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SEVENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;
AT THE FIRST SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the third
day of January, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine
All bills and joint resolutions presented to the President of the United States bear the signatures of the Speaker (or of the Speaker pro tempore) of the House of Representatives and of the Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate (or of the President of the Senate pro tempore); those signatures accordingly appear on the originals of all acts and joint resolutions.
The signature of the President of the United States appears on the originals of all approved acts and joint resolutions.
The original of every act and joint resolution has endorsed thereon a certificate of origin, signed, as the case may be, by the Clerk of the House of Representatives or by the Secretary of the Senate and reading "I certify that this Act (or Joint Resolution) originated in the House of Representatives (or Senate)." The origin of each act and resolution contained in this volume is indicated in the margin at the beginning of each enactment; thus, for example, H. R. 2762 or H. J. Res. 83 indicates origin in the House of Representatives, and S. 1102 or S. J. Res. 38 indicates origin in the Senate.
LIST OF PUBLIC LAWS
CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME
THE SEVENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
Work relief and relief, additional appropriation, 1939. JOINT
RESOLUTION Making an additional appropriation for
work relief and relief for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1939-
Internal Revenue Code. AN ACT To consolidate and codify the
internal revenue laws of the United States-.
2 Tennessee Valley Authority investigation, expenses. JOINT
RESOLUTION Providing additional funds for the expenses
of the special joint congressional committee investigating the
Tennessee Valley Authority, and for other purposes--
Reconstruction Finance Corporation and other agencies, con-
tinuance of functions. AN ACT To continue the functions of
the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and for other
Commodity Credit Corporation and Export-Import Bank of
Washington, continuance of functions. AN ACT To continue
the functions of the Commodity Credit Corporation and the
Export-Import Bank of Washington, and for other purposes.
3 Federal Housing Administration, availability of funds. JOINT
RESOLUTION Making additional funds available for
salaries and expenses, Federal Housing Administration-----
Street lighting, D. C. AN ACT To authorize the Commissioners
of the District of Columbia to regulate the hours during
which streets, alleys, and so forth, shall be lighted..
John Philip Sousa Bridge, D. C. AN ACT To name the bridge
to be erected over the Anacostia River in the District of
Columbia after the late "March King", John Philip Sousa,
composer of the "Stars and Stripes Forever".
Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, amendment.
amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended,
to provide for the reapportionment of cotton acreage allot-
ments not planted by farmers entitled thereto...
First Deficiency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1939. AN ACT
Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain
appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1939, to
provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year end-
ing June 30, 1939, and for other purposes.
... Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1940. AN ACT Making
appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry inde-
pendent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices,
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1940, and for other pur-
----- Crop insurance premiums, advances. AN ACT To amend section
12 of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, as
amended, by authorizing advances for crop insurance
4 Star-route contracts, awards postponed. JOINT RESOLU-
TION To authorize the Postmaster General to withhold the
awarding of star-route contracts for a period of forty-five
Military Secretary to the General of the Armies. AN ACT To
create the office of Military Secretary to the General of the
Armies of the United States of America, with the rank of
colonel, and for other purposes-
Rocky Boy Indian Reservation, land added. AN ACT To add
certain public-domain land in Montana to the Rocky Boy
Choctaw and Chickasaw Sanatorium and General Hospital. AN
ACT To provide for conveying to the United States the land,
buildings, and improvements comprising the Choctaw and
Chickasaw Sanatorium and General Hospital....
Indian pueblos in New Mexico, non-Indian claimants. AN
ACT To authorize an appropriation to pay non-Indian
claimants whose claims have been extinguished under the
Act of June 7, 1924, but who have been found entitled to
awards under said Act as supplemented by the Act of May
5 Panama Canal, celebration. JOINT RESOLUTION Providing
for the participation of the United States in the celebration
of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the opening of the Panama
Officers' Competency Certificates Convention, exemption of small
vessels. AN ACT To exempt all vessels of the United States
of less than two hundred tons gross registered tonnage from
the provisions of the Officers' Competency Certificates Con-
vention, 1936 (being International Labor Conference Treaty,
Convention Numbered 53, adopted by the International
Labor Conference at Geneva in 1936)_ _ _
Bridges, Louisiana. AN ACT To extend the time for com-
mencing and completing bridges across Cross Bayou, Twelve
Mile Bayou, and Caddo Lake in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. Mar. 29, 1939--- 554
6 Third International Congress for Microbiology. JÓINT RESO-
LUTION To amend the joint resolution entitled "Joint reso-
lution to provide that the United States extend to foreign
governments invitations to participate in the Third Inter-
national Congress for Microbiology to be held in the United
States during the calendar year 1939."
7 U. S. Employees' Compensation Commission, additional appro-
priation. JOINT RESOLUTION Making an additional
appropriation for the fiscal year 1939 for expenditure by the
United States Employees' Compensation Commission in
accordance with section 16 of the Emergency Relief Appro-
priation Act of 1938_
National defense, Army. AN ACT To provide more effectively
for the national defense by carrying out the recommendations
of the President in his message of January 12, 1939, to the
Reorganization Act of 1939. AN ACT To provide for reorganiz-
ing agencies of the Government, and for other purposes..
Banking, banks, and trust companies, D. C. AN ACT Relating
to banking, banks, and trust companies in the District of
Columbia, and for other purposes..
Gas and electric meters, D. C. AN ACT To amend paragraph 57
of section 8 of the Act entitled "An Act making appropriations
to provide for the expenses of the government of the District
of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1914, and for
other purposes", approved March 4, 1913.
Research assistants in public schools, D. C. AN ACT To provide
for the appointment of research assistants in the public schools
of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes-
Joint Board and Public Utilities Commission, D. C. AN ACT
To provide alternative methods of enforcement of orders,
rules, and regulations of the Joint Board and of the Public
Utilities Commission of the District of Columbia.__.
License taxes on vehicles, D. C. AN ACT To amend paragraphs
31 and 33 of an Act entitled "An Act to amend section 7 of an
Act entitled 'An Act making appropriations to provide for the
government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1903, and for other purposes', approved July
1, 1902, and for other purposes", approved July 1, 1932-
Teachers' retirement law, D. C., amendment. AN ACT To
amend Public Law Numbered 111, Sixty-sixth Congress,
entitled "An Act for the retirement of public-school teachers
in the District of Columbia."