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JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING Mr. ANDREWS. The next item is for the Joint Committee on Printing, on page 62 of the print. The request is for $198,140, an increase of $8,440 over the 1968 appropriation. That increase seems to relate only to annualization of last October's pay increase.

I have here a letter of March 29 from Senator Hayden, chairman of the joint committee, which, without objection, we will include at this point along with the schedule appearing at the bottom of page 62.

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING,

March 29, 1968.
Hon. GEORGE W. ANDREWS,
Chairman, Subcommittee on Legislative Appropriations,
Committee on Appropriations,
House of Representatives,
Washington, D.C.

DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: In response to your letter of February 21, 1968, I am sending you the joint committee's justification of budget estimates for fiscal year 1969.

The 1969 budget request of $198,440 is equivalent to the previous committee appropriation of $190,000, plus $8,440 necessary to cover the Postal Revenue and Federal Salary Act of 1967 (Public Law 90–206), effective October 1, 1967, on a full-year basis for fiscal year 1969.

During the past year the Joint Committee on Printing has effected a number of noteworthy gains, some of which probably have already come to your attention.

For example, the new practices of achieving a truer account of debates and proceedings in the two branches of Congress, as reflected in the Congressional Record. An indexed listing of Extensions of Remarks now is easily accessible on the back page of the daily Record and, of course, all of this material ultimately will be preserved in the Permanent Bound Record. The response of the congressional membership to this arrangement has been particularly well received, and the many expressions of public acknowledgment are gratifying.

Also, considerable strides in developing cost consciousness in congressional printing generally have been made, aided materially by the cooperative attitude of committee staffs.

Another important activity is the revision and codification of title 44, United States Code, and I am pleased to say that is is progressing steadily,

Considering the constant growth of Federal printing and the steady decentralizing trend of the departments and agencies, one of the truly significant new policy directions recently established by the Joint Committee on Printing is the Regional Procurement Center program whereby a larger part of the total workload will be contracted by the Public Printer with commercial printers. Three such centers have been set up-St. Louis, Mo., Boston, Mass., and Philadelphia, Pa.-and others will follow until a national service is in being, all designed to create a more responsive and advantageous service.

Last, though far from least, is the operational success of the Linotron, the high-speed photocomposition system which resulted from the joint committee directed research and development program.

As evidence that it is meeting our high expectation, we advise that the first production job composed at the Government Printing Office on the Linotron : namely, the "Department of Defense Master Cross Reference List," will result in an estimated annual savings of $321,000,

The staff is currently underway with other programs designed to effect greater efficiency and economy in Federal printing, and its report of up-to-date progress are gratifying.

Your very sincerely,

Chairman

CLERK'S NOTE: The following was supplied by the joint committee chairman:

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JOINT COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL REVENUE TAXATION Mr. JENNINGS. For the payment of salaries and other expenses of the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation, fiscal year 1969, $531,905, compared with $480,000, appropriated in 1968, or an increase of $51,905.

This estimate was submitted as requested, and if your committee desires any further information regarding this particular item, I respectfully refer you to Mr. L. N. Woodworth, Chief of Staff, Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation.

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Mr. ANDREWS. Who is the current chairman of the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation ?

Mr. JENNINGS. Senator Russell Long.

Mr. ANDREWS. We will insert the schedule on page 65 of the committee print.

(The schedule follows:)

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JOINT COMMITTEE ON DEFENSE PRODUCTION Mr. JENNINGS. For the payment of salaries and other expenses the Joint Committee on Defense Production, fiscal year 1969, 991 compared with $87,435 appropriated for 1968, or an increase of $$

This estimate was submitted as requested, and if your commi desires any further information regarding this particular itet respectfully refer you to Hon. Wright Patman, chairman of the Jus Committee on Defense Production.

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Mr. ANDREWS. What is the increase of $3,935 for?
Mr. JENNINGS. Salary increase.
Mr. ANDREWS. In 1966 you had an unexpended balance of $13,857.40.
Mr. JENNINGS. Yes.

Mr. ANDREws. In 1967 you had an unexpended balance of $6,332.61; is that correct?

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir.

Mr. ANDREWS. Apparently the only increase is in connection with the annualization of the pay increase of last October; is that correct?

Mr. JENNINGS. Yes, sir.

Mr. ANDREWS. Without objection we will include the letter from Hon. Wright Patman, chairman of the Joint Committee on Defense Production on page 67 of the committee print and the chart that appears on the lower part of page 66.

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FEBRUARY 27, 1968. Ion. GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Thairman, Legislative Subcommittee on Appropriations, .S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: In accordance with your request of February 21, 1968, be estimated expenses of this committee for the fiscal year 1969 are as follows: lerk and counsel..

111 $22, 937.64 rofessional staff member-

- 21, 504. 48 rofessional staff member---

20, 896, 32 rofessional staff member.--

15, 981. 24 ecretary ----------------------------------

8, 362. 08 eporting services, travel, stationery, publications, and miscellaneous office expenses.----

1, 688. 24

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Total

91, 370.00

JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING Mr. ANDREWS. The next item is for the Joint Committee on Printing. on page 62 of the print. The request is for $198,140, an increase : $8,440 over the 1968 appropriation. That increase seems to relate on!; to annualization of last October's pay increase.

I have here a letter of March 29 from Senator Hayden, chairman the joint committee, which, without objection, we will include at the point along with the schedule appearing at the bottom of page 62.

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING,

March 29, 196
Hon. GEORGE W. ANDREWS,
Chairman, Subcommittee on Legislative Appropriations,
Committee on Appropriations,
House of Representatives,
Washington, D.C.

DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: In response to your letter of February 21, 1968. I : sending you the joint committee's justification of budget estimates for fiscal yra. 1969.

The 1969 budget request of $198,440 is equivalent to the previous commitir appropriation of $190,000, plus $8,440 necessary to cover the Postal Revenue a: : Federal Salary Act of 1967 (Public Law 90-206), effective October 1, 1967, (1. full-year basis for fiscal year 1969.

During the past year the Joint Committee on Printing has effected a number of noteworthy gains, some of which probably have already come to your attention

For example, the new practices of achieving a truer account of debates a:: proceedings in the two branches of Congress, as reflected in the Congressional Rp. ord. An indexed listing of Extensions of Remarks now is easily accessible on the back page of the daily Record and, of course, all of this material ultimately r be preserved in the Permanent Bound Record. The response of the congres jor": membership to this arrangement has been particularly well received, and t many expressions of public acknowledgment are gratifying.

Also, considerable strides in developing cost consciousness in congressing printing generally have been made, aided materially by the cooperative attitude committee staffs.

Another important activity is the revision and codification of title 44. Vait States Code, and I am pleased to say that is is progressing steadily.

Considering the constant growth of Federal printing and the steady decentralt ing trend of the departments and agencies, one of the truly significant new pelis directions recently established by the Joint Committee on Printing is the Region Procurement Center program whereby a larger part of the total workload w be contracted by the Public Printer with commercial printers. Three such cente have been set up-St. Louis, Mo., Boston, Mass., and Philadelphia, Pa. others will follow until a national service is in being, all designed to create a more responsive and advantageous service.

Last, though far from least, is the operational success of the Linotron, the high-speed photocomposition system which resulted from the joint committee directed research and development program.

As evidence that it is meeting our high expectation, we advise that the 6production job composed at the Government Printing Office on the Liroth, namely, the "Department of Defense Master Cross Reference List," will text! in an estimated annual savings of $321,000.

The staff is currently underway with other programs designed to effect gress: efficiency and economy in Federal printing, and its report of up-to-date program are gratifying.

Your very sincerely,

Chairman

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