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TREASURY, POSTAL SERVICE, AND GEN-
ERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS
U.S. Congress. Ho SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE TREASURY, POSTAL SERVICE, AND
GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS.
TOM STEED, Oklahoma, Chairman
HOWARD W. ROBISON, New York
JACK EDWARDS, Alabama
JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana
CLARENCE E. MILLER, Ohio
AUBREY A. GUNNELS and JOHN G. OSTHAUS, Staf Assistants
INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1973
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS KF29
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
LAWRENCE COUGHLIN, Pennsylvania
KEITH F. MAINLAND, Clerk and Staff Director
GEORGE E. EVANS
AMERICO S. MICONI
SAMUEL R. PRESTON
SURVEYS AND INVESTIGATIONS
C. R. ANDERSON
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
AUSTIN G. SMITH
BETTY A. SWANSON
SHARON K. TINSLEY
GEMMA M. WEIBLINGER
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1973.
ADVISORY COMMISSION ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL
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.