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PROBLEMS OF CONTRACT TERMINATION
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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
UNITED STATES SENATE
OCT 2 -
S. J. Res. 80
NECTION WITH WAR CONTRACTS
OCTOBER 14 AND 15, 1943
Printed for the use of the Committee on Military Affairs
COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AFFAIRS
ROBERT R. REYNOLDS, North Carolina, Chairman ELBERT D. THOMAS, Utah
WARREN R. AUSTIN, Vermont EDWIN C, JOHNSON, Colorado
STYLES BRIDGES, New Hampshire LISTER HILL, Alabama
CIIAN GURNEY, South Dakota SHERIDAN DOWNEY, California
RIFUS C. HOLMAN, Oregon ALBERT B. CHANDLER, Kentucky
HENRY CABOT LODGE, JR., Massachusetts HARRY S. TRUMAN, Missouri
CHAPMAN REVERCOMB, West Virginia MON C. WALLGREN, Washington
GEORGE A. WILSON, Iowa
WESLEY E. MCDONALD, Clerk
SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONTRACT TERMINATION
JAMES E. MURRAY, Montana, Chairman HARRY S. TRUMAN, Missouri
CHAPMAN REVERCOMB, West Virginia II
Statement of -
Clarence L. Collens, Reliance Electric & Engineering Co., Cleve-
PROBLEMS OF CONTRACT TERMINATION
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1943
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met at 10:15 a. m., pursuant to call, in room 357, Senate Office Building, Senator James E. Murray (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.
Present: Senators Murray and Revercomb.
Also present: Dr. Robert K. Lamb, staff director; A. G. Silverman, general counsel; and B. M. Gross, chief of hearings and research.
Senator MURRAY. The hearing will come to order.
These hearings are in connection with S. 1268, S. 1280, and S. J. Res. 80, and I will ask that they be inserted in the record at this point.
[S. 1269, 78th Cong., 1st sess.)
A BILL To facilitate the termination of war contracts
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in connection with the termination of any contract, which is connected with or related to the prosecution of the war, entered into with any procurement department or agency of the Government, any such department or agency, without regard to any provision of law relating to the making, performance, amendment, or modification of contracts, may make or participate in making commitments or payments for any one or more of the following purposes :
(a) As or for advance or partial payments to contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers directly or indirectly under such contracts; or
(b) For loans or guaranties of loans to such contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers; or
(c) For the purchase of the rights of such contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers to such amounts certified by them to be due in connection with any such termination and upon such terms as may be prescribed or permitted by rules or regulations as set forth in section 2 of this Act.
SEC. 2. (a) The authority hereby granted shall be exercised by any such department or agency, subject to such rules and regulations and by means of such delegation of authority as the Chairman of the War Production Board, or such other official as the President may designate, may prescribe from time to time.
(b) The Chairman of the War Production Board, or such other official as the President may designate, shall prescribe rules and regulations which, to the maximum extent possible, provide for uniformity among the departments or agencies of the Government, set forth above.
(c) The Chairman of the War Production Board, or such other official as the President may designate, is directed to take such steps as may be necessary to provide for payment to contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, as soon as possible after the termination of a contract.