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incurred by them in the performance of duties vested in the Commission, without regard to the provisions of subchapter I, chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, the Standardized Government Travel Regulations, or section 5731 of title 5, United States Code.
(b) The members of the Commission appointed from outside the Federal Government shall each receive compensation at the rate of $100 for each day such member is engaged in the actual performance of duties vested in the Commission in addition to reimbursement for travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses in accordance with the provisions of the foregoing subsection.
POWERS OF THE COMMISSION
SEC. 6. (a) (1) The Commission, or at its direction any subcommittee or member thereof, may, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, hold such hearings, sit and act at such times and places, administer such oaths, and require by subpena or otherwise the attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the production of such books, records, correspondence, memorandums, papers, and documents as the Commission or such subcommittee or member may deem advisable. Any members of the Commission may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses appearing before the Commission or before such subcommittee or member. Subpenas may be issued under the signature of the Chairman or Vice Chairman and may be served by any person designated by the Chairman or the Vice Chairman.
(2) In the case of contumacy or refusal to obey a subpena issued under paragraph (1) of this subsection by any person who resides, is found, or transacts business within the jurisdiction of any district court of the United States, such court, upon application made by the Attorney General of the United States, shall have jurisdiction to issue to such person an order requiring such person to appear before the Commission or a subcommittee or member thereof, there to produce evidence if so ordered, or there to give testimony touching the matter under inquiry. Any failure of any such person to obey any such order of the court may be punished by the court as a contempt thereof.
(b) The Commission is authorized to acquire directly from the head of any Federal department or agency information deemed useful in the discharge of its duties. All departments and agencies of the Government are hereby authorized and directed to cooperate with the Commission and to furnish all information requested by the Commission to the extent permitted by law. All such requests shall be made by or in the name of the Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Commission. (c) The Commission shall have power to appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as it deems advisable without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in
80 Stat. 443,
the competitive service, and such personnel may be paid without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, but no individual shall receive compensation at a rate in excess of the maximum rate authorized by the General Schedule. In addition, the Commission may procure the services of experts and consultants in 5331, 5332 note. accordance with section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for individuals not in excess of $100 per diem.
5 USC 5101,
80 Stat. 416.
(d) The Commission is authorized to negotiate and enter into contracts with private organizations and educational institutions to carry out such studies and prepare such reports as the Commission deter- authority. mines are necessary in order to carry out its duties.
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT AND AGENCIES AUTHORIZED TO AID
SEC. 7. Any department or agency of the Government is authorized to provide for the Commission such services as the Commission requests on such basis, reimbursable or otherwise, as may be agreed between the department or agency and the Chairman or Vice Chairman. All such requests shall be made by or in the name of the Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Commission.
TERMINATION OF THE COMMISSION
SEC. 8. One hundred and twenty days after the submission of the final report provided for in section 4 of this Act, the Commission shall cease to exist.
Ante, p. 270.
AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS
SEC. 9. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Commission such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
Approved November 26, 1969.
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H. To Amend the Act of November 26, 1969, To Provide for an Extension of the Date on Which the Commission on Government Procurement Shall Submit Its Final Report
(85 Stat. 102)
This act was the result of the enactment of H.R. 4848, 92d Congress. It was approved on July 9, 1971, as Public Law 92-47. The text of the act appears in volume 86 Statutes at Large, page 102. Its provisions are codified as 41 United States Code 251 nt.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW 92-47
1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES TO DEBATES, ETC.
H.R. 4848: To amend the Act of November 26, 1969, to provide for an extension of the date on which the Commission on Government Procurement shall submit its final report. Mr. Holifield and Mr. Horton; Committee on Government Operations, February 23, 1971, H878. Reported (H. Rept. 92-145), April 22, 1971, H2954. Rules suspended. Passed House, May 17, 1971, H3960. Referred to Committee on Government Operations, May 18, 1971, S7231. Reported (S. Rept. 92-231), June 22, 1971, S9611. Passed Senate, June 24, 1971, S9811. Examined and signed, June 28, 1971, S9971, H6007. Presented to the President, June 28, 971, H6007. Approved [Public Law 92-47], July 9, 1971, H6709.
2. SERIAL NUMBERS TO CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS RELATING TO
House Report 92-45,-.
Senate Report 92-231,
3. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 92-47
House Committee on Government Operations, 92d Congress. Extension of the Commission on Government Procurement, March 30, 1971 on H.R. 4848.
Public Law 92-47
To amend the Act of November 26, 1969, to provide for an extension of the date on which the Commission on Government Procurement shall submit its final report.
85 STAT. 102
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (b) Commission on of section 4 of the Act of November 26, 1969 (83 Stat. 271; 41 U.S.C. Government Pro251, note), is amended to read as follows:
"(b) The Commission shall make, on or before December 31, 1972, Report to a final report to the Congress of its findings and its recommendations Congress, exfor changes in statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures designed to carry out the policy stated in section 1 of this Act. In the event the Congress is not in session at the time of submission, the final report shall be submitted to the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate. The Commission may also make such interim reports as it deems advisable."
Approved July 9, 1971.
LEG IS LATIVE HISTORY:
HOUSE REPORT No. 92-145 (Comm. on Government Operations).
May 17, considered and passed House.
I. To Establish the Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish-Speaking People
(83 Stat. 838)
This act was the result of the enactment of S. 740, 91st Congress. It was approved on December 30, 1969, as Public Law 91-181. The text of the act appears in volume 83, Statutes at Large, pages 838-840. Its provisions are codified as 42 United States Code 4301 et seq.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW 91-181
1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES TO DEBATES, ETC.
(Page citations are to volume 115, Congressional Record)
S. 740: To establish the Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish-Speaking People, and for other purposes. Mr. Montoya, Mr. Brooke, Mr. Cranston, Mr. Fannin, Mr. Goldwater, Mr. Harris, Mr. Hart, Mr. Hartke, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Javits, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. McCarthy, Mr. McClellan, Mr. McGee, Mr. Metcalf, Mr. Mondale, Mr. Moss, Mr. Murphy, and Mr. Yarborough; Committee on Government Operations, 1939, 2149, 2603, 3906, 6950, 15569, 17502, 18241, 19508, 21605, 22909. Reported with amendment (S. Rept. 422), 26684. Debated, 27118. Amended and passed Senate, title amended, 27121. Referred to Committee on Foreign Affairs, 27459. Committee discharged, 35509. Rereferred to Committee on Government Operations, 35509. Reported with amendment (H. Rept. 699), 36941. Made special order H. Res. 741, 37732. Debated, 39391. Rules suspended. Amended and passed House, 39400. Senate concurs in House amendment, 39944. Examined and signed, 40189, 40264. Presented to the President, 40378. Approved [Public Law 91-181], 41168.
2. SERIAL NUMBERS TO CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 181, 91ST CONGRESS
Senate Report 91-422, 12834-3.
3. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 181, 91ST CONGRESS
Senate Committee on Government Operations, 91st Congress. Establish an Interagency Committee on Mexican American Affairs, June 11, 12, 1969 on S. 740.
House Committee on Government Operations, 91st Congress. Establish the Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish-Speaking People, November 25, 26, 1969 on S. 740 and other related bills.