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REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 1 OF 1971
(CONSOLIDATING VOLUNTEER ACTION

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Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations

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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

JACK BROOKS, Texas

CHET HOLIFIELD, California, Chairman

L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina
ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama
EDWARD A. GARMATZ, Maryland
JOHN E. MOSS, California
DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida
HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin
JOHN S. MONAGAN, Connecticut
TORBERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts
WILLIAM S. MOORHEAD. Pennsylvania
CORNELIUS E. GALLAGHER, New Jersey
WM. J. RANDALL, Missouri

BENJAMIN S. ROSENTHAL, New York
JIM WRIGHT, Texas

FERNAND J. ST GERMAIN, Rhode Island
JOHN C. CULVER, Iowa

FLOYD V. HICKS, Washington
GEORGE W. COLLINS, Illinois

DON FUQUA, Florida

JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan
BILL ALEXANDER, Arkansas
BELLA S. ABZUG, New York

FLORENCE P. DWYER, New Jersey
OGDEN R. REID, New York
FRANK HORTON, New York
JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois
JOHN W. WYDLER, New York
CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio
GUY VANDER JAGT, Michigan
GILBERT GUDE, Maryland

PAUL N. MCCLOSKEY, JR., California
JOHN H. BUCHANAN, JR., Alabama
SAM STEIGER, Arizona
GARRY BROWN, Michigan

BARRY M. GOLDWATER, JR., California
J. KENNETH ROBINSON, Virginia
WALTER E. POWELL, Ohio
CHARLES THONE, Nebraska

HERBERT ROBACK, Staff Director
CHRISTINE RAY DAVIS, Staff Administrator
JAMES A. LANIGAN, General Counsel

MILES Q. ROMNEY, Associate General Counsel
J. P. CARLSON, Minority Counsel

WILLIAM H. COPENHAVER, Minority Professional Staff

LEGISLATION AND MILITARY OPERATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE
CHET HOLIFIELD, California, Chairman

EDWARD A. GARMATZ, Maryland
BENJAMIN S. ROSENTHAL, New York
JIM WRIGHT, Texas

FERNAND J. ST GERMAIN, Rhode Island
DON FUQUA, Florida

WILLIAM S, MOORHEAD, Pennsylvania

FRANK HORTON, New York
JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois
JOHN W. WYDLER, New York
CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio

HERBERT ROBACK, Subcommittee Staff Director

ELMER W. HENDERSON, Subcommittee Counsel for Legislation
DOUGLAS G. DAHLIN, Subcommittee Counsel
JOSEPH LUMAN, Subcommittee Defense Analyst
PAUL RIDGELY, Subcommittee Investigator

CATHERINE KOEBERLEIN, Subcommittee Research Analyst
VERONICA B. JOHNSON, Subcommittee Clerk
GLORIA RUBIN, Subcommittee Clerk

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CONTENTS

Message from the President of the United States, transmitting Reorganiza-
tion Plan No. 1 of 1971, to consolidate various voluntary action programs

Text of House Resolution 411...

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Blatchford, Joseph H., Director, Peace Corps; accompanied by
Christopher Mould, Director, U.S. Office of Voluntary Action____ 70, 235
Burrell, Berkeley G., president, the National Business League _ _
Carlucci, Frank, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity; accom-
panied by Carol M. Khosrovi, Director of VISTA

126, 235

Channing, Walter H., chairman, Planning Committee, Service Corps

of Retired Executives (SCORE); accompanied by Robert Kyle,

SCORE representative, region II.

Eberly, Donald J., executive director, National Service Secretariat__
Eisenberg, Pablo, associate director, National Organizations of the
National Urban Coalition_.

Ewing, Bayard, United Way of America

Holifield, Hon. Chet, a Representative in Congress from the State of
California, and chairman, Legislation and Military Operations Sub-
committee, opening statement_ _

Horton, Hon. Frank, a Representative in Congress from the State of

New York..

Kleppe, Thomas S., Administrator, Small Business Administration_.
Kurzman, Stephen, Assistant Secretary for Legislation; accompanied
by Howard A. Cohen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation
(Welfare); and John B. Martin, Commissioner for Aging-
Nash, Bernard E., executive director, National Retired Teachers
Association and American Association of Retired Persons; ac-
companied by Peter W. Hughes, legislative assistant - - .

Newbery, Thomas L., chairman, National Steering Committee,

National VISTA Alliance; accompanied by Stephen Regenstreif,

staff director..

O'Neal, Robert L., VISTA supervisor, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Perkins, Hon. Carl D., a Representative in Congress from the State of
Kentucky, and chairman, Committee on Education and Labor.
Tabor, Martha, Council of EOE locals of AFGE (AFL-CIO); accom-
panied by Mickey Carriere and Charles Lee, Local 2677, AFGE..
Thayer, Paul B., Rochester VISTA Coalition, Rochester, N. Y.
Thompson, Hon. Frank, Jr., a Representative in Congress from the
State of New Jersey; accompanied by Stephen Cohen, staff member_
Weber, Arnold R., Associate Director, Office of Management and
Budget; accompanied by Dwight A. Ink, Assistant Director; and
Charles F. Simms, Government Organization Branch.

Letters, statements, et cetera, submitted for the record by—

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230

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29, 60

Armstrong, Neil A., Chairman, National Advisory Council, Peace
Corps, statement_.

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Carriere, Mickey, Local 2677, AFGE, statement.

158

Channing, Walter H., Chairman, Planning Committee, Service Corps
of Retired Executives (SCORE): Committee resolution.

Ford, Hon. William D., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Michigan, statement..

63

Fulton, Hon. Richard, a Representative in Congress from the State of
Tennessee, statement.

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Letters, statements-Continued

Kleppe, Thomas S., Administrator, Small Business Administration:

Appendix to remarks..

Statement.

Minarchenko, Paul, legislative representative, American Federation
of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, statement
Nash, Bernard E., executive director, National Retired Teachers
Association and American Association of Retired Persons, state-
ment__

Newberry, Thomas L., chairman, National Steering Committee, Na-

tional VISTA Alliance:

Legislative referral memorandum dated March 5, 1971, from the

Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and

Budget, to various Federal agencies, re legislation and program

plan for the National Volunteer Agency.

Memorandum to Frank Carlucci, Director, OEO, from John

Wilson, Head of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, OEO,

re a 23-percent cut in poverty funds and the elimination of

VISTA

Possible legislative changes to be proposed after the creation of

the new volunteer agency by reorganization plan.

Statement on the future of ОEO..

O'Neal, Robert L., VISTA supervisor, statement.

O'Rourke, Walter P., accredited representative of the Service Corps

of Retired Executives (SCORE), statement__

Perkins, Hon. Carl D., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Kentucky, and chairman, Committee on Education and Labor,

statement

Richardson, Elliot L., Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare,

statement__

Riegle, Hon. Donald W., Jr., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Michigan, statement_

Rosenthal, Benjamin S., a Representative in Congress from the State

of New York: Memorandum to Members of Congress, dated April

26, 1971, from VISTA volunteers of Richmond, Ind., subject: Why

we oppose the "Action Corps" (Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1971)

Thayer, Paul B., Rochester VISTA Coalition, Rochester, N. Y.: List
of member agencies presently involved in the VISTA program in
Rochester

Weber, Arnold R., Associate Director, Office of Management and

Budget:

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Exhibit A.-Chart delineating Action organization.
Letter to Hon. Frank Horton from George P. Shultz, Director,
Office of Management and Budget, dated April 29, 1971, re
status of VISTA under the reorganization plan, and funding--

Woman Power for Comprehensive National Service, Rochester, N. Y.,

statement_ _

REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 1 OF 1971
(CONSOLIDATING VOLUNTEER
ACTION ORGANIZATIONS)

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1971

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

LEGISLATION AND MILITARY OPERATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE

OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a.m., in room 2154, Rayburn House Office Building; Hon. Chet Holifield (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Representatives Chet Holifield, Benjamin S. Rosenthal, Fernand J. St Germain, Don Fuqua, William S. Moorhead, Frank Horton, John N. Erlenborn, John W. Wydler, and Clarence J. Brown. Also present: Representative John S. Monagan, chairman, Legal and Monetary Affairs Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations.

Staff members present: Elmer W. Henderson, subcommittee counsel for legislation; Herbert Roback, staff director; James A. Lanigan, general counsel, Committee on Government Operations; Douglas Dahlin, subcommittee counsel for military operations; William H. Copenhaver and Warren Buhler, minority professional staff.

OPENING STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN HOLIFIELD

Chairman HOLIFIELD. The subcommittee will be in order.
Our guests will please take seats if seats are available.

The Chair notes that we have an unusually fine representation of young people here today and we do welcome you. We know of your interest in these volunteer agencies and we appreciate your appearance here today to see the function of your Government on legislative proposals.

I might just say for your information that we have before us a Presidential reorganization plan. Now, this is different from an ordinary piece of legislation which is sent up to a committee of jurisdiction in that a committee of jurisdiction may or may not hold hearings on substantive legislative proposals. Under the Reorganization Act, which was passed by Congress, the President may send up plans shifting functions around within the Government and those plans would automatically go into effect in 60 days unless a disapproval resolution is passed. When that disapproval resolution is filed, it is almost mandatory to bring the matter to the floor for a full vote of the Congress.

Now, this committee, notwithstanding the fact that it would not have to bring a measure to the floor, has usually followed the practice of bringing the measure to the floor with a resolution of either approval or disapproval in order that the Congress as a whole might

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