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2d Session

No. 389

PROPOSED CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION FOR NAVY DEPARTMENT AND DRAFT OF PROPOSED PROVISION PERTAINING TO NAVAL APPROPRIATIONS

COMMUNICATION

FROM

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

PROPOSED CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION FOR THE NAVY DEPARTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $130,000,000 AND DRAFT OF A PROPOSED PROVISION PERTAINING TO NAVAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1944

JANUARY 26, 1944.-Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, January 25, 1944.

The SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress a proposed contract authorization for the Navy Department, in the amount of $130,000,000, and draft of a proposed provision pertaining to naval appropriations for the fiscal year 1944.

The details of the proposed contract authorization and proposed provision, the necessity therefor, and the reasons for their transmission at this time are set forth in the letter of the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, transmitted herewith, in whose comments and observations thereon I concur.

Respectfully,

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.

The PRESIDENT,

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT,

The White House.

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET, Washington, D. C., January 21, 1944.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for your consideration a proposed contract authorization for the Navy Department, in the amount of $130,000,000, and draft of a proposed provision affecting naval appropriations for the fiscal year 1944, as follows:

NAVY DEPARTMENT

REPAIR FACILITIES, NAVY

In addition to contract authorizations heretofore granted, the Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized to enter into contracts for equipment and facilities of all kinds at either private or naval establishments for the repair and conversion of ships, under the appropriation "Repair Facilities, Navy," in the amount of not to exceed $130,000,000, subject to authorization by other law.

PROPOSED PROVISION

The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to transfer the sum of $289,259,000 from the appropriation "Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, Navy, 1944," to other appropriations of the Navy Department for the fiscal year 1944 as follows:

Miscellaneous expenses

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Naval Research Laboratory‒‒‒‒‒‒‒‒

BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL

Training, education, and welfare, Navy: Naval War College----

Naval training stations:

Norfolk, Va..

Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho__.

Lake Seneca, N. Y.

Port Deposit, Md..

$6,250,000 600,000

29,000

147, 000 1, 700, 000 1, 700, 000 1,050, 000 1, 353, 000

Libraries__

Welfare and recreation__

In all, training, education, and welfare, Navy, $7,970,000.

BUREAU OF SUPPLIES AND ACCOUNTS

Maintenance, Bureau of Supplies and Accounts --

1, 991, 000

178, 000, 000

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The purpose of the foregoing proposed contract authorization and proposed provision is to provide for additional requirements for the prosecution of the war.

The foregoing proposed contract authorization and proposed provision are to provide for contingencies which hve arisen since the transmission of the Budget for the fiscal year 1944. I recommend that they be transmitted to Congress.

Very respectfully,

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

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SUPPLEMENTAL ESTIMATES OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

COMMUNICATION

FROM

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

SUPPLEMENTAL ESTIMATES OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1944, AMOUNTING TO $25,414, FOR THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

January 31, 1944-Referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, January 29, 1944.

The SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress supplemental estimates of appropriations for the fiscal year 1944, amounting to $25,414, for the Supreme Court of the United States.

Respectfully,

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT,

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,

Washington, D. C., January 28, 1944.

The PRESIDENT,

The White House.

SIR: I have the honor to submit herewith for your consideration supplemental estimates of appropriations for the fiscal year 1944,

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