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BEFORE THE

HEARINGS
U.S. Congress, House
COMMITTEE ON EXPENDITURES IN THE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H. Con. Res. 151
H. Con. Res. 154
H. Con. Res. 155

JUNE 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, AND 13, 1946

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments

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COMMITTEE ON EXPENDITURES IN THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS

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CARTER MANASCO, Alabama, Chairman JOHN J. COCHRAN, Missouri

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan WILLIAM M. WHITTINGTON, Mississippi GEORGE H. BENDER, Ohio EDWARD J. HART, New Jersey

RALPH E. CHURCH, Illinois JOSEPH J. MANSFIELD, Texas

WALTER H. JUDD, Minnesota WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois

CHARLES M. LAFOLLETTE, Indiana DONALD O'TOOLE, New York

ROBERT F. RICH, Pennsylvania
JOHN S. GIBSON, Georgia

HENRY H. LATHAM, New York
JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia · ROBERT K. HENRY, Wisconsin
ALFRED J. ELLIOTT, California
ED GOSSETT, Texas
ALEXANDER J. RESA, Illinois
* GRAHAM A. BARDEN, North Carolina

WILLIAM A. YOUNG, Clerk
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House Concurrent Resolution 151.

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House Concurrent Resolution 154.

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House Concurrent Resolution 155.

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Statement of—

Addison, F. G., Jr., American Bankers' Association..

249

Burns, James B., American Federation of Government Employees. 157, 198
Chapman, Dr. Ross, American Psychiatric Association -

287
Davis, Jeff, International Longshoremen's Association.

333
Evans, Warren C., National Marine Engineers Beneficial Association. 235
Ferguson, Abner H., United States Savings and Loan League

323
Foley, Raymond M., Commissioner, National Housing Agency

238
Foreman, H. E., Associated General Contractors of America -

210
Glenn, Frank W., Washington Board of Trade.

247
Green, William, Ảmerican Federation of Labor..

255, 331
Haddock, Hoyt S., CIO Maritime Committee--

289
Hallbeck, E. C., National Federation of Post Office Clerks-

321
Hawk, John, Seafarers' International Union..

309

Hogan, Samuel J., National Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association. 232

Holden, Thomas S., Commerce and Industry Association of New York. 173

Hollyday, Guy T. O., Mortgage Bankers Association.--

118

Idzik, August, International Longshoremen's Association.-

333

Johnson, Lee F., executive vice president, National Public Housing

Conference

338

Kelley, Ambrose B., National Association of Mutual Casulty Co.. 247

Kemp, Edward G., Counsel, Bureau of Budget-

75

Kirkpatrick, A. L., United States Chamber of Commerce-

339

Kirkpatrick, Frank, former Director of War Housing, Milwaukee.. 178

Klutznick, Philip M., Commissioner, Federal Public Housing Au-

thority -

241

Kniskern, Philip, National Association of Real Estate Boards ..

113

Ladner, Albert H., Jr., United States Employees Compensation Com-

mission.-

224

Lewittes, Aaron, Department of Justice-

75

Long, Herman M., Vessel Owners and Captains Association..

251

Meyer, Mrs. Eugene.

259

Meyerhoff, Joseph, National Association of Homebuilders -

244

Northup, H. R., National Retail Lumber Dealers Association... 340

O'Grady, Rt. Rev. Msgr. John, Secretary, National Conference of

Catholic Charities ..

299

Pittenger, Congressman William A..

2, 308
Russell, Horace, United States Savings and Loan League-

107
Riley, George D., Government Employees Council.

194
Sensenich, Dr. R. L., American Medical Association.

211
Smith, Hon. Harold D., Director, Bureau of the Budget -

56
Stinson, Clarence F., National Association of Letter Carriers..

326

Starling, Howard M., Association of Casualty and Surety Executives. 328

Twait, Ole, Railway Mail Association..

327

Walter, Congressman Francis E.----

295
Washington, Hon. George T., Department of Justice

75
West, George W., United States Chamber of Commerce

123
Whitlock, Douglas, Producers Council.,

144
Wickenden, Miss Elizabeth, American Public Welfare Association. 293
Wigglesworth, Congressman R. B..

243

Woodbury, Coleman, National Housing Agency -

337

Wyatt, Hon. Wilson W., Administrator, National Housing Agency -- 238

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REORGANIZATION PLANS NOS. 1, 2, AND 3 OF 1946

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 1946

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE OF EXPENDITURES IN THE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS,

Washington, D. C. The committee convened at 10 a. m., the Honorable Carter Manasco, chairman, presiding.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will be in order.

We have met this morning in consideration of three resolutions introduced by the Honorable William Pittenger, House Concurrent Resolution 151 which proposes to reject Reorganization Plan No. 2; House Concurrent Resolution 154 which proposes to reject Reorganization Plan No. 3; and House Concurrent Resolution 155 which proposes to reject Reorganization Plan No. 1.

With that objection, copies of the resolutions will be placed in the record at this point.

(The resolutions are as follows:)

[H. Con. Res. 155, 79th Cong., 2d sess.)

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress does not favor the Reorganization Plan Numbered 1 of May 16, 1946, transmitted to Congress by the President on the 16th of May 1946.

[H. Con. Res. 151, 79th Cong., 2d sess.]

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring.), That the Congress does not favor the Reorganization Plan Numbered 2 of May 16, 1946, transmitted to Congress by the President on the 16th day of May 1946.

[H. Con. Res. 154, 79th Cong., 2d sess. ]

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress does not favor the Reorganization Plan Numbered 3 of May 16, 1946, transmitted to Congress by the President on the 16th day of May 1946.

The CHAIRMAN. We have with us this morning our colleague from Minnesota, Mr. William Pittenger. Mr. Pittenger, do you have a prepared statement ?

Mr. PITTENGER. No, I do not.

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