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COMMITTEE ON EXPENDITURES IN THE EXECUTIVE

DEPARTMENTS

WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois, Chairman OHET HOLIFIELD, California

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan HENDERSON LANHAM, Georgia

R. WALTER RIEHLMAN, New York PORTER HARDY, JR., Virginia

CECIL M. HARDEN, Indiana
FRANK M. KARSTEN, Missouri

GEORGE H. BENDER, Ohio
JOHN W. McCORMACK, Massachusetts CHARLES B. BROWNSON, Indiana
HERBERT C. BONNER, North Carolina THOMAS B. CURTIS, Missouri
JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota

MARGUERITE STITT CHURCH, Illinois
HAROLD D. DONOHUE, Massachusetts GEORGE MEADER, Michigan
M. G. BURNSIDE, West Virginia

WILLIAM E. McVEY, Illinois RICHARD BOLLING, Missouri

ALVIN R. BUSH, Pennsylvania JOHN F. SHELLEY, California

FRANK C, OSMERS, JR., New Jersey
W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina
SIDNEY A. FINE, New York
WILLIAM C. LANTAFF, Florida
WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

CHRISTINE RAY DAVIS, Chief Clerk
THOMAS A. KENNEDY, General Counsel

WILLIAM A. YOUNG, Staff Director

CONTENTS

Statement of

Pago

Adam, Alvah B., vice president, United States Junior Chamber of

Commerce, Philadelphia, Pa.

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Brown, Hon. Clarence J., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Ohio.

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Campbell, F. Newell, Associate Director of the Tax Advisory Staff,

Department of the Treasury -

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Coates, Charles B., acting chairman, Citizens Committee for the

Hoover Report---

4.

Donohue, F. Joseph, Commissioner of the District of Columbia-

143

Elliott, Maxwell, general counsel, General Services Administration -- 136

Finan, William F., Assistant Director for Management and Organi-

zation, Bureau of the Budget..

196

Gibson, J. C., vice president and general counsel, the Atchison,

Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co., Chicago, Ill., representing the

Association of American Railroads---

81, 109

Humelsine, Carlisle, Under Secretary of State.

183

Keating, Hon. Kenneth B., a Representative in Congress from the

State of New York.--

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Lea, Hon. Clarence F., Washington, D. C..

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McCormick, Clarence J., Under Secretary of Agriculture-

165

McCormick, Robert L. L., research director, Citizens' Committee

for the Hoover Report.

223, 245

Miller, Hon. Leslie A., former Governor of Wyoming, Cheyenne,

Wyo.---

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Parsons, William W., Administrative Assistant Secretary of the

Treasury.

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Pollock, James K., professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,

Mich.

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Ramspeck, Hon. Robert, Chairman, Civil Service Commission - 127

Rowe, James H. Jr., attorney, former member of the Commission on

Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government...

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Thurston, John L., Deputy Administrator, Federal Security Agency-- 153

Watkins, George, chairman, Bipartisan Cook County, Ill., Čitizens

Committee for the Hoover Report.---

21

Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record by—

Adam, Alvah B., vice president, United States Junior Chamber of

Commerce, Philadelphia, Pa., news release of Citizens Committee

for the Hoover Report, June 3, 1952.-

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Appendix A-Groups which are expected to appear in opposition to

bills covering 9 Hoover Commission Reports -

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Appendix B-Hoover Commission bills on which hearings are to

be held by the House Committee on Expenditures in the Execu-

tive Departments -

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Brownson, Hon. Charles B., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Indiana, excerpt from a Hoover Commission conclusion

recommending changes in 9 regulatory commissions.

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Campbell, F. Newell, Associate Director of the Tax Advisory Staff,

Department of the Treasury, report from Thomas J. Lynch, Acting

Secretary of the Treasury, to Senator McClellan, May 29, 1951.-.

177

Curtis, Hon. Thomas B., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Missouri, excerpt from a Hoover Commission recommendation

on the District of Columbia.

147

Dawson, Hon. William L., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Illinois, and chairman, House Committee on Expenditures

in the Executive Departments:

Letter from Hon. Herbert Hoover, June 2, 1952_

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List of bills—legislation pertaining to recommendations made by

the Commission on Organization of the Executi e Branch of the

Government.

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Telegram from Hon. Herbert Hoover, May 29, 1952.

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Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record by--Continued

Donohue, F. Joseph, Commissioner of the District of Columbia, letter

to Congressman William L. Dawson, April 26, 1951, re H. R. 3314..
Finan, William F., Assistant Director for Management and Organi-

zation, Bureau of the Budget, letter from F. J. Lawton, Director,
Bureau of the Budget, to Senator John McClellan, June 16, 1952.--
Gibson, J. C., vice president and general counsel, the Atchison Topeka

& Santa Fe Railway Co., Chicago, Ill., representing the Association
of American Railroads:
Excerpt from a task force report of the Hoover Commission re

the Interstate Commerce Commission..
Excerpt from dissent of Justice Brandeis in Myers v. United

States.
Excerpt from Hoover Commission report on General Manage-

ment of the Executive Branch..
Excerpt from Senate Expenditures Committee on Reorganization

Plan No. 7 of 1950.--
Excerpt from Supreme Court opinion in the Steel Seizure case,

June 2, 1952_
Excerpt from Supreme Court opinion re Federal Trade Commis-

sion and Interstate Commerce Commission..
Note regarding regulatory agencies ---
Task force report analyzing advantages and disadvantages of an

independent commission --
Three important functions to be performed on behalf of the Inter-

state Commerce Commission.--
Lanham, Hon. Henderson, a Representative in Congress from the

State of Georgia, excerpt from H. R. 2879.
Lea, Hon. Clarence F., Washington, D. C.:

Excerpt from section 101 (a) of H. R. 3674.
Excerpt from section 101 (c) of H. R. 3674.

Excerpt from section 201 of H. R. 3674.
McCormick, Robert L. L., Research Director, Citizens' Committee
for the Hoover Report:
Letter from Morris Sayre, to Congressman William L. Dawson,
June 30, 1952
Exhibit I— Analysis of reorganization bills before the House

Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Depart-

ments
Exhibit II—Memorandum on savings estimated and achieved

as a result of Federal reorganization (1948–52).-
Miller, Hon. Leslie A., former Governor of Wyoming, Cheyenne, Wyo.:

Letter from Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Pick, Chief of Engineers, to Richard

W. Smith, United States Chamber of Commerce, April 24, 1952.
Excerpt from regional director dated January 31, 1952, on con-

struction activity--
Excerpt of a statement made to a subcommittee of the Com-

mittee on Public Works.
Osmers, Hon. Frank C. Jr., a Representative in Congress from the

State of New Jersey, excerpt from H. R. 3676.--
Parsons, William W., Administrative Assistant Secretary of the

Treasury, letter from John S. Graham, acting Secretary of the
Treasury to Congressman William L. Dawson, June 2, 1952, re

Plan No. 3..
Rowe, James H. Jr., attorney, former member of the Commission on

Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government, state-

ment..
Thurston, John L., Deputy Administrator, Federal Security Agency,

excerpt from statement of President Roosevelt in 1940 re transfer
of the Food and Drug Administratoin.

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H. R. 2879.
H. R. 3674.

Letter from V. C. Burke, Acting Postmaster General, to Congress

man William L. Dawson, June 10, 1952.
Letter from J. W. Donaldson, Postmaster General, to Senator John

L. McClellan, May 18, 1951..
Letter from A. Devitt Vanech, Deputy Attorney General, Depart-

ment of Justice, to Congressman William L. Dawson, June 11, 1952.
Letter from Raymond M. Foley, Administrator, Housing and Home

Finance Agency, June 16, 1952-
Letter from Michael J. Galvin, Acting Secretary of Labor, to Con-

gressman William L. Dawson, June 24, 1952.
Letter from Oscar R. Kreutz, executive manager, National Savings

and Loan League, June 24, 1952H. R. 3676.

Letter from A. Wetmore, secretary, Smithsonian Institution, to Con

gressman William L. Dawson, June 11, 1952
Letter from John A. Remon, Chairman, National Capital Park and

Planning Commission, to Congressman William L. Dawson, June

17, 1952..
Letter from David E. Finley, Chairman, Commission of Fine Arts, to

Congressman William L. Dawson, June 17, 1952_
H. R. 3678

Letter from Donald W. Nyrop, Chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board, to

Congressman William L. Dawson, June 11, 1952.. H. R. 3683.

Letter from Raymond M. Foley, Administrator, Housing and Home

Finance Agency, to Congressman William L. Dawson, June 16,

1952 H. R. 3689 H. R. 3697

Letter from Hon. Charles Sawyer, Secretary of Commerce, to Con

gressman William L. Dawson, June 13, 1952_.
Letter from Congressman John F. Kennedy to Congressman William
L. Dawson, June 3, 1952.

Statement in re H. R. 5879, January 8, 1952-
H. R. 6243.

Letter from Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Pick, Chief of Engineers, Department

of the Army, to Congressman William L. Dawson, June 12, 1952.. Comments on the bills pertaining to recommendations made by the Com

mission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government
follow:
Letter from Arthur S. Flemming, Assistant to the Director (Man-

power), Office of Defense Mobilization, to Congressman William L.

Dawson, June 2, 1952_
Letter from Clarence R. Miles, manager, legislative department,

Chamber of Commerce of the United States, to Congressman

William L. Dawson, June 5, 1952----
Letter from Congresswoman Reva Beck Bosone, to Congressman William

L. Dawson, June 12, 1952.

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