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GOVERNMENT OPERATION OCUMENT

REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 2 OF 1967

(U.S. Tariff Commission) 90-1

HEARINGS
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON

UNIVERSITI

STARFORD

BEFORE A

MAY 1967

DIVISION

GOV'T

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETIETH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

MARCH 21 AND APRIL 5, 1967

Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1967

76-896

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois, Chairman CHET HOLIFIELD, California

FLORENCE P. DWYER, New Jersey JACK BROOKS, Texas

OGDEN R, REID, New York L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina

FRANK HORTON, New York PORTER HARDY, JR., Virginia

DONALD RUMSFELD, Illinois JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama

JOHN W. WYDLER, New York EDWARD A. GARMATZ, Maryland

ROBERT DOLE, Kansas JOHN E. MOSS, California

CLARENCE J. BROWN, JR., Ohio DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida

JACK EDWARDS, Alabama HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin

GUY VANDER JAGT, Michigan JOHN S, MONAGAN, Connecticut

JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana TORBERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts FLETCHER THOMPSON, Georgia J. EDWARD ROUSH, Indiana

WILLIAM O. COWGER, Kentucky WILLIAM S. MOORHEAD, Pennsylvania MARGARET M. HECKLER, Massachusetts CORNELIUS E. GALLAGHER, New Jersey GILBERT GUDE, Maryland WILLIAM J. RANDALL, Missouri BENJAMIN S. ROSENTHAL, New York JIM WRIGHT, Texas FERNAND J. ST GERMAIN, Rhode Island

CHRISTINE RAY DAVIS, Staff Director

JAMES A. LANIGAN, General Counsel
MILES Q. ROMNEY, A88ociate General Counsel

J. P. CARLSON, Minority Counsel
WILLIAM H. COPENHAVER, Minority Professional Staji

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION SUBCOMMITTEE

JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota, Chairman BENJAMIN S. ROSENTHAL, New York JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois CHET HOLIFIELD, California

CLARENCE J. BROWN, JR., Ohio
HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin

JACK EDWARDS, Alabama
ELMER W. HENDERSON, Counsel
JEROME D. SOLLINS, Legal Assistant

VERONICA B. JOHNSON, Clerk
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REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 2 OF 1967

(U.S. Tariff Commission)

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1967
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE

REORGANIZATION SUBCOMMITTEE
OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10 a.m., in room 2247, Rayburn Office Building, Hon. John A. Blatnik (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Representatives John A. Blatnik, Chet Holifield, Henry S. Reuss, and John N. Erlenborn.

Also present: Elmer W. Henderson, subcommittee counsel; James A. Lanigan, general counsel, Committee on Government Operations; J. P. Carlson, minority counsel; and William H. Copenhaver, minority professional staff.

Chairman BLATNIK. The Executive and Legislative Reorganization Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations will please come to order.

We meet in public hearing this morning to consider Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1967.

(Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1967 follows:)

(H. Doc. 78, 90th Cong., first sess.)

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TRANSMITTING REORGANI

ZATION PLAN No. 2 OF 1967, CONCERNING THE U.S. TARIFF COMMISSION AND WAYS TO PROMOTE ITS MORE EFFICIENT OPERATION

To the Congress of the United States:

I am transmitting Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1967, concerning the U.S. Tariff Commission.

The plan is a step toward fulfilling my pledge to the American people that government must be reshaped to meet the tasks of today. It underscores my conviction that progress can be achieved by building upon what is strong and enduring, but that we shall never hesitate to discard what is inefficient or outmoded. This plan has a single, clear objective-to strengthen the operations of the Tariff Commission by transferring to its Chairman certain routine executive and administrative functions now divided among its six Commissioners.

In taking this long overdue step, the plan adopts a proven concept of good management recommended by the first Hoover Commission: in the interests of efficiency purely administrative functions_budgeting, personnel supervision, and general management-should be vested in the chairman of a commission rather than diffused throughout the commission.

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