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APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1947
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana
JOHN TABER, New York MALCOLM C. TARVER, Georgia
RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachusetts JED JOHNSON, Okla homa
CHARLES A. PLUMLEY, Vermont EMMETT O'NEAL, Kentucky
EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, Illinois LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan
ALBERT J. ENGEL, Michigan JOHN H. KERR, North Carolina
KARL STEFAN, Nebraska GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas
FRANCIS H. CASE, South Dakota HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California FRANK B. KEEFE, Wisconsin BUTLER B, HARE, South Carolina NOBLE J. JOHNSON, Indiana ALBERT THOMAS, Texas
ROBERT F. JONES, Ohio JOE HENDRICKS, Florida
BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio
H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota JOHN M. COFFEE, Washington
HENRY C. DWORSHAK, Idaho W. F. NORRELL, Arkansas
WALTER C. PLOESER, Missouri
HARVE TIBBOTT, Pennsylvania
JOHN C. PUGH, Clerk
SUBCOMMITTEE ON STATE, JUSTICE, AND COMMERCE DEPARTMENTS
LOUIS C. RABAU Michigan, Chairman
CORHAL D. ORESCAN
1 Resigned from Committee on March 26, 1946.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE APPROPRIATION BILL, 1947
131 HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE, MESSRS. LOUIS C.
RABAUT (CHAIRMAN), JOHN H. KERR, BUTLER B. HARE, THOMAS
FEBRUARY 19, 1946.
ACCOMPANIED BY DONALD RUSSELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY;
Mr. RABAUT. This morning we are very happy to open the appropriation hearings for the Department of State. We have before us an old friend, a man who has held three of the highest positions our Government has to offer. I think it is unique that he has been a member, not only of the House and Senate, but of the Supreme Court, Also, he has been Assistant to the President. Now he is Secretary of State in one of the most trying times of world history.
We feel at home with him because of his schooling in the House. We feel more at home with him because of the fact that he was formerly a member of the Appropriations Committee. He knows both sides of the table. We know him and he knows us.
His friendships on the Hill were on both sides of the aisle. That was true of the House as well as of the Senate, and it can be said for the distinguished Secretary, known in friendship as "Jimmy" Byrnes, that he knows his way around.
Mr. STEFAN. As the ranking minority member of this committee, I wish to add to what our chairman has had to say my confirmation of the feeling he has just given expression to in his statement regarding the distinguished gentleman who is here today, Mr. Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, who is held in high esteem and has the respect of all the members of the minority. I feel that I am honored to be here while he justifies the appropriations for the Department of State.
We have traveled over half of the world with Mr. Byrnes, and when you have traveled with a man and become intimately acquainted with him and his family, you become much better acquainted than through a mere casual acquaintance.
I am very happy to express to you, Mr. Chairman, the sentiment of the minority in confirmation of what you have had to say about Secretary Byrnes.