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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES *
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A RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON
ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF THE TRANSITION PERIOD
Printed for the use of the Special Committee on Post-War
JERE COOPER, Tennessee HAMILTON FISH, New York
POST-WAR ECONOMIC POLICY AND PLANNING
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1944
Hous E of REPRESENTATIVES, SPECIAL COMMITTEE on Post-war ECONOMIC Policy AND PLANNING, |Washington, D. C. The special committee met at 10:30 a.m., pursuant to adjournment, in room 1304, New House Office Building, Hon. William M. Colmer (chairman) presiding. Present: Representatives Colmer (chairman), Cooper, Fish, Zimmerman, Reece, Voorhis, Murdock, O'Brien, Wolverton, and Lynch. The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order. As has already been stated informally, due to the fact that the House will convene at 11 o'clock instead of 12 today, we shall have to hurry through this session. General Hines, we are very grateful to have you here with the committee this morning. I am sure that the Congress as a whole appreciates the splendid service that you have rendered and are rendering as Administrator of the veterans’ affairs of this country. We appreciate, as you must, the tremendous responsibilities facing you as Administrator and the many problems confronting our returning veterans. We have great confidence in you and assure you that you have our sympathetic cooperation. neral, we would be pleased to have any statement that you care to make this morning; you will make yourself perfectly at home by being seated or standing, as you prefer.
STATEMENT OF BRIG. GEN. FRANK T. HINES, ADMINISTRATOR, RETRAINING AND REEMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF WAR MOBILIZATION
General HINEs. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate greatly your very complimentary remarks. I might say, briefly, in responding to them, that whatever I have been able to do has been primarily due to the splendid support and understanding that I have been able to have with the Congress of the United States. Without that, I doubt if anyone would have been able to handle the affairs of the veterans.
In this new assignment, Mr. Chairman, and in order to conserve your time, I have placed before each member of the committee, three statements. The first one is the statement that I submitted first to the subcommittee of the Military Affairs Committee of the Senate and the other day to the committee of the Senate headed by Senator George on post-war adjustment. It outlines, in my estimation, the problems—