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person so appointed shall not be increased for a period of six months after confirmation.

And the Senate agree to the same.
Amendment numbered 14:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 14, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

Restore the matter stricken out by said amendment, amended to read as follows:

Sec. 4. In carrying out the provisions of this joint resolution the President is authorized to establish and prescribe the duties and functions of necessary agencies within the Government.

And the Senate agree to the same.
Amendment numbered 15:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 15, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In line 1 of the matter inserted by said amendment strike out 4” and insert 5; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 18:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 18, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

In lieu of the matter inserted by said amendment, insert the following:

Sec. 7. The President shall require to be paid such rates of pay for all persons engaged upon any project financed in whole or in part, through loans or otheruise, by funds appropriated by this joint resolution, as will in the discretion of the President accomplish the purposes of this joint resolution, and not affect adversely or otherwise tend to decrease the going rates of wages paid for work of a similar nature.

The President may fix different rates of wages for various types of work on any project, which rates need not be uniform throughout the United States: Provided, however, That whenever permanent buildings for the use of any department of the Government of the United States, or the District of Columbia, are to be constructed by funds appropriated by this joint resolution, the provisions of the Act of March 3, 1931 (U. Š. C., Supp. VII, title 40, sec. 276a), shall apply but the rates of wages shali be determined in advance of any bidding thereon.

And the Senate agree to the same.
Amendment numbered 19:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 19, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

In line 1 of the matter inserted by said amendment, strike out"7" and insert in lieu thereof 8; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 23:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 23, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

In line 6 of the matter inserted by said amendment, strike out the words "upon such department" and insert in lieu thereof the word thereupon and in line 7 of such matter after the word “this" insert the word joint; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 26:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 26, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

In line 1 of the matter inserted by said amendment strike out“14" and insert in lieu thereof 13; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 27:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 27, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

In lieu of the matter inserted by said amendment insert the following:

Sec. 14. The authority of the President under the provisions of the Act entitled An Act for the relief of unemployment through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes' approved March 31, 1933, as amended, is hereby continued to and including March 31, 1937.

And the Senate agree to the same.
Amendment numbered 29:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 29, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

In lieu of the number proposed insert 15; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 30:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 30, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

In lieu of the number proposed insert 16; and the Senate agree to the same.

J. P. BUCHANAN,
EDWARD T. TAYLOR,
WILLIAM W. ARNOLD,
W. B. OLIVER,

ROBERT L. BACON,
Managers on the part of the House.

CARTER Glass,
KENNETH MCKELLAR,
Royal S. COPELAND,
FREDERICK HALE,

HENRY W. KEYES,
Managers on the part of the Senate.

STATEMENT OF THE MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

The managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the joint resolution (H. J. Res. 117) making appropriations for relief purposes, submit the following statement in explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon and recommended in the accompanying conference report as to each of such amendments, namely:

Amendment no. 1: In lieu of the four general purposes of the House bill stricken out by the Senate and in lieu of the provision in the Senate bill "to provide relief and work relief” there is inserted the following: “To provide relief, work relief and to increase employment by providing for useful projects".

Amendment no. 2: Strikes out, as proposed by the Senate, the provision in the House bill that the expenditure of the appropriation shall be made under the direction of the President “in such manner and for such purposes and/or such projects, Federal or non-Federal; as shall be adapted to the accomplishment of any one or more of the objectives specified in clause (1), (2), (3), or (4).'

Amendment no. 3: Provides for the allocations as set forth in the Senate amendment, modified as follows:

Makes clear that the restoration of certain amounts to the Public Works Administration is authorized.

Provides for "assistance for educational, professional and clerical persons", with an allocation of $300,000,000, instead of "projects for professional and clerical persons ”, in the same amount.

Provides for "loans or grants, or both, for projects of States, Territories, Possessions, including subdivisions and agencies thereof, municipalities, and the District of Columbia, and self-liquidating projects of public bodies thereof, where, in the determination of the President, not less than a twenty-five per centum of the loan or the grant, or the aggregate thereof, is to be expended for work under each particular project” in the sum of $900,000,000, in lieu of "loans or grants for public projects of States and Territories and the District of Columbia or political subdivisions or agencies thereof”, in the same amount.

Makes provision for prevention of stream pollution.

In the final proviso prohibiting expenditures for munitions, warships, or military or naval matériel, makes clear that the appropriation may be used for new buildings, reconstruction of buildings and other improvements in military or naval reservations, etc.

Amendment no. 4: Strikes out of the House bill, as proposed by the Senate, the authority that "specific powers hereinafter vested in the President shall not be construed as limiting the general powers and discretion vested in him by this section.”

Amendment no. 5: Retains in substance the Senate's amendment, but strikes out of that part relating to highways and grade crossings all provision for the expenditure of sums authorized for the fiscal year 1936 under the Highway Act of June 18, 1934, and provides that the expenditure of funds in the joint resolution for highways and other related projects "shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the President may prescribe for carrying out this paragraph”; and in the final proviso relating to the carrying on of rivers and harbors projects, reclamation projects, and public buildings projects, inserts the Senate provision modified so as to make clear its intent.

Amendment no. 6: Inserts the amendment proposed by the Senate authorizing the use of funds made available by the joint resolution for the purpose of making loans to finance the purchase of farm lands and equipment by farmers, farm tenants, croppers, or farm laborers.

Amendment no. 7: Inserts the amendment proposed by the Senate authorizing the use of funds made available by the joint resolution, in the discretion of the President, for the administration of the Agricultural Adjustment Act during the period of 12 months after the enactment of the joint resolution.

Amendments nos. 8 and 9: Provides, as proposed by the Senate, that the appropriations made shall be available for use only in the United States and its Territories and possessions and excludes the Philippine Islands, which were included in the House bill.

Amendments nos. 10 and 11: Provides, as proposed by the House bill, that the services and supplies to be acquired under the joint resolution shall not be subject to competitive bidding and advertising when the aggregate amount involved is less than $300.

Amendment no. 12: Provides, as proposed by the House bill, that the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, shall not apply in the fixing of salaries under section 3.

Amendment no. 13: Inserts as a substitute for the Senate amendment providing for confirmation of certain persons to be appointed or designated by the President, the following:

Any Administrator or other officer, or the members of any central board, or other agency, named to have general supervision at the seat of Government over the program and work contemplated under the appropriation made in section 1 of this joint resolution and receiving a salary of $5,000 or more per annum from such appropriation, and any State or regional administrator receiving a salary of $5,000 or more per annum from such appropriation (except persons now serving as such under other law), shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate: Provided, That the provisions of section 1761 of the Revised Statutes shall not apply to any such appointee and the salary of any person so appointed shall not be increased for a period of six months after confirmation.

Amendment no. 14: Strikes out, as proposed by the Senate, section 4 of the House bill relating to the establishment of new agencies, the utilization and prescribing of the duties and functions of Government agencies, the consolidation, redistribution, abolition, etc., of emergency agencies, and the delegation of powers conferred on the President, and inserts as a substitute a section which provides that in carrying out the provisions of this joint resolution the President is authorized to establish and prescribe the duties and functions of necessary agencies within the Government.

Amendment no. 15: Strikes out, as proposed by the Senate, section 5 of the House bill providing for the guaranty of loans to, or payments of, needy individuals, and the making of grants and/or loans and/or contracts, and the acquisition of real property, and inserts in lieu thereof the Senate amendment providing for the acquisition, etc., of real property, which is identical with the matter in the House section relative to real property with the exception of authority to “maintain” real property, which is omitted.

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Amendments nos. 16 and 17: Corrects the section number, and provides a maximum penalty of $1,000, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $5,000, as proposed by the House, for any violation of any rule or regulation prescribed by the President.

Amendment no. 18: Inserts the new section proposed by the Senate providing that the President shall require to be paid such rates of pay for all persons engaged upon any project financed, in whole or in part, through loans or otherwise, by funds appropriated by the joint resolution as will, in his discretion, accomplish its purposes and not affect adversely or otherwise tend to decrease the going rates of wages paid for work of a similar nature; and also authorizes the President to fix different rates of wages for various types of work, which rates need not be uniform throughout the United States. The proviso of the second paragraph of the amendment, relating to wages upon construction of permanent buildings for use of any department of the Government, is modified so as to make applicable to such construction, in lien of the requirement in the Senate amendment of "any law of the United States or any code”, the provisions of the act of March 3, 1931 (the Davis-Bacon Act), with the further condition that the rates of wages shall be determined in advance of any bidding thereon.

Amendment no. 19: Inserts as proposed by the Senate a new section which provides that wherever practicable full advantage shall be taken of the facilities of private enterprise in carrying out the provisions of the joint resolution.

Amendment no. 20: Strikes out the section inserted by the Senate requiring sanitary plumbing work in connection with building construction under the resolution to be let separately by contract to the lowest qualified bidder.

Amendment no. 21: Inserts a new section proposed by the Senate providing for a fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both, for any fraud or attempted fraud in connection with the operations under the joint resolution.

Amendment no. 22: Inserts a new section, as proposed by the Senate, continuing in full force and effect until June 30, 1936, or such earlier date as the President by proclamation may fix, the provisions of the Federal Emergency Relief Act of 1933, as amended.

Amendment no. 23: Inserts a new section, as proposed by the Senate, which prohibits the expenditure of any of the funds appropriated by the joint resolution for administrative expenses of any department, bureau, etc., if such administrative expenses are ordinarily financed from annual appropriations, unless additional work is imposed upon such department, bureau, etc., by reason of the joint resolution.

Amendment no. 24: Inserts a new section proposed by the Senate continuing until June 30, 1937, the Public Works Administration and authorizes the Administration to perform such of its functions under title II of the National Industrial Recovery Act and under this joint resolution as may be authorized by the President. The section also continues available, until June 30, 1937, all sums appropriated to carry out the purposes of the National Industrial Recovery Act. The section also authorizes the President to sell securities acquired under that act and this joint resolution and to use the proceeds for making further loans under that Act and this joint resolution.

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