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FEDERAL PAYMENT—BORROWING AUTHORITY PRO-
POSALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA—1967

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON FISCAL AFFAIRS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETIETH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 1218
TO PROVIDE FOR COMPUTING THE ANNUAL FEDERAL
PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION FOR THE DISTRICT OF CO-
LUMBIA AND ESTABLISHING A METHOD FOR COMPUTING
THE ANNUAL BORROWING AUTHORITY FOR THE GEN-

ERAL FUND FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

H.R. 8718
TO INCREASE THE ANNUAL FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND TO PROVIDE A METHOD FOR
COMPUTING THE ANNUAL BORROWING AUTHORITY FOR
THE GENERAL FUND OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

JUNE 12, 1967

Printed for the use of the Committee on the District of Columbia

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COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

ALAN BIBLE, Nevada, Chairman WAYNE MORSE, Oregon

WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont ROBERT F. KENNEDY, New York

PETER H. DOMINICK, Colorado JOSEPH D. TYDINGS, Maryland

THRUSTON B. MORTON, Kentucky WILLIAM B. SPONG, JR., Virginia

CHESTER H. SMITH, Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON FISCAL AFFAIRS

WILLIAM B. SPONG, Virginia, Chairman WAYNE MORSE, Oregon

THRUSTON B. MORTON, Kentucky

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CONTENTS

District of Columbia government-Continued

Exhibit - Public Schools of the District of Columbia, Statement

Regarding Construction Program -

Exhibit J-Proposed Six Year Public Works Plan for Schools, 1968–73.

Exhibit K-Number of Classrooms by Levels.

Exhibit - Public Schools Construction Program, 1968–73.

Exhibit MCost Per Classroom or Teaching Space for the 1968–73

School Construction Program --

Exhibit N-Comparative School Construction Costs and Space Utiliza-

tion

Federal payment- Percentage of Federal payment to the general fund,

fiscal years 1924-68..

Methodology for estimating the burden of major taxes for a family of

four owning a residence and an automobile in the 21 largest cities of

the United States for fiscal year 1967..
Methodology for estimating the burden of major taxes in the Washing-

ton metropolitan area for fiscal 1968.--.
Per capita city tax revenues in the 21 largest cities of the United States,

1964-65...

Rate comparison of major taxes in the Washington metropolitan area,

fiscal year 1968:

Property taxes:

Real property---

Personal property--

Sales and gross tax receipts:

Alcoholic Beverage -

Beer

Cigarette

General sales and use.

Gross earnings (banks, finance companies)

Gross receipts (electric, gas, telephone companies) -

Insurance

Motor vehicle and trailer excise taxes.

Motor vehicle fuel...

Income taxes :

Corporation. -

Individual..

Unincorporated business..

Other taxes:

Inheritance and estate.

Motor vehicle and trailer registration..

District of Columbia Public Schools:

A comparison of the cost of elementary and secondary education in

major public school systems of the Washington metropolitan area

and in cities of over 500,000 population, 1965-66..

A summary of actual and projected October enrollments in District

of Columbia public schools: Fiscal year 1968 to fiscal year 1976,
by educational level...

Construction program.

Distribution of 1968–73 construction requirements by project and

purpose of construction..

Number of classrooms by level

Percent of school appropriations to total general fund appropriations

for the 10-year period 1958–67---

Public schools-Proposed 6-year public works plan, 1968–73.

School construction cost in the District of Columbia..

Shaw school sites

Hughes, Phillip S., Acting Director, Bureau of the Budget, letter dated

Feb. 10, 1967, urging early and favorable action of proposed legislation,

viz, S. 1218
League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia, Elizabeth S. Johnson,
president, letter dated June 13, 1967, to Hon. William B. Spong, Jr.,

urging adoption of proposed legislation, S. 1218...

Shipley, Carl L., chairman, District of Columbia Republican Committee,

letter dated Mar. 17, 1967, commenting on the provisions of proposed

legislation, S. 1218...

Tobriner, Hon. Walter N., President, District of Columbia Board of

Commissioners:

Letter dated June 9, 1967, reporting on S. 1218_

Letter dated June 9, 1967, reporting on H.R. 8718..

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FEDERAL PAYMENT_BORROWING AUTHORITY PRO-
POSALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-1967

MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1967

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U.S. SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON FISCAL AFFAIRS
OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,

Washington, D.C.
The subcommittee met, pursuant to recess, at 10 a.m. in room 6226,
New Senate Office Building, Senator William B. Spong (chairman)
presiding.
Present: Senator Spong.
Also present: Chester H. Smith, staff director; Owen J. Malone,
associate counsel; James S. Medill, assistant counsel; Howard A. Abra-
hams, assistant counsel; and Richard E. Judd, professional staff mem-
ber.
Senator Spong. The hearing will come to order.
I would like to have included in the hearing record at this point the
following: Copy of the bill, S. 1218; copy of the bill, H.R. 8718; letter
dated February 10, 1967, from Phillip S. Hughes, Acting Director,
Bureau of the Budget, urging early and favorable action of this pro-
posed legislation ; letter dated March 17, 1967, from Carl L. Shipley,
chairman, District of Columbia Republican Committee, commenting
on the provisions of the proposed legislation; letter dated April 21,
1967, from Stephen Ailes, president, Federal City Council, expressing
support on S. 1218, with attached resolution; letter dated June 9, 1967,
from Walter N. Tobriner, President, District of Columbia Board of
Commissioners, reporting on S. 1218; letter dated June 9, 1967, from
Walter N. Tobriner, President, District of Columbia Board of Com-
missioners, reporting on H.R. 8718; a chart prepared by the Depart-
ment of General Administration, District of Columbia government,
entitled "Federal Payment-Percentage of Federal Payment to the
General Fund, Fiscal Years 1924 to 1968."

[8. 1218, 90th Cong., first sess. ] BILL To provide for computing the annual Federal payment authorization for the District of Columbia, and establishing a method for computing the annual borrowing authority for the general fund of the District of Columbia Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the “District of Columbia Federal Payment Authorization and Borrowing Authority Act of 1967."

TITLE I-FEDERAL PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION SEO. 101. In recognition of the unique character of the District of Columbia as the Nation's Capital City, regular annual payments are hereby authorized to be appropriated from revenues of the United States to cover the proper Federal

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