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Mr. HARPER. Last year's language brought the Speaker's 1959 appropriation up, current to this year.
In 1959 there was $16,500 appropriated for an automobile for the Speaker's Office. They proposed to buy him a new automobile and to maintain that car for a year. He did not purchase a new vehicle in fiscal year 1959, but when we came in here last year, we asked that that money be carried forward in the 1960 bill so that the appropriation last year was $16,500.
Mr. HORAN. Not according to the committee print.
Mr. HARPER. That is right. It is an error because the language of the bill specifically said that money appropriated in 1959 would be available through fiscal 1960, and it was actually with that money the automobile was bought.
Mr. Horan. This is not a big item and I know it, but I want to get it clear for the record.
Mr. HARPER. Let us get it clarified because I know it is bothering you.
Mr. NORRELL. Mr. Roberts, you may proceed.
REPORTING HEARINGS Mr. ROBERTS. For stenographic reports of committee hearings, other than special and select committees, $150,000, the same as appropriated for 1960.
SPECIAL AND SELECT COMMITTEES
For the information of the committee, we submit for the record a tabulated statement showing the various committee investigations authorized during the 86th Congress, corrected to March 31, 1960. This statement shows the total amounts authorized, the amounts expended, and the unexpended balances.
The total authorization for the 86th Congress through March 31, 1960, amounts to $5,762,000.
Investigating and select committees, 86th Congress, Jan. 3, 1959, to Mar. 31, 1960
Amount ex- Authorized pended Jan. balance avail.
3, 1959, to | able Apr. 1, Mar. 31, 1960 1960
Agricultural Committee (Congressman Cooley, North Carolina, chairman); H. Res. 93, Mar. 9, 1959; H. Res. 156, Mar. 13, 1959
$50,000.00 Armed Services Committee (Congressman Vinson, Georgia,
chairman):H. Res. 19, Jan. 15, 1959; H. Res. 20, Jan. 29, 1959-150,000.00 Banking and Currency Committee (Housing) (Congressman
Spence, Kentucky, chairman; Congressman Rains, Alabama, acting chairman); H. Res. 81, Jan. 27, 1959: H. Res. 82, Jan. 29. 1959; H. Res. 423, Feb. 17, 1960...
200,000.00 Banking and Currency Committee (Congressman Spence, Kentucky, chairman); H. Res. 198, Mar. 13, 1959....
5,000.00 District of Columbia Committee (Congressman McMillan,
South Carolina, chairman); H, Res. 143, Feb. 24, 1959.... 10,000.00
328,000.00 Foreign Affairs Committee (Congressman Morgan, Pennsyl
vania, chairman) H. Res. 113, Jan. 29, 1959; H. Res. 114,
1,040,000.00 House Administration Committee (Congressman Burleson,
Texas, chairman); H. Res. 131, Feb. 29, 1959; H. Res. 312,
75,000.00 Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee (Congressman
Harris. Arkansas, chairman): H. Res. 56, Jan. 27, 1959; H.
425,000.00 Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee (Congressman
Bonner, North Carolina, chairman); H. Res. 105, Jan. 29, 1959. H. Res. 106, Feb. 24, 1959....
75,000.00 Post Office and Civil Service Committee (Congressman Murray, Tennessee, chairman); H. Res. 78 and 79, Jan. 29,
75,000.00 Public Works Committee (Congressman Buckley, New York, chairman); H. Res. 91, Jan. 29, 1959; H. Res. 107, Jan. 29, 1959. H. Res. 421, Feb. 17, 1960...
475,000.00 Science and Astronautics Committee (Congressman Brooks,
Louisiana, chairman); H. Res. 133, Jan. 27, 1959; H. Res. 139. Jan. 29, 1959...
300,000.00 Small Business Committee (Congressman Patman, Texas,
chairman); H. Res. 51, Feb. 4, 1959; H. Res. 100, Feb, 24, 1950; H. Res. 419, Feb. 17, 1960......
520,000.00 to-American Activities Committee (Congressman Walter,
Pennsylvania, chairman); H. Res. 137, Jan. 29, 1959 (Sec. 18 of rule XI: H. Res. 413, Jan, 20, 1960.-----
654,000.00 Veterans Affairs Committee (Congressman Teague, Texas, chairman); H. Res. 101, Jan. 28, 1959; H. Res. 126, Jan. 29, 1959: H. Res. 427, Feb. 17, 1960.....
160,000.00 Ways and Means Committee (Congressman Mills, Arkansas, chairman); H. Res. 182, Mar. 9, 1959; H. Res. 206, Mar. 13,
300,000.00 5, 762,000.00
1 Piscal year basis.
UNEXPENDED BALANCE AS OF APRIL 1, 1960 Mr. Horan. Mr. Chairman, I would like to call attention to the authorized balance available April 1, 1960, which appears on page 26 of Mr. Roberts' statement, and I would like to inquire as to what the expected availability will be on June 30 this year.
Mr. NORRELL. All right.
Mr. ROBERTS. I think if I read the next paragraph or two it will explain that.
For the fiscal year 1958, $2,275,000 was appropriated and $2,204,418 was expended; for the fiscal year 1959, $2,200,000 was appropriated and $2,149,761 was expended; for the fiscal year 1960, $2,450,000 was appropriated, and through March 31, 1960, $1,802,550 was expended, leaving a balance of $647,450.
This figure, of course, does not take into consideration expenses or obligations that these various committees have incurred prior to April 1, 1960, and which have not yet been submitted for payment. We hope that the balance of $647,450 will be sufficient to take care of all expenses and obligations incurred through to the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 1960. However, we will not know definitely until about June, so it is doubtful whether or not we will have to request a supplemental appropriation for the current fiscal year.
We are requesting, for the fiscal year 1961, $2,450,000, the same as appropriated for fiscal year 1960.
Mr. HARPER. He has hit on something that is confusing and I think I can clear it up.
Mr. Horan, I would like to point out to you, if you start comparing what is authorized during a Congress against what is appropriated during a Congress, you run into confusion, because they do not coincide. Therefore, the statement that $617,450 we have left to take us through June 30, we feel is sufficient. If you appropriate what we have asked for next year, that will carry us through until June 30, 1961, and we shall then be into a new Congress. So, you cannot tie the authorizations and the appropriations too closely.
Mr. Horax. You think, then, you will be able to make out? Your testimony is that you will be able to make out on what has been appropriated?
Mr. HARPER. Well, I believe the Clerk stated that he is hopeful, but when you have 19 committees spending money, we cannot say positively, but the indications are that this will be sufficient.
Mr. HORAN. That is all, Mr. Chairman.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL REVENUE TAXATION
Mr. Roberts. For the payment of salaries and other expenses of the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation, fiscal year 1961. $300,000, as compared with $295,000 appropriated for 1960, or an increase of $5,000.
This estimate was submitted as requested and, if your committee desires any further information regarding this particivar item, I respect fully refer you to Mr. Colin F. Stam, chief of staff, Joint ('ommittee on Internal Revenue Taxation. Your subcommittee print shows the payroll details of the committee.
Mr. NORRELL. Now, regarding the Joint Committee on Taxation, I know the committee has always looked on that item very sympathetically, but I wonder if you would secure a brief statement for the record as to the need for the small increase. Mr. ROBERTS. We would be glad to do that, Mr. Chairman. I am sure Mr. Stam will furnish us with a statement. (The statement referred to follows:)
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES,
Washington, April 28, 1960.
DEAR MR. HARPER: This is with reference to the request made by your office for a short statement substantiating the appropriation for the operation of the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation for the fiscal year 1961 as made by Chairman Mills in his letter to you, dated October 6, 1959.
It is respectfully requested that the amount of $300,000 be appropriated for fiscal year 1961 for the payment of salaries and other expenses of the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation. This request represents an increase over the fiscal year 1960 appropriation of $5,000. This $5,000 increase is for the purpose of making necessary salary adjustments. Sincerely yours,
COLIN F. STAM, Chief of Staff.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY POLICY
Mr. ROBERTS. For salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Immigration and Nationality Policy, $20,000, the same as that appropriated for 1960. Mr. NORRELL. Has any of the $20,000 been expended ? Mr. ROBERTS. No, sir. Mr. NORRELL. It has not? Mr. ROBERTS. No, sir. Mr. NORRELL. You may proceed.
OFFICE OF THE COORDINATOR OF INFORMATION
aries and expenses for the fiscal for 1960, or
urith $98,970 submitted ta by the Coorsa.
Mr. ROBERTS. For salaries and expenses of the Office of the Coordinator of Information, our estimate for the fiscal year 1961 amounts to $100,690 compared with $98,970 appropriated for 1960, or an increase of $1,720. This estimate was submitted as requested by the Coordinator of Information. All salaries are set by the Coordinator with the approval of the Speaker except the Coordinator's salary, which is set by law.
TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE SERVICES For the fiscal year 1961, we estimate $1,300,000, the same as appropriated for 1960, there being no change in this paragraph.
STATIONERY REVOLVING FUND
For stationery, an allowance of $1,800 for each Representative and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, for the 1st session of the 87th Congress, $788,400, to remain available until expended, the
same as appropriated for 1960. House Resolution 314, approved July 27, 1959, increased the stationery allowance from $1,200 per session to $1,800 per regular session. At this time we are requesting this committee to make House Resolution 314 the permanent law.
Mr. NORRELL. On the stationery fund allowance there is as I understand it no increase.
Mr. ROBERTS. That is right, Mr. Chairman. In addition to that, there has been no change in the method of operation in the stationery room since I last appeared before you.
For the fiscal year ended June 30, 1959, the net sales in the stationery room amount to $459,899, which showed a profit of $4,711.
For the period January 1, 1960, through March 31, 1960, the net sales have been $366,318 and the estimated profit is $3,544.
The above figures in both instances show an approximate profit of 1 percent.
This small profit was realized primarily from discounts taken on our purchases and is necessary to cover losses from breakage or damages that might occur from time to time over which we have no control.
You are right, Mr. Chairman, there has been no markup and we sell at cost and we make no profit on anything, only the discounts that we take.
Mr. NORRELL. Is the status of the fund reflected in the audit report?
Mr. ROBERTS. That is in the audit report by the GAO. The clerk of the subcommittee has it and we can give you that without any trouble.
Mr. NORRELL. Any questions?
We have the report from the GAO and they tell me it is a good one.
Mr. NORRELL. Proceed.
OFFICE OF THE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN Mr. ROBERTS. For the attending physician's office, we are requesting $15,045 for the fiscal year 1961, the same as appropriated for 1960, there being no change in this paragraph.
For airmail and special delivery postage stamp allowances, for the 1st session of the 87th Congress, for the official use of each Member and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, each standing committee of the House, the Speaker, the majority and minority leaders, the majority and minority whips, and officers of the House, as authorized by law, $183,640, the same as appropriated for 1960.
For folding speeches and pamphlets, as authorized by law, we ar requesting $260,000 as compared with $220,000 appropriated for 1960 or an increase of $40,000.