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Subcommittee co rederal Charters, Holidays,
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SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL CHARTERS,
HOLIDAYS, AND CELEBRATIONS
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
UNITED STATES SENATE
ADMINISTRATION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
JULY 11, 1973
Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1973
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
MARLOW W. COOK, Kentucky
EDWARD J. GURNEY, Florida
SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL CHARTERS, HOLIDAYS, AND CELEBRATIONS
ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska, Chairman JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas
Louise M. Gore, chairman, Maryland Bicentennial Commission...
Commission, accompanied by Eugene Skora, General Counsel..
Hon. Alphonzo Bell, a U.S. Congressman from the 28th District of
of South Carolina...
AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 1973
HOLIDAYS, AND CELEBRATIONS,
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.