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GOVERNMENT OPERATION OCUMENT
REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 2 OF 1967
(U.S. Tariff Commission) 90-1
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
MARCH 21 AND APRIL 5, 1967
Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1967
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
J. P. CARLSON, Minority Counsel
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
JACK EDWARDS, Alabama
VERONICA B. JOHNSON, Clerk
Kaplowitz, Paul, Chairman, U.S. Tariff Commission, letter to Hon.
REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 2 OF 1967
(U.S. Tariff Commission)
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1967
EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE
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.