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SUBCOMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS
W. F. NORRELL, Arkansas, Chairman
WALT HORAN, Washington
FRANK T. BOW, Ohio
Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations
WASHINGTON : 1960
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas
JOHN TABER, New York HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California
BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa ALBERT THOMAS, Texas
H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio
WALT HORAN, Washington W. F. NORRELL, Arkansas
GORDON CANFIELD, New Jersey JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi
IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama
GERALD R. FORD, JR., Michigan JOHN J. ROONEY, New York
HAROLD C, OSTERTAG, New York J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia
FRANK T. BOW, Ohio JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island
CHARLES RAPER JONAS, North Carolina ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida
MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin PRINCE H. PRESTON, Georgia
ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana
GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan
JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois
JOHN R. PILLION, New York FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota
PHIL WEAVER, Nebraska JOHN J. RILEY, South Carolina
WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee
KEITH THOMSON, Wyoming JOHN F. SHELLEY, California
ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois
SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts
KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staff Director
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1961
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1960. ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL
WITNESSES J. GEORGE STEWART, ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL JAMES H. BANKS, SECOND ASSISTANT ARCHITECT CHARLES A. HENLOCK, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER PHILIP L. ROOF. EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE ARCHITECT WALTER L. RUBEL, COORDINATING ENGINEER THOMAS F. CLANCY, SUPERVISING ENGINEER, CAPITOL BUILDING A E. RIDGELL, SUPERINTENDENT, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDINGS
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
DR. L. QUINCY MUMFORD, LIBRARIAN
PETER ZMA YUSKI, MANAGER Mr. NORRELL. The committee will come to order. We are starting our legislative hearings this morning. Much could be said about the members of this subcommittee, but, while they all are not old, they are experienced Congressmen both as Members of Congress and as members of this subcommittee. Also, our staff help are extremely competent and much could be said in commendation of them.
We are trying to get through without undue delay this year. I am not going to ask any more questions than I have to. Of course, the other members of the committee may ask as many questions as they want. Since I have been chairman of this subcommittee all of the members of the subcommittee have written the bill. If we have done a good job, they should be given full credit. If we have done a bad job, I will take the responsibility for that.
One other thing and then I will start the hearing. We have a lot of new activities. Requests come from the townships and counties of the several States and from the States and our National Government. They all want additional funds and more services. As far as I am concerned—and that only means me personally—we have reached a time when we have got to quit authorizing these projects and new activities and hold government employment down just as closely as we can. It has been a long time since there has been a sub
stantial budget surplus and the way we have been expanding many of these programs
it will be a long time before we do have such a surplus. How long we can run on that basis I do not know, but as far as I am concerned I doubt we can continue on a deficit basis very long.
So I hope in the requests that are made to the subcommittee you will all have that in mind. You can be of great help to the subcommittee in trying to keep the expenditure of money down as closely as possible. All of you are American citizens, just as I am and just as we all are, and I believe we all recognize the fact that we need to try to hold expenditures down.
The first item that we are going to consider this morning will be the Architect of the Capitol. Our old friend, Mr. J. George Stewart, who is the Architect of the Capitol, is present, and I will ask him to present his assistants who are present and will testify, if he needs their testimony, or if the committee needs it.
Mr. Stewart, I recognize you at this time to introduce your assistants this morning.
Mr. STEWART. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I have a list prepared here of my assistants who are present.
This is Mr. James H. Banks, who is the Second Assistant Architect.
This is Tom Clancy, who is the supervising engineer of the Capitol Building.
This i Vannie Ridgell, who is the superintendent of the House Office Buildings.
Mr. NoRRELL. I know some of you have been here for a long time. We are glad to have you with us.
Mr. Stewart, do you have a statement you would like to read to us!
Mr. STEWART. I would like to ask permission to read pages 1, 2, and 3 of my general statement. Mr. NORRELL. I will recognize you at this time.
GENERAL STATEMENT Mr. STEWART. For 1960, appropriations totaling $27,445,100 have been provided under the Architect of the Capitol in the regular annual appropriation act and the Second Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1960.
For 1961, appropriations totaling $25,599,000 have been requested. in the budget-a net decrease of $1,846,100 under the total appropriat tion of $27,445,100 for 1960. The net decrease of $1,846,100 results from decreases totaling $1,355,800, offset by increases totaling $2,509,700. The
gross increase of $2,509,700 results from increases of $118.015 in the item of personal services; $264,885 in other annual maintenance items: $1,066,800 in nonrecurring maintenance items; and $730.000 in construction items.
Of the $148,015 increase in the item of personal services, $197,329 is for increased pay costs for wage-board employees required by Public Law 763, 838 Congress; $15,421 for within-grade salary ad vancements under the Classification Act; $79,040 for overtime ang holiday pay increased costs; $12,066 for salary adjustments, labot
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force, House Office Buildings; $11,425 to establish uniform working hours for charwomen, Senate Office Buildings; and $132,737 for 35 additional positions—3 for salaries, Office of the Architect of the Capitol, 1 for the Capitol Buildings, 1 for the Capitol Grounds, 29 for the Senate Office Buildings, and 1 for the Capitol Power Plant.
Of the $264,885 increase for other annual maintenance items, $17,585 is for Government contribution to the civil service retirement fund, required by Public Law 854, 84th Congress; $71,800 for payment to employees' health benefits fund required by Public Law 86– 382, 86th Congress; $75,000 for increased cost for purchase of electrical energy and $35,000 for increased cost of fuel, Capitol Power Plant; and $65,500 for miscellaneous repairs and improvements.
Of the $1,066,800 for nonrecurring maintenance items, $606,100 is for repairs and improvements in the Capitol group of buildings, of which $185,000 is for steam cleaning the exterior of the Old Senate Office Building and $150,000 for replacement of chilled water and heating coils and temperature controls, air-conditioning system, Old Senate Office Building; and $460,700 for repairs and improvements in the Library buildings and grounds.
The only amounts requested in the 1961 budget for construction items are $13 million for liquidation of contract authority under the additional House Office Building project, $2,500,000 for liquidation of contract authority under the expansion of facilities, Capitol Power Plant, project; and $730,000 for liquidation of contract authority under the changes and improvements, Capitol Power Plant, project. Full reports are detailed in the sections of the justifications covering these projects, and will be presented to the committee when those items in the justifications are reached.
The annual appropriation items under the Architect of the Capitol are primarily for maintenance of buildings occupied by the Congress and for heat, light, power, air conditioning, and general housekeeping services for the Congress, and each year include items considered necessary to render proper service to the Congress and to maintain properly the buildings and equipment of the legislative establishment.
SUMMARY OF INCREASES At this point, Mr. Chairman, I ask permission to insert in the record pages 4 through 10 of the justifications. Mr. NORRELL. All right, sir.