Organization of Congress: Hearings Before the Joint Committee on the Organization of the Congress Congress of the United States, Eighty-ninth Congress, First[-second] Session, Pursuant to S. Con. Res. 2, Parts 14-16
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945
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Page 1512 - ... advance, or deposit of money, or anything of value, and includes a contract, promise, or agreement, whether or not legally enforceable to make a contribution; (e) The term "expenditure...
Page 2063 - I had rather ask an enlargement of power from the nation, where it is found necessary, than to assume it by a construction which would make our powers boundless. Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.
Page 1957 - Professional staff members shall not engage in any work other than committee business and no other duties may be assigned to them.
Page 2086 - It is necessary, then, that the executive magistrate should be the guardian of the people, even of the lower classes, against legislative tyranny ; against the great and the wealthy, who, in the course of things, will necessarily compose the legislative body.
Page 2063 - The language of the Constitution cannot be interpreted safely except by reference to the common law and to British institutions as they were when the instrument was framed and adopted.
Page 2072 - The only power that is involved here is the power to get information from those who best can give it and who are most interested in not doing so. Because judicial power is reluctant if not unable to summon evidence until it is shown to be relevant to issues in litigation, it does not follow that an administrative agency charged with seeing that the laws are enforced may not have and exercise powers of original inquiry. It has a power of inquisition...
Page 2075 - In that period the power of inquiry — with enforcing process — was regarded and employed as a necessary and appropriate attribute of the power to legislate — indeed, was treated as inhering in it. Thus there is ample warrant for thinking, as we do, that the constitutional provisions which commit the legislative function to the two houses are intended to include this attribute to the end that the function may be effectively exercised.
Page 1617 - Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
Page 2070 - ... the administration of the Department of Justice — whether its functions were being properly discharged or were being neglected or misdirected, and particularly whether the Attorney General and his assistants were performing or neglecting their duties in respect of the institution and prosecution of proceedings to punish crimes and enforce appropriate remedies against the wrongdoers — specific instances of alleged neglect being recited.