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APPROPRIATION BILL, 1919

HEARINGS

BEFORE SUBCOMMITTEE OF HOUSE COMMITTEE

ON APPROPRIATIONS

CONSISTING OF

MESSRS. JOSEPH W. BYRNS (CHAIRMAN), JOHN M. EVANS,
JAMES P. BUCHANAN, WILLIAM H. STAFFORD,

AND JAMES W. GOOD

IN CHARGE OF

THE LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE, AND JUDICIAL

APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1919

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LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE, AND JUDICIAL

APPROPRIATION BILL, 1919.

HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE, MESSRS. JOSEPH W. BYRNS (CHAIRMAN), JOHN M. EVANS, JAMES P. BUCHANAN, WILLIAM H. STAFFORD, AND JAMES W. GOOD, OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IN CHARGE OF THE LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE, AND JUDICIAL APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1919, ON THE DAYS NAMED.

MONDAY, December 17, 1917.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.

STATEMENTS OF MR. HERBERT PUTNAM, LIBRARIAN OF CON

GRESS, AND MR. F. L. AVERILL, SUPERINTENDENT OF BUILDING AND GROUNDS.

Mr. Byrxs. You have asked for a number of increases in salary and have seven additional positions?

Mr. PUTNAM. Yes, sir.

Mr. Byens. I suppose you want to make a general statement before individual cases are taken up?

INCREASES IN PAY.

(See p. 9.)

Mr. PUTNAM. As usual, this letter which I have had printed as a separate document.summarizes all of the increases. As you have stated, there are seven additional assistants asked for, of which five have been asked for in previous years, but not granted. The reason for each is repeated in this letter, quoted from the previous statements. The two in addition, not previously asked for, are two additional assistants in the reading room. The salary increases are scattered all through the bill; they are numerous, because they include-as we understood we would have to specify them distinctly-a repetition of the 5 and 10 per cent increases of this year, and in addition we have included a few, repeated from our former recommendations, which were not covered by those 5 and 10 per cent increases.

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