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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

FOR FISCAL YEAR 1969

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETIETH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 18038

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1969, AND

FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1968

93-611

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska, Chairman WILLIAM PROXMIRE, Wisconsin

THOMAS H. KUCHEL, California RALPH YARBOROUGH, Texas

NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire Chairman HAYDEN, Arizona, Ex Officio MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota,

Ex Officio

THOMAS J. SCOTT, Clerk

(II)

:

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL

YEAR 1969

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1968

U.S. SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10 a.m., in room 1223, New Senate Office Building, Hon. E. L. Bartlett (chairman) presiding.

Present: Senators Bartlett, Proxmire, Chairman Hayden, and Young

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE

STATEMENT OF ELMER B. STAATS, COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF

THE UNITED STATES
ACCOMPANIED BY:
FRANK H. WEITZEL, ASSISTANT COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF

THE UNITED STATES
ROBERT F. KELLER, GENERAL COUNSEL
ELLSWORTH H. MORSE, JR., DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF POLICY AND

SPECIAL STUDIES
HERSCHEL J. SIMMONS, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF ADMINISTRA-

TIVE SERVICES
SANFORD H. CORNETT, CHIEF, BUDGET AND FINANCE BRANCH
OWEN A. KANE, LIAISON OFFICE

SUBCOMMITTEE PROCEDURE
Senator BARTLETT. The subcommittee will come to order.

We start hearings this morning on the legislative branch appropriation bill for fiscal year 1969. The House committee schedule is to report the appropriation bill to the House on June 21, 1968. This is only a few days before the beginning of the new fiscal year, so I have concluded it would be desirable to do as much work as possible on the bill so that when it arrives from the House, we can proceed promptly to process it through the Senate.

INTRODUCTION OF WITNESSES

We have with us this morning the Comptroller General of the United States, Mr. Elmer B. Staats, and his associates. Will you please introduce your associates for the record, Mr. Staats?

Mr. STAATS. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

To my left is Mr. Frank Weitzel, Assistant Comptroller General; on my immediate right, Robert Keller, General Counsel of the GAO; to his right, Mr. Herschel Simmons, Director of Administrative Services; and next to him is Mr. Cornett, who is our budget officer; and Mr. Morse, next to the reporter, Director of our Office of Policy and Special Studies. Senator BARTLETT. Thank you.

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