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SUBCOMMITTEE ON
REORGANIZATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-THIRD CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

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3 Gliss Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953

(Department of Agriculture)

AND

S. Res. 100—Disapproving Reorganization

Plan No. 2 of 1953

MAY 12, 13, AND 18, 1953

Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations

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SENATE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

JOSEPH R. MCCARTHY, Wisconsin, Chairman KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota

JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas MARGARET CHASE SMITH, Maine

CLYDE R. HOEY, North Carolina HENRY C. DWORSHAK, Idaho

HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, Illinois

HENRY M.JACKSON, Washington JOHN MARSHALL BUTLER, Maryland JOHN F. KENNEDY, Massachusetts CHARLES E. POTTER, Michigan

STUART SYMINGTON, Missouri WALTER L. REYNOLDS, Chief Clerk and Staff Director

ANN M. GRICKIS, Assistant Chief Clerk

RICHARD J. O'MELIA, General Counsel
GLENN K. SHRIVER, Professional Staff Member
Eli E. NOBLEMAN, Professional Staff Member

SUBCOMMITTEE ON REORGANIZATION

MARGARET CHASE SMITH, Maine, Chairman HENRY C. DWORSHAK, Idaho

CLYDE R, HOEY, North Carolina EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, Ilinois

HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota JOHN MARSHALL BUTLER, Maryland JO N KENNEDY, Massachusetts

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CONTENTS

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting Reorganiza-

tion Plan No. 2 of 1953, prepared in accordance with the Reorganization

Act of 1949, as amended, and providing for reorganizations in the De-

partment of Agriculture (H. Doc. No. 111, 83d Cong., 1st sess.)---

Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953.

Senate Resolution 100, disapproving Plan No. 2 of 1953.

Senate Committee on Government Operations staff memorandum No.

83-1-10..

Hoover Commission recommendations.

Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1950..

Reductions in expenditures...

Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1950.

Letter from Hon. Herbert Hoover, former President of the United States,

and former Chairman of the Commission on Organization of the Execu-

tive Branch of the Government, to Senator Margaret Chase Smith, May

9, 1953.

Statement of Hon. Herbert Hoover, in compliance with the request of

Senate Committee on Government Operations, upon the President's

Plan No. 2 of 1953 for the Department of Agriculture.

Letter from Senator Lester C. Hunt to Senator Margaret Chase Smith,

April 22, 1953

Letter from Senator A. Willis Robertson to Senator Margaret Chase Smith,

April 17, 1953

Public Law 109 (81st Cong.), Reorganization Act of 1949.

Public Law 3 (83d Cong.), amendment to Reorganization Act of 1949.-

Statement of -

Aiken, Hon. George D., a United States Senator from the State of

Vermont

Anderson, Hon. Clinton P., a United States Senator from the State of

New Mexico

Benson, Hon. Ezra Taft, Secretary of Agriculture; accompanied by

Ralph S. Roberts, Director of Finance; Karl D. Loos, Solicitor;

Reed Frishknecht, Office of the Secretary; and John Thurston, Office

of the Secretary

Brinkley, Homer L., executive vice president, National Council of

Farmer Cooperatives.

Dodge, Joseph M., Director, Bureau of the Budget (as read by William

F. Finan, Assistant Director for Management and Organization)--

Ellis, Clyde T., executive manager, National Rural Electric Cooper-

ative Association..

Holter, Edward F., member, agricultural committee of the Citizens

Committee for the Hoover Report, and lecturer, the National

Grange

Hope, Hon. Clifford R., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Kansas.

Johnston, Hon. Olin D., a United States Senator from the State of

South Carolina..

Kline, Allan B., president, American Farm Bureau Federation; ac-

companied by Frank Woolley, legislative counsel, American Farm

Bureau Federation.

McKerrow, Gavin W., National Milk Producers Federation...

Meek, J. H., director, division of markets, Virginia Department of

Agriculture and Immigration, Richmond, Va

Murray, Hon. James E., & United States Senator from the State of

Montana

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