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TREASURY, POSTAL SERVICE, AND GEN-

ERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS
FOR FISCAL YEAR 1974

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

U.S. Congress. Ho SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE TREASURY, POSTAL SERVICE, AND

GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS.

TOM STEED, Oklahoma, Chairman
JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York

HOWARD W. ROBISON, New York
EDWARD R. ROYBAL, California

JACK EDWARDS, Alabama
LOUIS STOKES, Ohio

JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana
TOM BEVILL, Alabama

CLARENCE E. MILLER, Ohio
GEORGE E. SHIPLEY, Illinois
JOHN M. SLACK, West Virginia

AUBREY A. GUNNELS and JOHN G. OSTHAUS, Staf Assistants

PART 4

INDEPENDENT AGENCIES
TESTIMONY OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND OTHER

INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1973

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GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas, Chairman JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi

ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan JOHN J. ROONEY, New York

JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida

WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana

ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee

SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts

GLENN R. DAVIS, Wisconsin WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky

HOWARD W. ROBISON, New York DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania

GARNER E. SHRIVER, Kansas TOM STEED, Oklahoma

JOSEPH McDADE, Pennsylvania GEORGE E. SHIPLEY, Illinois

MARK ANDREWS, North Dakota JOHN M. SLACK, West Virginia

LOUIS C. WYMAN, New Hampshire JOHN J. FLYNT, JR., Georgia

BURT L. TALCOTT, California NEAL SMITH, Iowa

WENDELL WYATT, Oregon ROBERT N. GIAIMO, Connecticut

JACK EDWARDS, Alabama JULIA BUTLER HANSEN, Washington

WILLIAM J. SCHERLE, Iowa JOSEPH P. AD DABBO, New York

ROBERT C. MCEWEN, New York JOHN J. McFALL, California

JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana EDWARD J. PATTEN, New Jersey

J. KENNETH ROBINSON, Virginia CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland

CLARENCE E. MILLER, Ohio SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois

EARL B. RUTH, North Carolina BOB CASEY, Texas

VICTOR V. VEYSEY, California
FRANK E. EVANS, Colorado

LAWRENCE COUGHLIN, Pennsylvania
DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
EDWARD R. ROYBAL, California
LOUIS STOKES, Ohio
J. EDWARD ROUSH, Indiana
GUNN MCKAY, Utah
TOM BEVILL, Alabama
EDITH GREEN, Oregon
ROBERT O. TIERNAN, Rhode Island
BILL CHAPPELL, JR., Florida
BILL D. BURLISON, Missouri

KEITH F. MAINLAND, Clerk and Staff Director

STAFF ASSISTANTS

GEORGE E. EVANS
ROBERT B. FOSTER
JOHN M. GARRITY
AUBREY A. GUNNELS
CHARLES G. HARDIN
JAY B. HOWE
F. MICHAEL HUGO
THOMAS J. KINGFIELD
ROBERT L. KNISELY
RICHARD N. MALOW
MILTON B. MEREDITH

AMERICO S. MICONI
DEMPSEY B. MIZELLE
ENID MORRISON
PETER J. MURPHY, Jr.
HENRY A. NEIL, Jr.
ROBERT C. NICHOLAS III
BYRON S. NIELSON
JOHN G. OSTHAUS
FREDERICK F. PFLUGER
JOHN G. PLASHAL
EDWIN F. POWERS

SAMUEL R. PRESTON
DONALD E. RICHBOURG
EARL C. SILSBY
G. HOMER SKARIN
CHARLES W. SNODGRASS
HUNTER L. SPILLAN
PAUL E. THOMSON
GEORGE A. URIAN
DEREK J. VANDER SCHAAF
EUGENE B. WILHELM
J. DAVID WILLSON

SURVEYS AND INVESTIGATIONS

C. R. ANDERSON
LEROY R. KIRKPATRICK

DAVID A. SCHMIDT

DENNIS F. CREEDON NOTE.-This Surveys and Investigations supervisory staff is supplemented by selected personnel borrowed on a reimbursable basis for varying lengths of time from various agencies to staff up specific studies ang investigations. The current average annual full-time personnel equivalent is approximately 42.

GERARD J. CHOUINARD
PAUL V. FARMER
SANDRA A. GILBERT
EVA K. HARRIS
VIRGINIA MAY KEYSER
MARCIA L. MATTS

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
FRANCES MAY

AUSTIN G. SMITH
GENEVIEVE A. MEALY

RANDOLPH THOMAS
JANE A. MEREDITH

BETTY A. SWANSON
LAWRENCE C. MILLER

SHARON K. TINSLEY
MARY ALICE SAUER

GEMMA M. WEIBLINGER
DALE M. SHULAW

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THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1973.

ADVISORY COMMISSION ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL

RELATIONS

WITNESSES ROBERT E. MERRIAM, CHAIRMAN WILLIAM R. MacDOUGALL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FRANKLIN STEINKO, JR., ASSISTANT TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. STEED. The committee will be in order.

The committee now will take up the 1974 budget request for the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. The budget for 1973 was $794,000 and the budget request for 1974 is $901,000, an increase of $107,000, which provides for 2 additional positions for a total of 37.

We are pleased to have our old friends here, Mr. Merriam and Mr. MacDougall. We extend a cordial welcome to you both. We are delighted to see you again.

Mr. MERRIAM. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Mr. STEED. We have been having some very fine reports from our colleagues who work with you. So we would be pleased to have whatever statement you would like to make.

Mr. MERRIAM. Thank you very much.

Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I have a formal statement which, if I may, I would like to just submit for the record.

Mr. STEED. All right. [The statement follows:) PREPARED STATEMENT OF ROBERT E. MERRIAM, CHAIRMAN, Advisory

COMMISSION ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, my name is Robert E. MerriamIt has been my privilege to serve as Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations since my appointment to that post in 1969. I am accompanied today, Mr. Chairman, by William R. MacDougall

, the Commission's Executive Director, and Franklin A. Steinko, the assistant to the Executive Director.

Mr, Chairman, the statement that we have submitted to the committee in support of our budget request for fiscal 1974 calls attention to the special place that the Commission occupies in the governmental structure of our Nation. The Commission is unique in its mission which, in effect, is to monitor the operation of the federal system.

The Commission's permanence is also unique. Unlike temporary commissions that come and go, ACIR is a permanent agency. It has the opportunity to assist policymakers at all levels to initiate changes that will strengthen and improve the American federal system.

Third, the Commission's financial support is unique. Although its basic operation is supported by congressional appropriations, the Commission also receives token contributions from State and local governments as well as contributions from nonprofit organizations and grants from private foundations and occasionally from other Federal agencies.

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