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shall not form the basis of a further claim of any nature upon the United States by him, his heirs or assigns.

All other Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this section are hereby repealed.

Sec. 15. The head of any department, when authorized in an appropriation or other Act, may procure the temporary (not in excess of one year) or intermittent services of experts or consultants or organizations thereof, including stenographic reporting services, by contract, and in such cases such service

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regard to the civil-service and classification laws (but as to agencies subject to the Classification Act at rates not in excess of the per diem equivalent of the highest rate payable under the Classification Act, unless other. rates are specifically provided in the appropriation or other law) and, except in the case of stenographic reporting services by organizations, without regard to section 3709, Revised Statutes, as amended by this Act.

SEC. 16. (a) Section 5 of the Act of July 16, 1914 (5 U. S. C. 78), is amended to read as follows:

“Sec. 5. (a) Unless specifically authorized by the appropriation concerned or other law, no appropriation shall be expended to purchase or hire passenger motor vehicles for any branch of the Government other than those for the use of the President of the United States, the secretaries to the President, or the heads of the executive departments enumerated in 5 U.S. C. 1.

(b) Excepting appropriations for the Military and Naval Establishments, no appropriation shall be available for the purchase, maintenance, or operation of any aircraft unless specific authority for the purchase, maintenance, or operation thereof has been or is provided in such appropriation.

"(c) Unless otherwise specifically provided, no appropriation available for any department shall be expended

“(1) to purchase any passenger motor vehicle (exclusive of busses, ambulances, and station wagons), at a cost, completely equipped for operation, and including the value of any vehicle exchanged, in excess of the maximum price therefor, if any, established pursuant to law by a Government agency and in no event more than such amount as may be specified in an appropriation or other Act, which shall be in addition to the amount required for transportation;

*(2) for the maintenance, operation, and repair of any Gov. ernment-owned passenger motor vehicle or aircraft not used exclusively for official purposes; and 'official purposes' shall not include the transportation of officers and employees between their domiciles and places of employment, except in cases of medical officers on out-patient medical service and except in cases of officers and employees engaged in field work the character of whose duties makes such transportation necessary and then only as to such latter cases when the same is approved by the head of the department concerned. Any officer or employee of the Government who willfully uses or authorizes the use of any Government-owned passenger motor vehicle or aircraft, or of any passenger motor vehicle or aircraft leased by the

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Government, for other than official purposes or otherwise violates the provisions of this paragraph shall be suspended from duty by the head of the department concerned, without compensation, for not less than one month, and shall be suspended for a longer period or summarily removed from office if circumstances warrant. The limitations of this paragraph shall not apply to any motor vehicles or aircraft for official use of the President, the heads of the executive departments enumerated in 5 U. S. C. 1, ambassadors, ministers, chargés d'affaires, and other principal diplomatic and consular officials. “(d) In the budgets for the fiscal year 1948 and subsequent fiscal years there shall be submitted in detail estimates for such necessary appropriations as are intended to be used for purchase or hire of passenger motor vehicles or for purchase, maintenance, or operation of aircraft, specifying the sums required, the public purposes for which said conveyances are intended, the number of currently owned conveyances to be continued in use, and the officials or employees by whom all of such conveyances are to be used.

“(e) The acquisition of aircraft or passenger motor vehicles by any agency by transfer from another department of the Government shall be considered as a purchase within the meaning hereof."

(b) The second paragraph of section 3 of the Act of March 18, 1904 (33 Stat. 142;5 U.S. C. 77), is hereby repealed.

Section 4 of the Act of February 3, 1905 (33 Stat. 687; 5 U. S. C. 77), is hereby amended to read as follows:

"All motor vehicles acquired and used for official purposes of the departmental service in the District of Columbia shall have conspicuously imprinted thereon at all times the full name of the executive department or other branch of the public service to which the same belong and in the service of which the same are used.”

Sec. 17. (a) The following statutes or parts of statutes are hereby repealed :

Sections 1779 and 192, as amended, of the Revised Statutes (5 U.S. C. 102);

The Act of January 21, 1881 (44 U. S. C. 323);
Section 3 of the Act of March 15, 1898 (31 U. S. C. 678).

(b) That portion of the Act of July 31, 1876, (44 U. S. C. 321; 19 Stat. 105), reading as follows: "and in nó case of advertisement for contracts for the public service shall the same be published in any newspaper published and printed in the District of Columbia unless the supplies or labor covered by such advertisement are to be furnished or performed in said District of Columbia” is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof "or in the adjoining counties of Maryland or Virginia”.

(C) That portion of the Act of June 23, 1906 (3 U.S. C. 43) read. ing as follows: “not exceeding $25,000 per annum” is hereby amended to read, “not exceeding $40,000 per annum”.

Sec. 18. The word department” as used in this Act shall be construed to include independent establishments, other agencies, wholly owned Government corporations (the transactions of which corporations shall be subject to the authorizations and limitations of this Act, except that section 9 shall apply to their administrative transactions only), and the government of the District of Columbia, but

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shall not include the Senate, House of Representatives, or office of the Architect of the Capitol, or the officers or employees thereof. The words "continental United States" as used herein shall be construed to mean the forty-eight States and the District of Columbia. The word "Government shall be construed to include the government of the District of Columbia. The word “appropriation" shall be construed as including funds made available by legislation under section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act, approved December 6, 1945.

Sec. 19. Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 14, and 15 of this Act shall not apply to persons whose pay and allowances are established by the Pay Readjustment Act of 1942.

SEC. 20. Sections 1 and 2 of this Act shall become effective on the first day of the third calendar month following the enactment hereof.

Approved August 2, 1946.

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(Page citations are to vol. 96, Congressional Record) H.R. 9430: To amend the act entitled "An act to authorize certain administrative expenses in the Government service, and for other purposes," approved August 2, 1946 (60 Stat. 806), to simplify administration in the Government service, and for other purposes. Mr. Dawson; Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, 12477. Reported (H. Rept. 2984), 13260. Passed House, 13247. Referred to Senate Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, 13265. Reported with amendments (S. Rept. 2495), 13803. Amended and passed Senate, 14664. House concurs in Senate amendment, 14935. Examined and signed, 14992, 15074. Presented to the President, 15342. Approved (Public Law 830), 15790.



House Report 2984, 81st Congress, 11384.
Senate Report 2495, 81st Congress, 11372.


House Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, 81st Congress: Amendments to the Administrative Expenses 'Act, August 11, 23, 1950, on H.R. 9230 and H.R. 9430.

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