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Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir. Mr. ANDREWS. If at the end of the 90th Congress he has units available, those unused units carry over into the 91st Congress?
Mr. JENNINGs. Right, not to exceed 140,000 units.
Mr. ANDREWS. If a man leaves the 90th Congress for reasons we will not discuss and he has a balance remaining, it dies with his term of service; is that right?
Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir; that is right. But by the same token, should he have any remaining balance to be collected, then we attempt to collect that balance because it cannot be carried over because he does not have any allowance to charge it to.
(Off the record.)
STATIONERY REVOLVING FUND
Mr. JENNINGS. For stationery, an allowance for each Representative and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, for the first session of the 91st Congress, $1,308,000, to remain available until expended. This is the same as appropriated for 1968.
Mr. ANDREW. Is the stationery room doing more business every year, and how much?
Mr. JENNINGs. It is going considerably more business. They are doing well over $100,000 of business a month over there.
EARNINGS OF STATIONERY ROOM
Mr. ANDREWS. Are they making any profit? Mr. JENNINGS. It is operated on a revolving fund. As a matter of fact, if it were not for the discount we are able to take advantage of and to cover up for the breakage we would actually have a loss.
Mr. ANDREWS. You are having no loss?
Mr. JENNINGS. Here again, we found it necessary to ask for some administrative procedures to be followed over there because we only have the moneys that are appropirated to the individual members that we might operate from and there are so many members that use more than their allowance that we had to ask them to replenish their account when it was overdrawn.
Mr. ANDREWS. Recite the profit or loss in the last 3 or 4 years, including the current year. You can put that in the record if you do not have the figure now. (The information follows:)
Stationery Room net income 1964 1965 1966 1967
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Mr. ANDREWS. How many employees work in the stationery room! Mr. JENNINGS. They are all included under the personnel of the Clerk's Office. If you refer back to page 11 of the committee print, you have 25 employees.
Mr. ANDREWS. Do you have an unexpended balance in this account? Mr. JENNINGS. No, sir, except the colloquy we have carried on here hat would remain available. Mr. ANDREWS. Any questions about the stationery fund? Mr. LANGEN. No questions. Mr. ANDREWS. Proceed.
POSTAGE STAMPS Mr. JENNINGS. For airmail and special delivery postage stamp llowances for the first session of the 91st Congress for the official ise of each Member and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, ach standing committee of the House, the Speaker, the majority ind minority leaders, the majority and minority whips, and officers of the House, as authorized by law, $320,390; compared with $228,550 appropriated for 1968, or an increase of $91,840.
This is the amount authorized by House Resolution 1003.
H. Res. 1003 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, U.S., DECEMBER 14, 1967 Resolved, That effective January 3, 1968, (a) in addition to postage stamps luthorized to be furnished under any other provision of law, until otherwise provided by law, the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall procure and furlish United States airmail and special delivery postage stamps (1) to each Repesentative and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico serving as such on ind after the date of adoption of this resolution, in an amount not exceeding $200 ind (2) to each standing committee of the House of Representatives, upon request of the chairman thereof, in an amount not exceeding $120.
(b) In addition to postage stamps authorized under any other provision of aw, unless otherwise provided by law, the Speaker, the majority and minority eaders, and the majority and minority whips of the House of Representatives hall each be allowed United States airmail and special delivery postage stamps n an amount not exceeding $180, and the following officers of the House of Repesentatives shall each be allowed such stamps in the amounts herein specified is follows: The Clerk of the House, $320; the Sergeant at Arms, $240; the Doorreeper, $200; and the Postmaster, $160.
(c) There shall be paid out of the contingent fund of the House of Representaives such sums as may be necessary to carry out this resolution. Attest:
Clerk. Mr. ANDREWS. What it did, if I remember correctly, is increase the imount of postage stamps allocated to each member.
that is movable comes under the Clerk of the House. There are exprop tions, the venetian blinds and rugs and so forth, and electrical things But I found in 1966 we paid $6,483.60 for ice, in 1967 we paid $6,159 fi: ice, and I found I could buy an ice machine for each of the three built ings for $12,777.44. And I did.
So far in the year of 1968, we have only spent $1,000. But in 16 we should not spend anything, or very, very little, and the reason th:was spent was because the ice machines were not installed and the represents the expenditures back in those months at the beginning of the year before we started using the machine
Mr. ANDREWS. You have stopped buying ice now?
Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, except on special requests and special occasions As a result, we are getting a cube of ice now that is much more usah and we do not have the waste.
Mr. ANDREWS. What do you use that ice for? Mr. JENNINGs. It is used in the committees around the committe tables and for the witnesses. It is used in the dining rooms and it used in the individual Members' offices, such as the one you have right on the table at this time.
Mr. LANGEN. Any savings of that kind are certainly timely and arpropriate and ought to be made, and I commend the Clerk for ant savings he accomplishes in any and all of the services that are supplied
Mr. ANDREWs. And you stopped buying ice from outside. You makr the ice that is used here for ice water in committee rooms and in to dining rooms?
Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir. Our last purchase of ice was November 1967, and that was $229.80.
Mr. ANDREWS. It had been running $6,000 a year?
Mr. ANDREWS. Mr. Langen has another question he wants to u about savings you have been responsible for.
Mr. LANGEN. What about the wall calendars that have been ser plied to the Members ? Can you tell us about this?
Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir. This was something that was really gettin. out of hand through perhaps no fault of anyone. Last year in 1967 spent a total of $48,960 for wall calendars. It represented 90.001) them and cost us 54.4 cents each. In our cleaning out operation it is not uncommon to find stacks of calendars that were not used. As a matter of fact, it was not uncommon to have Members of Congre place them outside and in our baling operation we would find the who section of calendars that were a year old.
This year I went before the House Administration Committee this. It was becoming quite a problem to me to determine who got whe You would have requests for 1,500, 5,000, 200, there was no rule follow. So I asked the House Administration Committee to give > some direction and to pass some rules whereby everyone would as only be treated alike, but it would bring some direction to this have a total expenditure this year for calendars of $36,270. That resents a total of 71,431 calendars. We were able to get the cost &
to 40 cents each rather than 57 cents each; 25,603 of those calendars went to the stationery room and were paid out of stationery accounts, individual Members bought them, which means this year, rather than passing out 90,000 calendars, we passed out 45,828 for use around the Capitol. The cost was $25,814 instead of $48,960, for a total savings of $23,116.
Mr. LANGEN. You are to be complimented. I am sure you found the distribution and satisfaction of everybody concerned was better served, too.
Mr. JENNINGS. I do not know. I might have to take issue with that particular statement as far as the distribution and satisfaction is concerned.
Mr. ANDREWS. Did you get many complaints ?
(Discussion off the record.)
Mr. JENNINGs. For stenographic reports of committee hearings, ther than special and select committees, $223,000. This is the same as ppropriated in 1968.
We have no way of knowing exactly what will be used. However, Du will notice in 1966 we requested the same amount, we had $16,000 ft over. In 1967 the same amount, we had $51,000. As of February I, we had spent $97,723.10, which leaves a balance of $125,276.90.
I think based on past history, although we have been showing ughly $50,000 a year less, the business has increased as more and ore committee hearings are ordered and reported. Mr. ANDREWs. This is a matter over which you have no control? Mr. JENNINGS. Absolutely none. Mr. ANDREWS. There have been no changes in this appropriation aount for several years, but I know you have had a rather subintial unexpended balance in each of the last 2 years, and you forest about the same unexpended balance at the end of this year. Mr. JENNINGS. Based only on the expenditures to date and past irs. Vir. ANDREWS. Proceed, please.
SPECIAL AND SELECT COMMITTEES Mr. JENNINGs. For the information of the committee, we submit · the record a tabulated statement showing the various committee estigations authorized during the 90th Congress, as if February
1968. This statement shows the total amounts authorized, the ounts expended, and the unexpended balances. The committee
should take into consideration that the authorizations are on a sessie or term basis, whereas the appropriations are on a fiscal year basis.
The total authorized for the 90th Congress as of February 29, 19** totals $8,288,400.
SPECIAL AND SELECT COMMITTEES.-90TH CONG., JAN. 3, 1967, THROUGH FEB. 29, 1968
Agriculture (Congressman Poage, Texas, chairman), H. Res. 83, Feb. 21, 1967, and H. Res. 141, Mar. 7, 1967.
$100,000.00 $64, 162.02 $35, 83 Armed Services (Congressman Rivers, South Carolina, chairman). H. Res. 124, Feb. 20, 1967, and H. Res. 125, Mar. 8, 1967.
300,000.00 160, 020.35 139,99 € Banking and Currency (General) (Congressman Patman, Texas, chairman), H. Res. 356, Mar. 8, 1967; H. Res. 379, Mar. 22, 1967; and H. Res. 959, Feb. 28, 1968....
550,000,00 275, 110.79 274,823 . Banking and Currency (Housing) (Congressman Patman, Texas, chairman), H. Res. 356, Mar. 8, 1967; H. Res. 378, Mar. 22, 1967; and H. Res. 975, Feb. 28, 1968..
375,000.00 193,589.37 11.30 District of Columbia (Congressman McMillan, South Carolina, chairman)
H. Res. 68, Feb. 21, 1967; H. Res. 234, Mar. 22, 1967; and H. Res. 1024,
100,000.00 38, 333.25 61,666"} Education and Labor (Congressman Perkins, Kentucky, chairman), H.
Res. 218, Feb. 21, 1967; H. Res. 243, Mar. 22, 1967; and H. Res. 1026,
1,058, 400.00 495, 859. 42 562, 548, 9 Full committee..
482, 400.00 180, 902.01 301,463 No. 1, Special Subcommittee on Education (Congressman Green, Oregon).
96,000.00 53,858.14 12,16 % No. 2, Special Subcommittee on Labor (Congressman Thompson, New Jersey)...----
96,000.00 54,019.00 41,9: 1 No. 3, Select Subcommittee on Labor (Congressman Holland, Pennsylvania)...
96,000.00 57,919.29 30 No.4, General Subcommittee on Labor (Congressman Dent, Pennsylvania)..
96,000.00 51, 320.72 44.09 3 No. 5, General Subcommittee on Education (Congressman Pucinski, Illinois)...
96,000.00 59,073.43 36,135.5 No. 6, Select Subcommittee on Education (Congressman Daniels, New Jersey)-------
96,000.00 38,766.83 57.3: Foreign Affairs (Congressman Morgan, Pennsylvania, chairman), H. Res. 179, Feb. 21, 1967, and H. Res. 260, Mar. 22, 1967.
175,000.00 110, 979. 696. Government Operations (Congressman Dawson, Illinois, chairman), H.
Res. 110, Feb. 21, 1967, and H. Res. 109, Mar. 8, 1967, rule XI(8).... 725,000.00 841, 746.29 (116,746 S House Administration (Congressman Burleson, Texas, chairman), H. Res. 227, Mar. 8, 1967.....
50,000.00 14.600.15 6 6 Interior and Insular Affairs (Congressman Aspinall, Colorado, chairman),
H. Res. 34, Feb. 21, 1967; H. Res. 114, Mar. 22, 1967; and H. Res. 1016,
180,000.00 82,034. 33 97.3 Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Congressman Staggers, West Virginia,
chairman), H. Res. 168, Feb. 27, 1967; H. Res. 354, Mar. 22, 1967; and H. Res. 1056, Feb. 28, 1968....
720,000.00 311,986.51 Judiciary (Congressman Celler, New York, chairman), H. Res. 40. Feb. 21.
1967; and H. Res. 132, Mar. 22, 1967; and H. Res. 1018, Feb. 28, 1968. 500,000.00 247, 402.88 252, S . Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Congressman Garmatz, Maryland, chairman), H. Res. 19, Feb. 21, 1967; H. Res. 20, Mar. 8, 1967; and H. Res. 1044. Feb. 28, 1968...
270,000.00 122, 445.87 19,5 Post Office and Civil Service (Congressman Dulski, New York, chairman).
H. Res. 203, Feb. 21, 1967; H. Res. 210, Mar. 22, 1967; and H. Res. 1053,
595,000.00 271,945.79 326. Public Works (Congressman Fallon, Maryland, chairman), H. Res. 203, Feb.
27, 1967; H. Res. 248, Apr.5, 1967; and H. Res. 1071, Feb. 28, 1968 1,010,000.00 494, 122. IO $15.95 Rules (Congressman Colmer, Mississippi, chairman), K. Res. 400, May 11, 1967....
5,000.00 1,327.23 11+ ** Science and Astronautics (Congressman Miller, California, cha H. Res. 312, Mar. 8, 1967, and H. Res. 364, Apr. 5, 1967...
250,000.00 262.081.20 (2.00 Small Business (Congressman Evins, Tennessee, chairman), H.
Feb. 1, 1967; H. Res. 202, Mar. 8, 1967; and H. Res, 1050, Feb. 28, 1968... 715,000.00 352,065. 46
350,000.00 400, 387.87 (52,5 1 Veterans' Affairs (Congressman Teague, Texas, chairman), H. Res. 101,
Feb. 21, 1967; H. Res. 126, Mar. 22, 1967; and H. Res. 1030, Feb. 28, 1968.
. 175,000.00 85,237.90 € Ways and Means (Congressman Mills, Arkansas, chairman), H. Res. 266. Mar. 22, 1967..
50, 000 00 6, 056, 5s = Adam C. Powell Investigation (Congressman Celler. New York, chairman), H. Res. 1, Jan. 10, 1967, and H. Res. 177, Feb. 8, 1967...
25,000.00 18.982. 73 Total
... 8,278, 400.00 4,850,977.76 3.48.6 Standards and Conduct (Congressman Price, Illinois), H. Res. 871, Sept. 21, 1967.
10,000.00 1,494.64 89 Grand total.
.......... 8,288, 400.00 4.852, 472.00 jer