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APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1937

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON THE

THIRD DEFICIENCY
APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1937

Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1937

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SEVENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS
FIRST SESSION
ON THE

THIRD DEFICIENCY
APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1937

Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations

UNITED STATEs.
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

148745 WASHINGTON : 1937

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

SEVENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

EDWARD T. TAYLOR, Colorado, Chairman CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri

JOHN TABER, New York CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia

ROBERT L. BACON, New York JOHN J. BOYLAN, New York

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH,
LOUIS LUDLOW, indiana

Massachusetts
THOMAS S. MCMILLAN, South Carolina WILLIAM P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas
MALCOLM C. TARVER, Georgia

D. LANE POWERS, New Jersey
JED JOHNSON, Oklahoma

J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania J. BUELL SNYDER, Pennsylvania

ALBERT E. CARTER, California WILLIAM B. UMSTEAD, North Carolina ROBERT F. RICH, Pennsylvania WILLIAM R. THOM, Ohio

CHARLES A. PLUMLEY, Vermont JOHN F. DOCKWEILER, California

EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, Illinois
JAMES MCANDREWS, Illinois

ALBERT J. ENGEL, Michigan
EMMET O'NEAL, Kentucky
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, West Virginia
JAMES G. SCRUGHAM, Nevada
JAMES M. FITZPATRICK, New York
LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan
JOACHIM O. FERNANDEZ, Louisiana
MILLARD F, CALDWELL, Florida
DAVID D. TERRY, Arkansas
JOHN M. HOUSTON, Kansas
JOHN P. HIGGINS, Massachusetts
J. BURRWOOD DALY, Pennsylvania
JOE STARNES, Alabama
ROSS A, COLLINS, Mississippi
CHARLES H. LEAVY, Washington
WILLIAM D. McFARLANE, Texas

MARCELLUS C. SHEILD, Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFICIENCIES

EDWARD T. TAYLOR, Colorado, Chairman CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia

JOHN TABER, New York JOHN J. BOYLAN, New York

ROBERT L. BACON, New York CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH,
LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana

Massachusetts
THOMAS S. MCMILLAN, South Carolina
J. BUELL SNYDER, Pennsylvania

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

AUG 18 1937
DIVISION OF DOCUMENTS

Hont 28 A937

THIRD DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1937

HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE, MESSRS.

EDWARD T. TAYLOR (CHAIRMAN), CLIFTON A. WOODRUM,
JOHN J. BOYLAN, CLARENCE CANNON, LOUIS LUDLOW, THOMAS
8. MCMILLAN, J. BUELL SNYDER, JOHN TABER, ROBERT L. BACON,
AND RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, OF THE COMMITTEE ON
APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IN CHARGE
OF DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS, ON THE DAYS FOLLOWING,
NAMELY:

MONDAY, MAY 17, 1937.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

PROCUREMENT DIVISION_PUBLIC BUILDINGS BRANCH

STATEMENTS OF REAR ADMIRAL CHRISTIAN JOY PEOPLES,

DIRECTOR; W. E. REYNOLDS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR; L. C.
MARTIN, ASSISTANT TO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, PROCURE-
MENT DIVISION, TREASURY DEPARTMENT, SMITH W. PURDUM,
FOURTH ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENERAL; AUGUSTUS E.
GIEGENGACK, PUBLIC PRINTER, AND ALFRED E. HANSON,
MECHANICAL SUPERINTENDENT, GOVERNMENT PRINTING
OFFICE

Mr. WOODRUM. The committee has before it for consideration a Budget estimate, and the language contained in the regular Budget message, relating to the Procurement Division and the public buildings program, as follows:

PUBLIC BUILDINGS OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Emergency construction of public buildings outside the District of Columbia: For emergency construction of public-building projects outside of the District of Columbia (including the acquisition, where necessary, by purchase, condemnation, exchange, or otherwise of sites and additional land for such buildings; the demolition of old buildings where necessary and construction, remodeling, or extension of buildings; rental of temporary quarters during construction, including moving expenses; purchase of necessary equipment for buildings and such additional administrative expenses and salaries as may be required solely for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this paragraph, $23,000,000; such projects, including the sites therefor, to be selected by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Postmaster General, acting jointly, from the public-building projects specified in statement numbered 1 contained in House Report Numbered 1879, Seventy-third Congress, second session, as revised,

and statement numbered 2 attached thereto, and the projects so selected shall be carried out within the respective estimates of proposed limits of cost specified in such statement numbered 1 and those hereafter fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Postmaster General for projects selected from statement numbered 2 and otherwise, except that the unobligated balance of the $2,500,000'fund established by the Emergency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1935, approved June 19, 1934 (48

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