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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL CHARTERS,

HOLIDAYS, AND CELEBRATIONS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H.R. 7446
TO ESTABLISH THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL

ADMINISTRATION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

JULY 11, 1973

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

JAMES 0. EASTLAND, Mississippi, Chairman JOHN L. MCCLELLAN Arkansas

ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska SAM J. ERVIN, JR., North Carolina

HIRAM L. FONG, Hawaii PHILIP A. HART, Michigan

HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania
EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts STROM THURMOND, South Carolina
BIRCH BAYH, Indiana

MARLOW W. COOK, Kentucky
QUENTIN N. BURDICK, North Dakota CHARLES MCC. MATHIAS, JR., Maryland
ROBERT C. BYRD, West Virginia

EDWARD J. GURNEY, Florida
JOHN V. TUNNEY, California

SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL CHARTERS, HOLIDAYS, AND CELEBRATIONS

ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska, Chairman JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

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Testimony of:

Louise M. Gore, chairman, Maryland Bicentennial Commission...
Hugh A. Hall, Acting Director, the American Revolution Bicentennial

Commission, accompanied by Eugene Skora, General Counsel..
Hon. Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., a U.S. Senator from the State of

Maryland..
Paul H. O'Neill, Associate Director, Office of Management and

Budget---
Statements submitted by:

Hon. Alphonzo Bell, a U.S. Congressman from the 28th District of

California
Hon. Charles E. Bennett, a U.S. Congressman from the third District of

Florida---
Hon. Edward W. Brooke, a U.S. Senator from the State of

Massachusetts
Hon. Edward M. Kennedy, a U.S. Senator from the State of

Massachusetts-
Kyran M. McGrath, director, American Association of Museums,

Washington, D.C.--.
Hon. James R. Mann, a U.S. Congressman from the Fourth District

of South Carolina...
Hon. Sam Numm, a U.S. Senator from the State of Georgia.---
Glennis Parker, executive director, Arkansas American Revolution

Bicentennial Commission...
Perry A. Snyder, director, Mississippi American Revolution Bicenten-
nial Commission.-

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL

ADMINISTRATION

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 1973

U.S. SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL CHARTERS,

HOLIDAYS, AND CELEBRATIONS,
OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to recess, at 11 a.m., in room 2228, New Senate Office Building, Senator Roman L. Hruska (chairman), presiding.

Present: Senator Hruska (presiding).

Also present: Senator Mathias, Tom Collins, subcommittee counsel.

Senator HRUSKA. The subcommittee will come to order.

The chairman apologizes for the delay. We have three committees, subcommittee of this committee, meeting simultanously. Somehow or another, we cannot divide ourselves into two, each part going to a separate meeting.

The Subcommittee on Federal Charters, Holidays, and Celebrations of the Committee on the Judiciary commences hearings today on H.R. 7446.

This bill is designed to provide for a new organization to assume the functions and responsibilities of the present American Revolution Bicentennial Commission. This bill passed the House of Representatives on June 7.

Extensive oversight hearings on the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission were held by this subcommittee during August 1 and 2, 1972. On March 14 and 15 of this year, Subcommittee No. 2 of the House Judiciary Committee held hearings on proposals to restructure the Commission.

These public hearings have provided Congress with an exhaustive background on the activities and progress of the Commission in fulfilling its mission to aid in the celebration of the American Revolution Bicentennial in 1976.

During the hearing today, we expect to have testimony as to the progress of the Bicentennial effort and the need for new legislation. This hearing will be an opportunity for those who have various and diverse ideas to comment on the merits of H.R. 7446.

The Commission has received wide acclaim and praise from many quarters for its achievements. It also has been the subject of considerable disagreement and controversy. Criticism is to be expected because of the very nature and scope of its important work.

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