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LEGISLATION TO AMEND THE HATCH ACT

enited States, Congress, Senate. Committee o

Governmental Affairs.

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 80, S. 980, H.R. 10

JULY 18, 19, SEPTEMBER 22 AND 26, 1977

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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

ABRAHAM RIBICOFF, Connecticut, Chairman
JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

CHARLES H. PERCY, Illinois
HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

JACOB JAVITS, New York
EDMUND S. MUSKIE, Maine

WILLIAM V. ROTH, JR., Delaware
LEE METCALF, Montana

TED STEVENS, Alaska
THOMAS F. EAGLETON, Missouri

CHARLES MCC. MATHIAS, JR., Maryland
LAWTON CHILES, Florida

JOHN C. DANFORTH, Missouri
SAM NUNN, Georgia

H. JOHN HEINZ III, Pennsylvania
JOHN GLENN, Ohio
JIM SASSER, Tennessee

RICHARD A. WEGMAN, Chief Counsel and Staff Director
PAUL HOFF, Counsel

ELLEN S. MILLER, Professional Staff
ELI E. NOBLEMAN, Counsel

Member
PAUL C. ROSENTHAL, Counsel

THEODORE J. JACOBS, Counsel (Regulatory
MATTHEW SCHNEIDER, Counsel

Reform)
CLAUDE E. BARFIELD,

JAMES M, GRAHAM, Counsel (Regulatory
Professional Staff Member

Reform)
CLAUDIA T. INGRAM, Professional Staff ETHEL Z. GEISINGER, Special A88istant
Member

(Regulatory Reform)
MARILYN A. HARRIS, Executive Administrator and Professional Staff Member

ELIZABETH A. PREAST, Chief Clerk

PAT DONAT, A88istant Chief Clerk
JOHN B. CHILDERS, Chief Counsel to the Minority
BRIAN CONBOY, Special Counsel to the Minority

HAROLD C. ANDERSON, Staff Editor

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Andrews, Emmet:

Testimony

Prepared statement -

Letter to Senator Sasser, August 5, 1977---

APWU Assails Fisher on Hatch Act, by Patrick J. Nilan, Federal

Times, May 2, 1977__

A nationwide poll on Hatch Act reform --

Opponent of Hatch Act Speaks Out, by Joseph Young, the Wash-

ington Star, March 16, 1975_----

Hatch Act Changes Are a Bad Idea, by Joseph Young, the Wash-

ington Star, March 4, 1975.-

Hatch Political Ban Ruled Illegal, by Barry Kalb, the Evening

Star, July 31, 1972-

The Hatch Act Political Restraint of Government Employees--

A Time for Change! by Frank Giordano, April 30, 1974.--
Blaylock, Kenneth :

Testimony

Letter and responses to questions, September 21, 1977-
Percentage of the Federal civilian work force currently repre-

sented by public employee unions-
Specific voluntary partisan political activities allowed and pro-
hibited to the typical offduty Government employees under the

existing Hatch Act and under H.R. 10.-

Prepared statement-----

Burdick, Hon. Quentin N.: Testimony-

Campbell, Alan K.:

Testimony

Prepared statement.

Letter to Senator Stevens, July 25, 1977-

Letter to Senator Ribicoff, July 15, 1977-

Letter from Senator Roth, July 20, 1977-

Letter to Senator Roth, August 1, 1977, with enclosures---

Questions from Senators Sasser and Percy-----
Letters to Senator Sasser with responses to questions, August 10,

1977

Clay, Hon. William L.:

Testimony

Prepared statement-

Restricted Positions in Hatch Act Reform, from the Congressional

Record, May 24, 1977--.

Letter to Senator Sasser, August 8, 1977--

Cole, Michael :

Testimony

Hatch Act polls.--

Prepared statement-

Connery, Vincent L.:

Testimony

Letter to Senator Sasser, October 7, 1977-

Cunigilo, Victor:

Testimony

Prepared statement-

Question from Senator Stevens and response...

Derwinski, Hon. Edward J.:

Testimony

Prepared statement-

Fields, C. H.:

Testimony

Prepared statement-

La Penta, James :

Testimony

Letter to Senator Sasser, August 17, 1977...

Letter to Senator Stevens, August 17, 1977---

McCart, John A.:

Testimony

Prepared statement-

Statement by the AFL-CIO executive council, May 4, 1977--

Letter and enclosure to Senator Sasser, September 15, 1977-

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Matthews, Thomas C., Jr.:

Testimony

Prepared statement-
Meiklejohn, Kenneth:

Testimony
Organizations supporting Hatch Act reform...

Press release: Metropolitan Residents Favor Hatch Act Reform -
Minarik, Jon :

Testimony ---

Prepared statement with attachments..
Morrison, Alan :

Testimony
Prepared statement-
"A Memo to the White House Staff," from the Washington Post,

August 30, 1972.-1
Civil Action: Public Citizen and Ralph Nader v. George P. Shultz,

Secretary of Treasury-
Federal Election Commission: Citizens for Reagan v. President

Ford Committee-----
Schaffer, Albert J.:

Testimony

Prepared statement -
Scott, Hon. William L. : Testimony---
Solarz, Hon. Steven J.:

Testimony
CRS analysis of the Hatch Act in Great Britain, France, and

Germany

Prepared statement_-
Tilton, George: Testimony-
Waldie, Jerome R.:

Testimony
Prepared statement of Mr. J. Joseph Vacca, president, National

Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO -
Letter and enclosure to Senator Sasser, August 2, 1977--

MATERIAL SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD
Text of S. 80-
Text of S. 980_
Text of H.R. 10__
Statement of Henry D. Eulau, employee of the Social Security

Administration
Statement of John F. Leyden, president, Professional Air Traffic Con-

trollers Organization.
Testimony of Spark M. Matsunaga, a Senator from the State of Hawaii---
Testimony of Arlof D. (Pete) Hewson with attachments-
Report No. F-6 on S. 80 by the New York County Lawyers Association,

September 1977..
Statement of the Chamber of Commerce, by Russell H. Perry-
Letter and statement of Joseph L. Fisher, a Representative in Congress

from the State of Virginia, September 30, 1977--
Letter and statement of Walter John, executive director, Organization of

Professional Employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Septem

ber 22, 1977---*Signing of Hatch Bill Will Open New Era in American Politics,” by J. A.

O'Leary, the Sunday Star, July 30, 1939_"The Hatch Act: A civil libertarian defense,” by John R. Bolton, American

Enterprise Institute, 1976_

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