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GENERAL PROVISIONS

[(a)] SEc. 201. The [foregoing] appropriations [for the constituent agencies under the Office for Emergency Management] in this Act for salaries and expenses shall be available, in addition to the objects specified under each head, and without regard to section 3709, Revised Statutes (except as otherwise specified herein), for personal services in the District of Columbia and elsewhere; contract stenographic reporting services; lawbooks, books of reference, newspapers and periodicals; maintenance, operation, and repair of motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles; acceptance and utilization of voluntary and uncompensated services; and traveling, expenses, including expenses of attendance at meetings of organizations concerned with the work of the agency from whose appropriation such expenses are paid, and actual transportation and other necessary expenses, and not to exceed $10 (unless otherwise specified) per diem in lieu of subsistence, of persons serving while away from their permanent homes or regular places of business in an advisory capacity to or employed by any of such agencies without other compensation from the United States, or at $1 per annum, and including (upon authorization or approval of the head of any of such agencies) travel expenses to and from their homes or regular places of business in accordance with the Standardized Government Travel Regulations, including travel in privately owned automobile (and including per diem in lieu of subsistence at place of employment), of persons employed intermittently away from their homes or regular places of business as consultants and receiving compensation on a per diem when actually employed basis.

[(b)] SEc. 202. Whenever sums are set apart from the [foregoing] appropriations [for the constituent agencies under the Office for Emergency Management] in this Act for special projects (classified in the estimates submitted to Congress as or under "Other contractual services") expenditures may be made therefrom for traveling expenses, printing and binding, and purchase of motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles without regard to the limitations specified for such objects under the respective heads, but within such amounts as the Director of the Bureau of the Budget may approve therefor and such Director shall report to Congress each such limitation determined by him: Provided, That such limitations shall not apply where the special projects are performed by non-Government agencies.

[(c) There may be transferred from the appropriations for such constituent agencies to other Government agencies sums for the performance of work or services for the transferring agency but unless otherwise authorized by law, no other agency of the Government shall perform work or render services for any of the constituent agencies, whether or not the performance of such work or services involves the transfer of funds or reimbursement of appropriations, unless authority therefor by the Bureau of the Budget shall have been obtained in advance.] SEC. 203. With the prior approval of the Bureau of the Budget and under authority of section 601 of the Act of June 30, 1932, as amended (31 U. S. C. 686), orders for work or services to be performed by other agencies of the Government may be placed by any of the agencies whose appropriations are contained in this Act, but no agency shall perform work or render services with or without reimbursement (including the detail or loan of personnel) for any of the agencies whose appropriations are contained in this Act except in pursuance of orders so approved or under specific authority of other law. This provision shall not apply to the Office of Strategic Services.

[(d)] SEc. 204. The foregoing [general provisions (a), (b), and (c)] sections 201, 202, and 203 shall have no application to appropriations for the War Shipping Administration or to appropriations for Defense Aid.

SEC. 205. For the purposes of section 303 of the First Supplemental National Defense Appropriation Act, 1944, and any similar general provision for the fiscal year 1945, persons serving the Government at $1 per annum shall be considered as serving without compensation.

SEC. [201] 206. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be used to pay the salary or wages of any person who advocates, or who is a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence: Provided, That for the purposes hereof an affidavit shall be considered prima facie evidence that the person making the affidavit does not advocate, and is not a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence: Provided further, That any person who advocates, or who is a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence and accepts employment the salary or wages for which are paid from any appropriation contained in this Act shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both: Provided further, That the above penalty clause shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other provisions of existing law.

[SEC. 202. The appropriations and authority with respect to appropriations contained herein for the fiscal year 1944 shall be available from and including July 1, 1943, for the purposes respectively provided in such appropriations and authority. All obligations incurred during the period between June 30, 1943, and the date of the enactment of this Act in anticipation of such appropriations and authority are hereby ratified and confirmed if in accordance with the terms thereof.]

SEC. 207. Whenever the Civil Service Commission shall find that within the Federal service in the District of Columbia basic daily or hourly pay rates, fixed by wage boards or similar administrative authority serving the same purpose, for mechanical crafts and trades and laborer positions are higher than rates for such positions authorized by the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, to such an extent as to cause undesirable competition for such services between units of the Government in the District of Columbia, said Commission is authorized to adjust from time to time and without regard to said Act the pay rates of such positions subject to the Classification Act to the extent necessary to prevent such competition. This authority shall cease siz months after the termination of the present hostilities, at which time the adjusted rates shall revert to those prescribed by the Classification Act.

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ESTIMATE OF APPROPRIATION FOR WAR SHIPPING ADMINISTRATION

COMMUNICATION

FROM

HE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

BUDGET FOR THE WAR SHIPPING ADMINISTRATION FOR HE FISCAL YEAR 1945, CONTAINING ESTIMATES OF APPROIATIONS AMOUNTING TO $550,350,000

CH 10, 1944.-Referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, March 9, 1944.

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

R: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration e Congress the budget for the War Shipping Administration for iscal year 1945, containing estimates of appropriations amounting 550,350,000.

e letter of the Director of the Bureau of the Budget in connection. this budget is transmitted herewith.

Respectfully,

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT,

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET, Washington, D. C., March 7, 1944.

The PRESIDENT,

The White House.

SIR: I have the honor to submit for your consideration the budget for the War Shipping Administration for the fiscal year 1945, containing estimates of appropriations amounting to $550,350,000. The details of these estimates are transmitted herewith.

I recommend that this budget be transmitted to Congress.

Very respectfully,

HAROLD D. SMITH, Director of the Bureau of the Budget.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

OFFICE FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

WAR SHIPPING ADMINISTRATION

War Shipping Administration, Revolving Fund—

War Shipping Administration, revolving fund: To increase the War Shipping Administration revolving fund, [$2,200,000,000] $470,000,000, which amount, together with other funds heretofore or hereafter made available to such revolving fund, shall be available for carrying on all the activities and functions of the War Shipping Administration (not provided for under other appropriations made to said Administration), under Executive order of February 7, 1942 (7 F. R. 837), and heretofore or hereafter lawfully vested in such Administration, including costs incidental to the acquisition, operation, loading, discharging, and use of vessels transferred for use of any department or agency of the United States, for carrying out the provisions of Executive Order Numbered 9112 of March 26, 1942, and for all administrative expenses (not to exceed [$9,650,0001 $14,500,000 in the fiscal year [1944] 1945), including the employment and compensation of persons [in the District of Columbia] at the seat of government and elsewhere, such employment and compensation to be in accordance with laws applicable to the employment and compensation of persons by the United States Maritime Commission except section 201 (b) of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (49 Stat. 1985); expenses of attendance, when specifically authorized by the Administrator, at meetings concerned with the work of the Administration; actual transportation and other necessary expenses and not to exceed $25 per diem in lieu of subsistence of persons serving while away from their permanent homes or regular places of business in an advisory capacity to or employed by the Administration without other compensation from the United States or at $1 per annum; printing and binding; lawbooks, books of reference, periodicals and newspapers; teletype services; purchase, maintenance, repair, rental in foreign countries, and operation of passenger-carrying automobiles; travel expenses, including transportation of effects under regulations prescribed by the Administrator, of employees from their homes to their first post of duty in a foreign country; rent, including heat, light, and power, outside the District of Columbia; [living and quarters allowances in accordance with the standardized regulations approved by the President December 30, 1942;] necessary advance payments in foreign countries; and the employment, on a contract or fee basis, of persons, firms, or corporations for the performance of special services, including legal services, without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes or the civil-service and classification laws: Provided, That when vessels are transferred or assigned permanently by the War Shipping Administrator to other departments or agencies of the United States Government for operation by them, funds for the operation, loading, discharging, repairs, and alterations, or other use of such vessels may be transferred from this fund to the applicable appropriations of the department or agency concerned in such amounts as may be approved by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to transfer the sum of $100,000,000 from the Marine and War Risk Insurance Fund to the War Shipping Administration, revolving fund.

[The amount that may be used for administrative expenses in the fiscal year 1944 under the head "War Shipping Administration, revolving fund," is hereby increased from $9,650,000 to $12,000,000] (Act of July 12, 1943, Public Law 139; Act of Dec. 23, 1943, Public Law 216).

Estimate 1945, $470,000,000

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Appropriated 1944, $2,200,000,000

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