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BUREAU OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC COMMERCE
For an additional amount for “Construction of laboratories”,
The first proviso in the paragraph under the head “United States Maritime Commission, ship construction" in the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1951, is hereby amended by striking out “December 31, 1950” and inserting in lieu thereof “June 30, 1951".
Appropriations and contract authority made available to the United States Maritime Commission for ship construction in the fiscal years 1950 and 1951, and in addition thereto $224,000,000 in contract author- $224,000,000 ity, the totals of which, including not to exceed $500,000 which may (contract be transferred to the appropriation “Salaries and expenses” for neces- authorization) sary administrative costs without regard to limitations thereon in said appropriations, and including not to exceed $15,000,000 for the construction, activation, acquisition, and expansion of plants or facilities, on land whether owned by the Government or otherwise owned, shall be available, without regard to the provisions of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 with respect to essential trade routes, for construction of such additional dry-cargo vessels as the Secretary of Commerce, with the approval of the President, shall find necessary for national security: Provided, That such additional vessels shall not be subject to the first proviso under the head “New ship construction” in the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1950, or the last proviso under the head “Ship construction” in the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1951.
For the payment of obligations incurred on or after July 1, 1946, including obligations authorized herein, for ship construction, reconditioning and betterments, pursuant to the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended, and to the authority granted under the head “United States Maritime Commission” in the several appropriation Acts for the fiscal years 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, and 1951, the unexpended balance of funds heretofore appropriated for the liquidation of such obligations may be consolidated and may, in total, be available for the liquidation of such obligations.
SALARIES AND EXPENSES
is increased from "$452,000” to “$483,000”, and “Maintenance and operation of terminals” 'is decreased from "$765,000" to "$734,000”. [Total, Department of Commerce, $11,325,000.]
Total, Departments of Justice and Commerce (chapter II)---
SALARIES AND EXPENSES, Division OF DISBURSEMENT
BUREAU OF CUSTOMS
SECRET SERVICE DIVISION
SALARIES AND EXPENSES, WHITE HOUSE POLICE For an additional amount for “Salaries and expenses, White House Police", $49,000; and appropriations granted under this head for the fiscal year 1951 shall be available for employment of additional personnel without regard to the limitation contained in section 2 of the Act of August 15, 1950 (Public Law 693).
[Total, Secret Service Division, $131,000.]
OPERATING EXPENSES For an additional anount for "Operating expenses”, $18,600,000; and appropriations made under this head for the fiscal year 1951 shall be available for the purchase of seventy-four additional passenger motor vehicles: Provided, That limitations under this head in the Treasury Department Appropriation Act, 1951, are increased as follows: Number of aircraft on hand, from "one hundred and ten” to."one hundred and thirteen”; number of enlisted men detailed for duty at Coast Guard Headquarters, from “thirty" to "fifty-five”; and the amount that may be expended for recreation, amusement, comfort, and contentment of enlisted personnel of the Coast Guard, from “$190,000” to “$250,000”.
ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, AND IMPROVEMENTS For an additional amount for “Acquisition, construction, and improvements”, $7,900,000, to remain available until expended----
Appropriations made under this head for the fiscal year 1951 shall be available for the payment of obligations incurred during prior fiscal years for retired pay. [Total, Coast Guard, $26,500,000.]
Total, Treasury Department (chapter III)---
27, 156, 000
BUREAU OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
GRANTS TO STATES FOR UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND
EMPLOYMENT SERVICE ADMINISTRATION
Appropriations made under this head for the fiscal year 1951 shall be available for grants to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in accordance with the Act of June 6, 1933, as amended by the Act of September 8, 1950 (Public Law 775): Provided, That in lieu of grants for the purpose of securing office facilities and equipment, the Secretary of Labor may transfer to the Puerto Rico Employment Service any Veterans Employment Service office fåcilities and properties within Puerto Rico, including records, files, and office equipment.
FEDERAL SECURITY AGENCY
OFFICE OF EDUCATION
Appropriations made under this head for the fiscal year 1951 shall be available for carrying out the provisions of the Act of March 18, 1950 (Public Law 462).
F'UBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
SALARIES AND EXPENSES, BUREAU OF OLD-AGE AND SURVIVORS INSURANCE
The amount authorized to be expended from the Federal old-age and survivors insurance trust fund for “Salaries and expenses, Bureau of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance," by the Federal Security Agency Appropriation Act, 1951, as amended by the Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1951, is increased from “$53,988,000” to “$56,988,000"-----
1 (trust funds) NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
ARBITRATION AND EMERGENCY BOARDS
Total, Department of Labor, Federal Security Agency, and -
SOUTHEASTERN POWER ADMINISTRATION
For construction and acquisition of transmission lines, substations, and appurtenant facilities, and for administrative expenses connected
therewith, in carrying out the provisions of section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U. S. C. 825s), as applied to the southeastern power area, including purchase (not to exceed five) and hire of passenger motor vehicles, $1,850,000, to remain available until expended
BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION
1, 450,000 available until expended. Total, Department of the Interior (chapter V)---
3,300,000 CHAPTER VI INDEPENDENT OFFICES
ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION For an additional amount, $1,065,000,000, and appropriations made 1,065, 000,000 under this head for the fiscal year 1951 shall be available for the purchase of not to exceed five hundred passenger motor vehicles, including replacements.
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL MATERIALS
- 1,834, 911, 000
NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR AERONAUTICS
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For a nadditional amount for “Salaries and expenses”, $3,250,000; and the limitation imposed by section 103 of the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1951, on the amount available for travel expenses under this head, is increased from "$260,000” to “$300,000”.
CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT For an additional amount for “Salaries and expenses”, $3,250,000; $1,818,000, to remain available until June 30, 1952.
[Total, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, $5,068,000.]
OFFICE OF THE HOUSING EXPEDITER
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses”, $1,200,000; and the last proviso under this head in the Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1951, is amended to read as follows: "Provided further, That no part of this appropriation may be used to pay compensation of any employee in a grade higher than the grade of such employee on May 22, 1950, except when such employee is required to fill a bona fide vacancy occurring in such higher grade."