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JUNE 30, 1952, AND

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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

JOSEPH C. O'MAHONEY, Wyoming, Chairman CARL HAYDEN, Arizona

HOMER FERGUSON, Michigan RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgia

STYLES BRIDGES, New Hampshire DENNIS CHAVEZ, New Mexico

KENNETH WHERRY, Nebraska PAT MCCARRAN, Nevada

LEVERETT SALTONSTALL, Massachusetts BURNET R. MAYBANK, South Carolina WILLIAM F. KNOWLAND, California LISTER HILL, Alabama

MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

EDWARD J. THYE, Minnesota

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Ex OFFICIO MEMBERS FROM ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE HARRY F. BYRD, Virginia

WAYNE MORSE, Oregon LYNDON B. JOHNSON, Texas

EVERARD H. SMITH, Clerk

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the committee has been at work for more than 4 weeks dealing with

For the year 1951, Congress has appropriated something more than 848 billion for the Defense Establishment. The budget which is before us now accounts for $57,604,254,390, and that is exclusive of the estimate which will arrive later on with respect to public works

When the budget itself was submitted, it was there stated that the We understand it is going to be considerably more than that now amount for public works construction for defense would be $472 billion. But in any event, the figures indicate elearly how difficult is the task which has been laid upon the Defense Establishment.

It was felt that we should have this preliminary session, at which the Under Secretary of Defense, the Secretaries of the three branches of Defense, and their aides and assistants, and the head of the Municountry the steps which have been taken to scrutinize the expenditure tions Board should have the opportunity to tell the committee and the

When it is recalled that the appropriations for the entire operatior of the Federal Government in 1939 for Army, Navy, and the United for foreign responsibilities, and for all the expenditures, including courts, for the executive branch of the Government, for veterans' aid

interest upon the national debt, amounted to only $10,300,000,000, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1952

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1951

UNITED STATES SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,

Washington, D. C.
The subcommittee met at 10 a. m., pursuant to call, in the main
caucus room, Senate Office Building, Hon. Joseph C. O'Mahoney
(chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Senators O'Mahoney, Hayden, Maybank, Hill, Ferguson, SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

Wherry, Young, and Thye.
JOSEPH C. O'MAHONEY, Wyoming, Chairman

STATEMENT BY CHAIRMAN O'MAHONEY
CARL HAYDEN, Arizona

HOMER FERGUSON, Michigan
RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgis
STYLES BRIDGES, New Hampshire

Senator O'MAHONEY. The committee is now in session.
DENNIS CHAVEZ, New Mexico

KENNETH WHERRY, Nebraska PAT MCCARRAN, Nevada

LEVERETT SALTONSTALL, Massachusetts This meeting has been called as a preliminary to the detailed examBURNET R. MAYBANK, South Carolina WILLIAM F. KNOWLAND, California ination by the committee

of the budget

estimates which have been LISTER HILL, Alabama

MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakots

sent to the Congress. The fact that in the House of Representatives JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

EDWARD J. THYE, Minnesota

the estimates presented by the Navy alone is sufficient evidence of

the magnitude of the task that is presented to us. Ex OfficIO MEMBERS FROM ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE HARRY F. BYRD, Virginia

WAYNE MORSE, Oregon
LYNDON B. JOHNSON, Texas

TOTAL OBLIGATIONAL AUTHORITY
EVEBARD H. SMITH, Clerk

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of this tremendous fund.

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