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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFICIENCIES
ALBERT THOMAS, Texas, Chairman
BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa
FRANK T. BOW, Ohio
G. HOMER SKABIN, Staff A88istant to the Subcommittee
Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations
WASHINGTON : 1959
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
ELFORD 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, Illinois
KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staff Director
WITNESS HARRY LIVINGSTON, DISBURSING CLERK, HOUSE OF REPRESENTA
CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE HOUSE
Mr. THOMAS. Gentlemen, will the committee please come to order?
We will start to consider some of the deficiency items, which are contained in House Document No. 58.
It is nice to have Mr. Livingston, the Disbursing Clerk of the House, with us.
Tell us about the two items for the House.
Mr. LIVINGSTON. The first item, Mr. Chairman, is a supplemental request of $10,000 for reporting hearings for fiscal year 1958, caused by the heavy work of the committees of the House. The appropriation for the fiscal year 1958 was $120,000, of which $119,984.70 has been expended leaving a balance of $15.30. We have bills to be paid totaling $6,685.35. The balance or $3,314.65 will be used to pay any bills submitted later for payment. On this item we have no way of knowing the amount that will be needed for contract reporting of committee hearings.
The rates per folio for contract reporting service are established by the Committee on Houso Administration.
We submit the following table showing the monthly expenditures for the fiscal year 1958, and the fiscal years 1957, 1956, and 1955:
Fiscal year 1958 ! 1957_July.
$310. 25 August.
1, 686. 10 September..
9, 097. 75 October
3, 994. 75 November
1, 681.00 December
38. 00 1958% anuary
2, 043. 55 February
5, 792, 20 Murch.
13, 332. 50 - April..
9, 923. 55 Мау.
20, 059. 25 June
13, 883. 10 July
21, 932. 00 August.
13, 401. 50 October
2, 765. 10 December.
Mr. THOMAS. What is your next item? Mr. LIVINGSTON. We are requesting a supplemental appropriation of $183,640 for airmail and special delivery stamps, for the 1st session of the 86:h Congress, as authorized by Public Law 85–778, approved August 27, 1958.' This law increased the stamp allowance of Members and Delegates from $300 per fiscal year to $100 per session, and each standing committee from $180 per fiscal year to $240 per session, starting with the 1st session of the 86th Congress.
I lereafter we will request the appropriation for the stamp allowance be appropriated on a session basis instead of a fiscal year basis. As all Members have not withdrawn their full amount for the current fiscal year, which is available for their use through June 30, 1959, we have been using the 1959 appropriation to issue stamps for the 1st session of the 86th Congress. The funds used for this purpose will be reimbursed from the supplemental appropriation to bring the 1959 appropriation into balance.
Mr. THOMAS. Tell us about our mail. Is it increasing in volume?
Mr. LIVINGSTON. Yes. This increase was authorized by the Congress last year. It also changes the stamp allowance from a fiscal to a session basis.
Mr. Thomas. In other words, you have an increase in the size of the stamp load?
Mr. LIVINGSTON. Yes, sir.