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In response to the Robel decision some of the bills before us repeal the penal provisions of section 5 (a) (1) (D) while others retain them. In the former category are H.R. 15018 and bills identical to it.

The remaining bills before us retain the penal provisions of that section, but amend its provisions in various ways, in an effort to comport with the expressions of the Court in the Robel case.

However, several bills in both categories—H.R. 15626, H.R. 15018, and bills identical to them—authorize the President to institute a personnel security clearance program to bar certain described individuals from employment in defense facilities” as that term is so defined in the bills.

With the exception of H.R. 15626 and bills identical to it, all of the bills confine themselves principally to amendments designed to cope with the Robel case.

On the other hand H.R. 15626 and bills identical to it are not limited to remedying the Robel decision. They have the additional purposes of giving express congressional sanction for the institution of an industrial security clearance program for the protection of classified information released to United States industry or any facility in the United States, to clarify the position of Congress with respect to issues raised in the Supreme Court decision Greene v. McElroy, 360 U.S. 474 (1959), and a decision of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Shoultz v. Secretary of Defense, of February 9, 1968.

They also amend the Magnuson Act to give express congressional authorization for the institution of a personnel security program for access to vessels, harbors, ports, and waterfront facilities to remedy a deficiency in this act revealed by the Supreme Court in Schneider v. Commandant, United States Coast Guard, decided January 16, 1968.

Moreover, the bills H.R. 15626 and those identical to it include detailed provisions to strengthen the administration and enforcement of our security programs, involving defense facilities, the release of classified information, and the security of vessels, ports, harbors, and waterfront facilities.

The provisions authorize specific investigation, hearing, and review procedures. They include provisions relating to the subject matter of inquiries, the cross-examination and confrontation of witnesses, the issuance of compulsory process for attendance of witnesses, the granting of immunity for compelled testimony, reimbursement to persons for loss of earnings, and the regulation of the jurisdiction of the courts. (The order of appointment of the subcommittee follows:)

APRIL 23, 1988. To: Mr. FRANCIS J. McNAMARA, Director, Committee on Un-American Activities.

Pursuant to the provisions of the law and the Rules of this Committee, I hereby appoint a subcommittee of the Committee on Un-American Activities, consisting of Honorable William M. Tuck, Honorable John C. Culver, Honorable John M. Ashbrook, and Honorable Albert W. Watson, as associate members, and myself, as Chairman, to conduct hearings in Washington, D.C., commencing on or about April 30, 1968, and/or at such other times thereafter and places as said subcommittee shall determine, as contemplated by the resolution adopted by the Committee on the 19th day of March, 1968, authorizing hearings H.R. 15626 and related bills, and other matters under investigation by the Committee.

Please make this action a matter of Committee record.
If any member indicates his inability to serve, please notify me.
Given under my hand this 23rd day of April, 1968.

/s/ Edwin E. Willis,

EDWIN E. WILLIS, Chairman, Committee on Un-American Activities. The CHAIRMAN. Copies of the bill before us will now be inserted in the record, together with a summary of the court decisions to which I have referred. The full text of the court decisions will be inserted in the appendix. (See pp. 1569–1676.)

(The documents referred to follow :)

90TH CONGRESS

20 SESSION

H. R. 15626

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

FEBRUARY 27, 1968 Mr. Willis (for himself, Mr. ABERNETHY, Mr. ABBITT, Mr. AsHMORE, Mr. Bogas,

Mr. BURLESON, Mr. COLMER, Mr. Dorn, Mr. EDWARDS of Louisiana, Mr. EVERETT, Mr. FASCELL, Mr. FISHER, Mr. Gettys, Mr. HÉBERT, Mr. HenDERSON, Mr. ICHORD, Mr: Long of Louisiana, Mr. McMILLAN, Mr. Passman, Mr. Poate, Mr. Pool, Mr. Rarick, Mr. RIVERS, Mr. Tuck, and Mr. WagGONNER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Un-American Activities

[H.R. 15649, introduced by Mr. Baring on February 28, 1968; H.R. 16613, introduced by Mr. Ashbrook on April 11, 1968; and H.R. 16757, introduced by Mr. Buchanan on April 24, 1968, are identical to H.R. 15626.)

A BILL To amend the Subversive Activities Control Act of 1950 to

authorize the Federal Government to deny employment in defense facilities to certain individuals, to protect classified information released to United States industry, and for

other purposes. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

3 That the Subversive Activities Control Act of 1950 is

4 amended as follows:

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(1) Paragraph (7) of section 3 of such Act is amended

6 to read as follows:

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(1317)

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1 (7) The term 'facility' means any manufacturing, 2 producing or service establishment, enterprise or legal en3 tity, any plant, factory, industry, public utility, mine, labora4 tory, educational institution, research organization, railroad, 5 airport, pier, waterfront installation, vessel, aircraft, vehicle, 6 or any part, division, department, or activity of any of the 7 foregoing. The term 'defense facility' means any facility 8 designated as such pursuant to section 5(b)."

(2) Section 5 (a) (1) of such Act is amended10

(A) by striking out clauses (C) and (D) and in

serting in lieu thereof the following: 12

“(C) if such organization is a Communist-action

organization, to engage in any employment in any de14 fense facility, with knowledge or notice of its designation

as a defense facility; or”; and 16

(B) by redesignating clause (E) as clause (D). 17 (3) Section 5 (b) of such Act is amended to read as

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18 follows:

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“(b) Under such regulations (which shall include pro

20 cedures for administrative review) as shall be prescribed by

21 the President, the Secretary of Defense is authorized and

22 directed to designate as a defense facility any facility23

“(1) engaged in classified military projects ; 24

“(2) engaged in the fabrication or assembly of

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weapons, weapons or defense systems, missiles, rockets,

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