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COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SOL BLOOM, New York, Chairman LUTHER A. JOHNSON, Texas

HAMILTON FISH, New York JOHN KEE, West Virginia

CHARLES A. EATON, New Jersey JAMES P. RICHARDS, South Carolina

GEORGE H. TINKHAM, Massachusetts JAMES A. SHANLEY, Connecticut

EDITH N. ROGERS, Massachusetts JOSEPH L. PFEIFER, New York

ROBERT B. CHIPERFIELD, Illinois PETE JARMAN, Alabama

JOHN M. VORYS, Ohio LAURENCE F. ARNOLD, Illinois

FOSTER STEARNS, New Hampshire W. 0. BURGIN, North Carolina

KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota
WIRT COURTNEY, Tennessee

BARTEL J. JONKMAN, Michigan
HERMAN P. EBERHARTER, Pennsylvania FRANCES P. BOLTON, Ohio
NOBLE J. GREGORY, Kentucky
THAD F. WASIELEWSKI, Wisconsin
ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida
JACOB E. DAVIS, Ohio

BOYD CRAWFORD, Clerk
LOUISE DREISONSTOK, Assistant Clerk

II

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

FEB 19 1941
DIVISION UF COCUMENTS

CONTENTS

Statements of -

Page

Barry, Hon. William B., Representative in Congress from the State of

New York.

682
Bulliti, Hon. William C., Washington, D. C..

581, 625
Burke, Mr. John, American Defense Society, New York City -

546
Castle, Hon. William R., Washington, D. Č.

480, 506
Cless, Mr. George H. Jr., Glens Falls, N. Y.

565
Dennis, William C., president of Earlham College, Richmond, Ind. 572
Dewey, Hon. Charles S., Representative in Congress from the State of
Illinois.

502
Emeny, Dr. Brooks, Cleveland, Ohio.--

465
Gibson, Hon. Ernest W. Jr., chairman, Committee to Defend America
by Aiding the Allies..

677
Grace, Mr. William J., chairman, The Citizens Keep America Out of
War Committee, Chicago, Ill.

558

Green, Hon. William, president of the American Federation of Labor,

Washington, D. C.--

663

Harriman, Hon. Mrs. J. Borden, United States Minister to Norway. 658
Hull, Hon. Cordell, Secretary of State, Washington, D.C..

2, 37
Johnson, Gen. Hugh S., Washington, D. C..

436
Kennedy, Hon. Joseph P., Ambassador Extraordinary and Pleni-
potentiary to Great Britian..

221

Knox, Hon. Frank, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C.

155

Knudsen, Hon. William S., Director General, Office of Production

Management, Washington, D. C..

189

Lindbergh, Col. Charles A., Lloyd Neck, X. Y.

371

Marsh, Mr. Benjamin C., executive secretary, Peoples Lobby, Wash-

ington, D. C.

550

Mac Nider, Col. Hanford, Mason City, Iowa-

351

Morgenthau, Hon. Henry Jr., Secretary of the Treasury, Washington,

D. C..

51

O'Ryan, Maj. Gen. John F., New York City

635

Pinchot, Hon. Amos, American Defense Society, New York City- 556

Smith, Hon. Frederick C., Representative in Congress from the State
of Ohio.---

685
Smith, Rev. Gerald L. K., national chairman, Committee of One
Million, Detroit, Mich.

537
Stimson, Hon. Henry L., Secretary of War, Washington, D. C. 85, 107
Thomas, Mr. Norman, national chairman, Socialist Party-

317

Thompson, Miss Dorothy, New York City-

644

Waldman, Mr. Louis, national chairman, Council of Social Democracy,

New York City.

675

III

LEND-LEASE BILL

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1941

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS,

Washington, D. C. The committee met at 10 a. m., Hon. Sol Bloom (chairman) presiding.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will kindly come to order. The Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives has under consideration H. R. 1776, a bill "Further to promote the defense of the United States, and for other purposes.” A copy of the bill will be made a part of the record at this point.

(H. R. 1776, 77th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL Further promote the defense of the United States, and for other purposes Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as "An Act to Promote the Defense of the United States”.

SEC, 2. As used in this Act-
(a) The term "defense article" means-
(1) Any weapon, munition, aircraft, vessel, or boat;

(2) Any machinery, facility, tool, material, or supply necessary for the manufacture, production, processing, repair, servicing, or operation of any article described in this subsection;

(3) Any component material or part of or equipment for any article described in this subsection;

(4) Any other commodity or article for defense. Such term "defense article” includes any article described in this subsection: Manufactured or procured pursuant to section 3, or to which United States or any foreign government has or hereafter acquires title, possession, or control.

(b) The term "defense information” means any plan, specification, design, prototype, or information pertaining to any defense article.

Sec. 3. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the President may, from time to time, when he deems it in the interest of national defense, authorize the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, or the head of any other department or agency of the Government

(1) To manufacture in arsenals, factories, and shipyards under their jurisdiction, or otherwise procure, any defense article for the government of any country whose defense the President deems vital to the defense of the United States.

(2) To sell, transfer, exchange, lease, lend, or otherwise dispose of, to any such government any defense article.

(3) To test, inspect, prove, repair, outfit, recondition, or otherwise to place in good working order any defense article for any such government.

(4) To communicate to any such government any defense information, pertaining to any defense article furnished to such government under paragraph (2) of this subsection.

(5) To release for export any defense article to any such government. (b) The terms and conditions upon which any such foreign government receives any aid authorized under subsection (a) shall be those which the President deems satisfactory, and the benefit to the United States may be payment or repay

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