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Appropriation Bill, 1933

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

SEVENTY-SECOND CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 9699

A BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE TREASURY AND POST OFFICE DEPARTMENTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1933

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1932

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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

TASKER L. ODDIE, Nevada, Chairman REED SMOOT, Utah.

WILLIAM J. HARRIS, Georgla. FREDERICK STEIWER, Oregon.

CARTER GLASS, Virginia. PETER NORBECK, South Dakota.

KENNETH MCKELLAR, Tennessee. PORTER H. DALE, Vermont.

EDWIN S. BROUSSARD, Louisiana. JAMES J. DAVIS, Pennsylvania.

CAMERON MORRISON, North Carolina, L. J. DICKINSON, Iowa.

ELMER THOMAS, Oklahoma.

Ex OFFICIO MEMBERS FROM COMMITTEE ON Post OFFICES AND Post ROADS 'GEORGE H. MOSES, New Hampshire. PARK TRAMMELL, Florida. THOMAS D. SCHALL, Minnesota,

KENNEDY F. REA, Clerk
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TREASURY AND POST OFFICE DEPARTMENTS

APPROPRIATION BILL, 1933

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 1932

UNITED STATES SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10 o'clock a. m. in the committee room, Capitol, Hon. Tasker L. Oddie presiding;:

Present: Senators Oddie (chairman), Smoot, Steiwer, Norbeck, Dickinson, Moses, Glass, McKellar, and Broussard.

The subcommittee thereupon proceeded to the consideration of the bill (H. R. 9699) making appropriations for the Treasury and Post Office Departments for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1933, and for other purposes.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT STATEMENTS OF HON. OGDEN L. MILLS, SECRETARY OF THE

TREASURY; WILLIAM S. BROUGHTON, COMMISSIONER OF THE PUBLIC DEBT; F. X. A. EBLE, COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS; AND L. C. MARTIN, ASSISTANT TO THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY IN CHARGE OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND MISCELLANEOUS

Senator ODDIE (chairman). Mr. Secretary, this meeting has been called to discuss the Treasury Department appropriation bill. We are glad to have you before us, and will appreciate any statement' you care to make regarding the provisions of the bill.

GENERAL STATEMENT

Secretary Mills. Mr. Chairman, under date of March 8 I submitted to the committee a letter in which I pointed out those items in our appropriation which have been eliminated or modified by the Appropriations Committee of the House, May I say that in making up our requests for appropriations this year, every effort was made to prune them as much as possible. I spent three solid weeks on the requests for appropriations myself, and reduced them, I think, to what I considered the bare necessities.

Senator Smoot. Mr. Secretary, may I ask you whether your letter of March 8, 1932, covers all of the changes you desire to ask for?

Secretary Mills. Yes; I think it does, with one possible exception. I submitted to Senator Jones a supplementary letter with reference to the office of the surveyor at the port of New York. What I thought I could do here this morning was to discuss very briefly the points made in the letter.

Senator Smoot. That is all right. I just wanted to know whether there was anything further than that. Secretary Mills. There is not, Senator Smoot.

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