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EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS .
Printed for the use of the
COMMITTEE ON EXPENDITURES IN THE EXECUTIVE DEPART.
JOHN L, MCCLELLAN, Arkansas, Chairman JAMES 0. EASTLAND, Mississippi
JOSEPH R. MCCARTHY, Wisconsin CLYDE R. HOEY, North Carolina
IRVING M. IVES, New York GLEN H. TAYLOR, Idaho
KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota HERBERT R. O'CONOR, Maryland
MARGARET CHASE SMITH, Maine RUSSELL B, LONG, Louisiana
ANDREW F. SCHOEPPEL, Kansas HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, Michigan
WALTER L. REYNOLDS, Chief Clerk
branch of the Government (H. Doc. 221)
functions of the Federal Security Administrator (H. Doc. No. 223).
executive affairs of the Commission (H. Doc. No. 226) -
REORGANIZATION PLANS OF 1949
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1949
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D. C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10 a. m., in room 318, Senate Office Building, Senator John L. McClellan (chairman) presiding.
Present: Senators McClellan (chairman), O'Conor, Long, Humphrey, McCarthy, Ives, Mundt, Margaret Chase Smith, Schoeppel, and Vandenberg
Also present: Senators Anderson and Hendrickson; Walter L. Reynolds, chief clerk.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.
The President of the United States has submitted to Congress seven reorganization plans under the authority and direction of the Reorganization Act of 1949' just recently enacted.
I wish to place in the record at this point the letter of transmittal from the President of the United States, together with seven reorganization plans as submitted by the President; and following that, I wish to have printed in the record the subcommittees appointed to handle each plan. (The reorganization plans are as follows:)
[H. Doc. No. 221, 81st Cong., Ist sess.) MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRANSMITTING RECOM
MENDATIONS ON AN INITIAL PROGRAM OF REORGANIZATION OF THE EXECUTIVE
BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT To the Congress of the United States:
I have today signed the Reorganization Act of 1949. The provisions of this act depart from my recommendation and that of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch in that they permit the rejection or reorganization plans by action of either House of Congress, acting alone. Nevertheless, I am glad to proceed, under this measure, in cooperation with the Congress, on the important task of improving the organization of the executive branch.
I am today transmitting to the Congress seven reorganization plans, each with a related message setting forth its purpose and effects. I shall also transmit an additional message recommending legislation to place the management and financing of the Post Office Department on a more business-like basis. These reorganization measures will contribute significantly to the more responsible and efficient administration of Federal programs. They are important steps in putting into effect several major recommendations of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government.
During this session of the Congress I have made a number of recommendations for improvement in the organization and management of the executive branch. They are closely related to the proposals submitted today.
The recommendations presented to the Congress at this session, in response to the specific opportunity presented by the reports of the Commission on
I See p. 38.