a civilian status and are not entitled to the increase prescribed by the act of June 3, 1926. Where the expense to the nurses exceeds the allowance of $5, they are compelled to defray it from their personal funds and this results in considerable hardship on the nurses.

This bill is proposed to place members of the Army Nurse Corps, and Navy Nurse Corps, on the same status as to travel allowances when traveling on official business as commissioned officers of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and so forth.

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