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PREFACE TO THIRD EDITION
This volume contains most of the legislation enacted by Congress of special interest to the Committee on Government Operations, U.S. House of Representatives. It supplements and updates the first revision, dated April 1969. The original compilation was issued in December 1966.
With some exceptions, the statutes herein fall within the committee's legislative jurisdiction as prescribed by law, or by House rule or precedent. This compilation is intended as a convenient reference tool in connection with consideration of future amendments to those statutes and in connection with the committee's duty to review and study, on a continuing basis, the application, administration, execution, and effectiveness of laws within its jurisdiction.
The format used is to print the original text of each basic or initial act and to add immediately thereafter acts which amend it or otherwise relate to it. Appearing before the text of each act are references and citations leading to quick identification of the chief legislative history material: Debates, reports, and hearings.
The numerous reorganization plans submitted by the President pursuant to various reorganization acts have been omitted.
An appendix has been added. Some of the statutes included therein were not considered by the committee or its predecessor. Appendixes A, B, C, and E show the legislation in a form which directly incorporates current amendments. The appendix uses a modified format. To have followed that used in the body would have proved unduly cumbersome.
The committee was aided in the preparation of this compilation by the Congressional Research Service. The committee greatly appreciates this help. Particular recognition for their contributions is due to Messrs. Grover S. Williams and Thomas Lyons of the American Law Division.
tember 23, 1950)----
1946, as amended (August 31, 1954).
officers and employees assigned to duty posts outside the
1946, as amended (July 5, 1960)
Page I. To provide for payment of annuities to widows and depend
ent children of Comptrollers General (July 13, 1959) -- 134 J. To permit the use of statistical sampling procedures in the examination of vouchers (August 30, 1964) --
139 K. To make further provision for the retirement of the Comptroller General (July 26, 1966) -
141 L. To amend the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921, to require
the advice and consent of the Senate for future appoint-
143 M. To extend the authority of agency heads to draw checks in
favor of financial organizations to other classes of recur-
146 N. To remove certain limitations on the granting of relief of
owners of lost or stolen bearer securities of the United
148 (). To authorize any executive department or independent
establishment of the Government, or any bureau or office
150 P. To authorize checks to be drawn in favor of financial or
ganization for the credit of a person's account, under
152 Q. General Accounting Office Act of 1974 (January 2, 1975) -- 154 III. Commissions, Committees, etc..
161 A. Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (July 7, 1947) (Hoover Commission).
161 B. To extend for 60 days the time within which the Commis
sion on Organization of the Executive Branch of the
165 C. Relating to the extension and the final liquidation of the
Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of
167 D. For the establishment of a Commission on Governmental Operations (July 10, 1953)
169 E. To provide for the continuation in office of certain mem
bers of the Commission on Governmental Operations
173 F. To establish a Commission on Population Growth and the American Future (March 16, 1970) --
175 G. To establish a Commission on Government Procurement (November 26, 1969)
179 H. To amend the Act of November 26, 1969, to provide for an
extension of the date on which the Commission on Govern-
184 I. To establish the Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish-speaking People (December 30, 1969) -
186 J. To amend the Act uf December 30, 1969, establishing the
Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish-speaking
190 K. To authorize appropriations for expenses of the ffice of Intergovernmental Relations (December 30, 1969)
192 L. To authorize the establishment of a system governing the
creation and operation of advisory committees in the
194 M. To establish a Commission on Federal Paperwork (December 27, 1974).
202 IV. Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (September 9, 1965)-
207 V. Department of Transportation Act (October 15, 1966)
215 Page 237 237 257 281 281
VI. Energy Organization Statutes.
A. Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (May 7, 1974)-
B. Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (October 11, 1974).
A. Employment Act of 1946 (February 20, 1946) ---
respect to the Joint Committee on the Economic Report
(October 6, 1949).
respect to the name the Joint Economic Committee
(June 18, 1956) -
the representation of the majority and minority member-
(January 25, 1967)-----
Committee report (March 16, 1974)-
selected amendments, and related statutes.
see appendix E for text...
(October 22, 1968) ---
maintenance, operation, and utilization of automatic
agencies (October 30, 1965) -
lieu of taxes may be made with respect to certain real
departments (October 17, 1970) -
ices Act of 1949 to permit the rotation of certain property
justify its retention (September 26, 1970),
Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society,
Incorporated (December 26, 1974).
istrative Services Act of 1949, with respect to American
Islands (January 2, 1975)---
Act of 1949, to provide for the disposal of certain excess
Indians (January 2, 1975) ---
A. Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (August 30,
procurement of property and services by the Government
(July 25, 1974).
for passenger motor vehicles over and above the statutory
price limitation (September 26, 1970). X. Federal Reports and Records
A. An Act to discontinue certain reports now required by law
to be made to Congress (May 29, 1928) --
of certain reports to Congress, and for other purposes
(June 29, 1960).---
law (November 8, 1965).