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Cperations. CARD DIVISION Executive and Legislative
CERTAIN FEDERAL AGENCIES
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
MAY 8, 1969
Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1969
COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois Chairman CHET HOLIFIELD, California
FLORENCE P. DWYER, New Jersey JACK BROOKS, Texas
OGDEN R. REID, New York L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina
FRANK HORTON, New York JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota
DONALD RUMSFELD, Illinois ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama
JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois EDWARD A. GARMATZ, Maryland
JOHN W. WYDLER, New York JOHN E. MOSS, California
CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida
GUY VANDER JAGT, Michigan HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin
JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana JOHN S. MONAGAN, Connecticut
WILLIAM O. COWGER, Kentucky TORBERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts GILBERT GUDE, Maryland WILLIAM S. MOORHEAD, Pennsylvania PAUL N. MCCLOSKEY, JR., California CORNELIUS E. GALLAGHER, New Jersey PAUL FINDLEY, Illinois WILLIAM J. RANDALL, Missouri
JOHN H. BUCHANAN, JR., Alabama BENJAMIN S. ROSENTHAL, New York LOWELL P. WEICKER, JR., Connecticut JIM WRIGHT, Texas FERNAND J. ST GERMAIN, Rhode Island JOHN C. CULVER, Iowa FLOYD V. HICKS, Washington
CHRISTINE RAY Davis, Staj Director
JAMES A, LANIGAN, General Counsel
J. P. CARLSON, Minority Counsel
EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION SUBCOMMITTEE
JOHN A, BLATNIK, Minnesota, Chairman ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama
JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois
PAUL FINDLEY, Illinois
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Dillingham, Jay L., president, Kansas City Stockyards Co.
accompanied by Hon. Dwight A. Ink, Assistant Director for Executive
Hughes, Hon. Phillip S., Deputy Director, Bureau of the Budget:
Memorandum from the White House dated March 27, 1969, re
Federal field delegations--
of North Carolina: Statement.
the State of Minnesota, and chairman, Executive and Legislative
State of Kentucky, dated May 8, 1969, re proposed transfer of
regional offices, with attachments---
May, 1969, re proposed executive reorganization of the bound-
Spong, Hon. William B., Jr., a U.S. Senator from the State of Vir-
REALINING REGIONAL BOUNDARIES OF CERTAIN
THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1969
EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, at 10 a.m., in room 2247, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Benjamin S. Rosenthal, acting chairman, presiding
Present: Representatives John A. Blatnik (chairman of the subcommittee), Chet Holifield, Robert E. Jones, Benjamin S. Rosenthal, John N. Erlenborn, Clarence J. Brown, and Paul Findley.
Also present: Elmer W. Henderson, subcommittee counsel; James A. Lanigan, general counsel, and Lawrence P. Redmond, professional staff member, Committee on Government Operations; J. P. Carlson, minority counsel; and William H. Copenhaver, minority professional staff.
Mr. ROSENTHAL. The Subcommittee on Executive and Legislative Reorganization will come to order.
The hearing today has been called to consider the restructuring of Government service systems as contained in the statement of President Nixon on March 27. Among other things, the President realines the regional boundaries of five Federal departments and agencies so that all regional offices will be located in the same cities. This is not a matter for which the President has asked congressional approval, but it is the responsibility of the Subcommittee on Executive and Legislative Reorganization to review all major reorganizations to determine whether or not they enhance the quality of services to be rendered by the Federal Establishment and produce efficiency and economy. We have asked officials of the Bureau of the Budget to provide us with a complete explanation and justification for these changes. We also will hear several Members of Congress who wish to comment on them and how their districts may be directly affected.
The five agencies involved are the Departments of Labor; Health, Education, and Welfare; and Housing and Urban Development; the Office of Economic Opportunity; and the Small Business Administration. These agencies all have regional boundaries that were created without reference to the regional boundaries of the others. President Nixon's aim appears to be to rationalize the way service delivery systems are organized and to develop, presumably, greater coordination of the programs the agencies are carrying out.