To Create a Joint Committee on the Budget: Hearings Before the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, United States Senate, Eighty-second Congress, First Session, on S. 913, a Bill to Amend the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to Provide for More Effective Evaluation of the Fiscal Requirements of the Executive Agencies of the Government of the United States. May 15, 16 and 17, 1951

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Page 106 - By the constitution of the United States, the president is invested with certain important political powers, in the exercise of which, he is to use his own discretion, and is accountable only to his country in his political character, and to his own conscience.
Page 47 - ... it is essential to the due administration of the government that the boundaries fixed by the constitution between the different departments should be preserved; a just regard to the constitution, and to the duty of my office, under all the circumstances of this case, forbid a compliance with your request.
Page 174 - ... no money shall be drawn from the public treasury but in pursuance of appropriations to be originated in the first branch. "2. That in the second branch, each state shall have an equal vote.
Page 174 - State, not containing that number, shall be allowed one member ; that all bills for raising or appropriating money, and for fixing the salaries of the officers of the government of the United States, shall originate in the first branch of the legislature, and shall not be altered or amended by the second branch...
Page 175 - That all bills for raising or appropriating money, and for fixing the salaries of the officers of the government of the United States, shall originate in the first branch of the legislature of the United States, and shall not be altered or amended by the second branch...
Page 9 - Government agency" means any executive department, commission, independent establishment, corporation wholly or partly owned by the United States which is an instrumentality of the United States, board, bureau, division, service, office, officer, authority, administration, or other establishment, in the executive branch of the Government.
Page 6 - House is in session or has adjourned or is in recess; to require by subpena or otherwise the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers, and documents; to administer oaths; to take testimony; to have printing and binding done; and to make such expenditures as it deems advisable within the amount appropriated therefor.
Page 45 - ... restated now with the approval of and at the direction of the President, that all investigative reports are confidential documents of the executive department of the Government, to aid in the duty laid upon the President by the Constitution to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed.
Page 174 - All bills for raising or appropriating money, and for fixing the salaries of the officers of government, shall originate in the House of Representatives, and shall not be altered or amended by the Senate.
Page 48 - We had better at the outstart recognize the fact that the executive department is a coordinate branch of the Government, with power to judge what should or should not be done, within its own department, and what of its own doings and communications should or should not be kept secret, and that with it, in the exercise of these constitutional powers, the courts have no more right to interfere than has the Executive, under like conditions, to interfere with the courts.

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