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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas
JOHN TABER, New York HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California
BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa ALBERT THOMAS, Texas
H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio
WALT HORAN, Washington W. F. NORRELL, Arkansas
GORDON CANFIELD, New Jersey JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi
IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama
GERALD R. FORD, JR., Michigan JOHN J. ROONEY, New York
HAROLD C. OSTERTAG, New York J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia
FRANK T. BOW, Ohio JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island
CHARLES RAPER JONAS, North Carolina ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida
MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin PRINCE H. PRESTON, Georgia
EL FORD A, CEDERBERG, Michigan OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana
GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan
JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois
JOHN R. PILLION, New York FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota
PHIL WEAVER, .Nebraska JOHN J. RILEY, South Carolina
WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee
KEITH THOMSON, Wyoming
ROBERT H. MICHEL, Mlinois
KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staff Director
W.J. MCNEIL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (COMPTROLLER)
THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (COMPTROLLER)
MATTERS), OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (COMPTROLLER)
OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE ARMY
BUDGET AND REPORTS, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, COMPTROLLER, DEPARTMENT OF THE
We will begin today on the appropriations for the operation and maintenance of the armed services.
Following a study by our staff I advised Mr. McNeil, who is our chief witness for today, that there were certain questions which we would like him or others to discuss with the committee today or during this hearing. We went into considerable detail as to the areas in which we were principally interested.
Mr. Secretary, I am sure you have had these questions and problems in mind in the preparation of your remarks for today.
I am sure that many other questions will arise as we give consideration to the huge sums requested by the services for the operations and maintenance of our defense program.
What is your thought, Mr. Secretary, as to how you ceed with your statement today?
Mr. McNeil. Mr. Chairman, first as to the questions you submitted, they were very helpful to us in preparing a statement which may serve to focus attention on the operation and maintenance group of appropriations.
In this prepared statement we have dealt with a number of the areas covered by your questions—not all, because several of the ques