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nSes. 48 Stat. 57; 49 Stat. 1075; 53 Stat. 1083.

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provided in sec.4 (c) of such Act), not to exceed $365,220; traveling expenses, including not exceeding $1,000 for expenses of attendance at meetings concerned with the work of the National Gallery of Art, when specifically authorized by the treasurer of the gallery; streetcar fares; supplies; equipment including labor-saving machines and devices and the rental, o and exchange thereof; P. and books of reference; purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator operators; not to exceed $8,000 for printing and jo purchase or rental of devices and services for protectin buildings and contents thereof; and maintenance and repair of buildings, approaches, and grounds, $533,300: Provided, That section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, or the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, shall not apply to the restoration and repair of works of art for the National Gallery of Art, the cost of which shall not exceed 15,000.

$ fotai, Smithsonian Institution, $1,634,780, of which amount not to exceed $1,228,000 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia.

TARIFF COMMISSION

For salaries and expenses of the Tariff Commission, including personal services in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, purchase and exchange of labor-saving devices, the purchase and exchange of professional and scientific books, lawbooks, books of reference, gloves and other protective equipment for photostat and other machine operators, subscriptions to newspapers, and periodicals, and contract stenographic reporting services, as authorized by sections 330 to 341 of the Tariff Act of 1930, approved June 17, 1930 (19 U. S. C. 1330– 1341), $905,000, of which amount not to exceed $2,500 may be expended for expenses, except membership fees, of attendance at meetings concerned with subjects under investigation by the Commission; and not to exceed $7,500 for allowances for living quarters, including heat, fuel, and light, as authorized by the Act approved June 26, 1930 o U. S. C. 118a), but not to exceed $1,700 for any one person: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be used to pay the salary of any member of the Tariff Commission who shall hereafter participate in any proceedings under sections 336, 337, and 338 of the Tariff Act of 1930, wherein he or any member of his family has any special, direct, and pecuniary interest, or in which he has acted as attorney or special representative.

For all printing and binding for the Tariff Commission, $15,000.

Total, Tariff Commission, $920,000.

TENNESSEE WALLEY AUTHORITY

For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Act entitled “The Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933”, approved May 18, 1933, as amended by the Act approved August 31, 1935, and by the Act approved July 26, 1939 (16 U. S. C., ch. 12a), including the continued construction of Kentucky Dam at Gilbertsville, Kentucky; Watts Bar Dam and Steam Plant (including additional steam electric generating facilities with a rated capacity of approximately 60,000 kilowatts); Fort Loudoun Dam; and Cherokee #. and the acquisition of necessary land, the clearing of such land, relocation of highways, and the construction or purchase of transmission lines and other facilities, and all other necessary works authorized by such Acts, and for printing and binding, lawbooks, books of reference, newspapers, periodicals, purchase, maintenance, and operation of passenger-carrying vehicles, rents in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, and all necessary salaries and expenses connected with

Propisos.
Accounting.

48 Stat. 71.
16 U.S.C. $ 831y.

the organization, operation, and investigations of the Tennessee Val-
ley Authority, and for examination of estimates of appropriations
and activities in the field, $79,800,000, of which not exceeding
$1,500,000 shall be available immediately: Provided, That this appro-
priation and any unexpended balance on June 30, 1941, in the "Ten-
nessee Valley Authority fund, 1941", and the receipts of the Tennessee
Valley Authority from all sources during the fiscal year 1942 (sub-
ject to the provisions of sec. 26 of the Tennessee Valley Authority
Act of 1933, as amended), shall be covered into and accounted for as
one fund to be known as the “Tennessee Valley Authority fund,
1942", to remain available until June 30, 1942, and to be available Post, p. 822.
for the payment of obligations chargeable against the “Tennessee
Valley Authority fund, 1941”: Provided further, That purchases
may be made by the Authority during the fiscal year 1942 without
regard to the provisions of section 3709 of the Revised Statutes and

41 U.S. C. $5. section 9 (b) of the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, as amended, when in the judgment of the Board of Directors of the Authority such a procedure will expedite the completion of projects determined by the President to be essential for defense purposes: Provided further, That the extent and location of the transmission lines pro- approval.

Transmission lines, vided for in joint resolution approved July 31, 1940 (Public Resolution Numbered 95), shall receive the approval of the President.

Purchases.

48 Stat. 63.
16 U.S. C. $831h.

54 Stat. 781.

UNITED STATES MARITIME COMMISSION

Post, p. 681.

49 Stat. 1985.

1279.

44 Stat. 688.

To increase the construction fund established by the "Merchant Construction fund. Marine Act, 1936", $160,000,000, of which not to exceed $5,270,000 46 U. S. C. $$ 1101shall be available for administrative expenses of the United States

Administrative exMaritime Commission, including the following: Personal services in penses. the District of Columbia and elsewhere; travel expenses in accordance with the Standardized Government Travel Regulations and the Act of June 3, 1926, as amended, including not to exceed $2,400 for

5 U.S.C.89821-833. expenses of attendance, when specifically authorized by the Chairman of the Commission, at meetings concerned with work of the Commission; printing and binding; lawbooks, books of reference, and not to exceed $4,000 for periodicals and newspapers; contract stenographic reporting services; procurement of supplies, equipment, and services, including telephone, telegraph, radio, and teletype services; purchase and exchange (not to exceed $3,700 including one at not to exceed $1,200), maintenance, repair, and operation of passenger-carrying automobiles for official use; typewriting and adding machines, and other labor-saving devices, including their repair and exchange; expenses (not exceeding $15,000) for transfer of household goods and effects as provided by the Act of October 10, 1940 (Public, Numbered 839), and regulations promulgated thereunder; necessary expenses

5 U.S. C. $73c-1. (not exceeding $6,000) incident to the education and training of personnel of the Commission detailed at institutions for scientific education and research as authorized by the Act of August 4, 1939; compensation as authorized by said Act of August 4, 1939, for officers of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, detailed to the Commission; allowances for living quarters, including heat, fuel, and light, as authorized by the Act of June 26, 1930; and including not to exceed $75,000 for the employment, on a contract or fee basis, Special services. of persons, firms, or corporations for the performance of special services, including accounting, legal, actuarial, and statistical services, without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes.

41 U.S. C. $5. In addition to the contract authorizations contained in previous Contract authorizaActs, the Commission is authorized to enter into contract for further carrying out the provisions of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as

46 U. S. C., ch. 7. amended, in an amount not to exceed $180,000,000.

54 Stat. 1105.

53 Stat. 1182.
46 U. 8. C. $ 1111.

46 Stat. 818.

tion.

49 Stat. 1985.

Maintenance.

36 Stat. 1353.

Salaries and expenses. Post, p. 831.

46 Stat. 1016.

Prorisos. Attendance at meetings.

Personal services, etc.

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School transportation.

Transfer of funds.

STATE MARINE SCHOOLs, ACT OF MARCH 4, 1911

To reimburse the State of California, $25,000; the State of Massachusetts, $25,000; the State of New York, $25,000; and the State of Pennsylvania, $25,000, for expenses incurred in the maintenance and support of marine schools in such States as provided in the Act authorizing the establishment of marine schools, and so forth, approved March 4, 1911 (34 U. S. C. 1121), and for the maintenance o repair of the particular vessels loaned by the United States to the said States on the date of the approval of this Act for use in connection with such State marine schools, $90,000; in all, $190,000.

Total, United States Maritime Commission, $160,190,000.

VETERANS” ADMINISTRATION

Administration, medical, hospital, and domiciliary services: For all salaries and expenses of the Veterans' Administration, including the expenses of maintenance and operation of medical, hospital, and domiciliary services of the Veterans' Administration, in carrying out the duties, powers, and functions devolving upon it pursuant to the authority contained in the Act entitled “An Act to authorize the President to consolidate and coordinate governmental activities affecting war veterans”, approved July 3, 1930 (38 U. S. C. 11–11s), and any and all laws for which the Veterans Administration is now or ma hereafter be charged with administering, $104,726,912: Provided, That not to exceed $3,500 of this amount shall be available for expenses, except membership fees, of employees, detailed by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to attend meetings of associations for the promotion of medical science or for the betterment of insurance practices and conventions of organized war veterans: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available also for personal services in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, including traveling expenses; examination of estimates of appropriations in the field, including actual expenses of subsistence or per diem allowance in lieu thereof; transfer of household goods and effects as provided by the Act of October 10, 1940 (Public, Numbered 839), and regulations promulgated thereunder; furnishing and laundering of such wearing apparel as may be prescribed for employees in the performance of their official duties; purchase and exchange of lawbooks, books of reference, periodicals, and newspapers; for passenger-carrying and other motor vehicles, including purchase, maintenance, repair, and operation of same, including not more than two passenger automobiles for general administrative use of the central office in the District of Columbia; and notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, the Administrator is authorized to utilize Government-owned automotive equipment in transporting children of Veterans' Administration employees located at isolated stations to and from school under such limitations as he may by regulation prescribe; and notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, the Administrator is authorized to expend not to exceed $2,000 of this appropriation for actuarial services pertaining to the Government life-insurance fund, to be obtained by contract, without obtaining competition, at such rates of compensation as he may determine to be reasonable: for allotment and transfer to the Federal Security Agency (Public Health Service), the War, Navy, and Interior Departments, for disbursement, by them under the various headings of their applicable appropriations, of such amounts as are necessary for the care and treatment of beneficiaries of the Veterans' Administration, including minor repairs and improvements of existing facilities under their jurisdiction necessary to such care and treatment; for expenses incidental to

Aid to State, etc., homes.

25 Stat. 450.

Medical consultants.

42 Stat. 1488.
5 U.S.C. $$ 661-874.
Post, p. 613.
Reduced fare re-

and

the maintenance and operation of farms; for recreational articles and facilities at institutions maintained by the Veterans' Administration; for administrative expenses incidental to securing employment for war veterans; for funeral, burial, and other expenses incidental thereto for beneficiaries of the Veterans Administration accruing during the year for which this appropriation is made or prior fiscal years: Provided further, That the appropriations herein made for the care and Purchase of tobacco. maintenance of veterans in hospitals or homes under the jurisdiction of the Veterans' Administration shall be available for the purchase of tobacco to be furnished, subject to such regulations as the Administrator of Veterans Affairs shall prescribe, to veterans receiving hospital treatment or domiciliary care in Veterans Administration hospitals or homes: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for continuing aid to State or Territorial homes for the support of disabled volunteer soldiers and sailors, in conformity with the Act approved August 27, 1888 (24 U. S. C. 134), as amended, for those veterans eligible for admission to Veterans Administration facilities for hospital or domiciliary care: Provided further, That the Administrator is hereby authorized to employ medical consultants for duty on such terms as he may deem advisable and without regard to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended : Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for the purchase directly from sources authorized by the common carriers of printed quests. reduced fare requests for use by veterans when traveling at their own expense from or to Veterans Administration facilities. No part of this appropriation shall be expended for the purchase of Construction

repair, restrictions. any site for or toward the construction of any new hospital or home, or for the purchase of any hospital or home; and not more than $2,500,000 of this appropriation may be used to repair, alter, improve, or provide facilities in the several hospitals and homes under the jurisdiction of the Veterans Administration either by contract or by the hire of temporary employees and the purchase of materials. For printing and binding for the Veterans'

Administration, including all its bureaus and functions located in Washington, District of Columbia, and elsewhere, $144,250.

Pensions: For the payment of compensation, pensions, gratuities, and allowances, now authorized under any Act of Congress, or regulation of the President based thereon, or which may hereafter be authorized, including emergency officers' retirement pay and annuities, the administration of which is now or may hereafter be placed in the Veterans Administration, accruing during the fiscal year for which this appropriation is made or in prior fiscal years, $453,597,000, to be immediately available.

For military and naval insurance accruing during the fiscal year insurance
for which this appropriation is made or in prior fiscal years,
$16,240,000.

Adjusted service and dependent pay: For payment of adjusted-
service credits of not more than $50 each and the quarterly install-
ments due to dependents of deceased veterans, as provided in the Act
of May 19, 1924, as amended (38 U. S. C. 631–632, 661-670; U. S. C.,
Supp. I, secs. 662–664), $485,000, to be immediately available and 632, 661-670.
to remain available untíl expended.

Adjusted compensation payments: To enable the Administrator of Veterans Affairs to carry out the provisions of the World War Adjusted Compensation Act, 1924 (38 U. S. C. 591–683), as amended, and the Adjusted Compensation Payment Act, 1936, except section 5 thereof (38 U. S. C. 686–688b), $10,000,000, which amount shall be placed to the credit of the Adjusted Service Certificate Trust Fund, to be immediately available and to remain available until expended.

Printing and binding.

Pensions.

Military and naval

43 Stat. 125, 129.
38 U.S. C. $$631-

43 Stat. 121; 49 Stat. 1099.

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National Service Life Insurance: For transfer to the National Service Life Insurance Fund, in accordance with the provisions of the National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940, on account of payments of benefits in excess of the reserve of the policy in case of death, or for premiums waived in case of total disability, in cases where the death or total disability of the insured shall have been determined by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to be the result of disease or injury traceable to the extra hazards of military or naval service, and to reimburse the National Service Life Insurance Fund for payments made therefrom when recovery of such payments is waived by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs under the authority of section 609 (a) of said Act, $20,000,000, to be immediately available.

Hospital and domiciliary facilities: For hospital and domiciliary facilities, $3,500,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That this amount shall be available for use by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs, with the approval of the President, for extending any of the facilities under the jurisdiction of the Veterans' Administration or for any of the purposes set forth in sections 1 and 2 of the Act approved March 4, 1931 (38 U. S. C. 4385): Provided further, That not to exceed 3 per centum of this amount shall be available for the employment in the District of Columbia and in the field of necessary technical and clerical assistants to aid in the preparation of plans and specifications for the projects as approved hereunder and in the supervision of the execution thereof, and for traveling expenses, field office equipment, and supplies in connection therewith.

otal, Veterans' A. $608,693,162: Provided, That no

part of this appropriation shall be expended for the purchase of oleomargarine or |...}. substitutes except for cooking purposes: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be available for hospitalization or examination of any persons except beneficiaries entitled under the laws bestowing such . to veterans unless reimbursement of cost is made to the appropriation at such rates as may be fixed by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs.

SEC. 2. In expending appropriations or portions of appropriations contained in this Act, for the payment of personal services in the District of Columbia in accordance with the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, the average of the salaries of the total number of persons under any grade in any bureau, office, or other appropriation unit shall not at any time exceed the average of the compensation rates specified for the grade by such Act, as amended, and in grades in which only one position is allocated the salary of such position shall not exceed the average of the compensation rates for the grade except that in unusually meritorious cases of one position in a grade, advances may be made to rates higher than the average of the compensation rates of the grade but not more often than once in any É. year and then only to the next higher rate: Provided, That this restriction shall not apply (1) to grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the clerical-mechanical Service; or (2) to require the reduction in salary of any person whose compensation was fixed, as of July 1, 1924, in accordance with the rules of section 6 of such Act; (3) to require the reduction in salary of any person who is transferred from one position to another position in the same or different grade, in the same or different bureau, office, or other appropriation unit; (4) to prevent the payment of a salary under any grade at a rate higher than the maximum rate of the grade when such higher rate is permitted by the Classification Act of 1923, as ...i and is specifically authorized by other law; or (5) to reduce the compensation of any person in a grade in which only one position is allocated.

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