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APPROPRIATION BILL, 1948

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTIETH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 4002

A BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
ENDING JUNE 30, 1948, FOR CIVIL FUNCTIONS
ADMINISTERED BY THE WAR DEPARTMENT,

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

CHAN GURNEY, South Dakota, Chairman C. WAYLAND BROOKS, Illinois

ELMER THOMAS, Oklahoma CLYDE M. REED, Kansas

CARL HAYDEN, Arizona HOMER FERGUSON, Michigan

JOHN C. OVERTON, Louisiana KENNETH S. WHERRY, Nebraska

RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgia GUY CORDON, Oregon

JOSEPH C. O'MAHONEY, Wyoming WILLIAM F. KNOWLAND, California

Ex OFFICIO MEMBERS FROM ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE

MILLARD E. TYDINGS, Maryland

STYLES BRIDGES, New Hampshire
EDWARD V. ROBERTSON, Wyoming

Ex OFFICIO MEMBERS FROM PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

CHAPMAN REVERCOMB, West Virginia W. LEE O'DANIEL, Texas
EDWARD MARTIN, Pennsylvania

EVERARD H. SMITH, Clerk

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WAR CIVIL FUNCTIONS APPROPRIATION BILL, 1948

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 1947

UNITED STATES SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10:10 a. m. in the committee room of the Capitol, Senator Chan Gurney (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Senators Gurney, Bridges (chairman), Wherry, Cordon, Knowland, Hayden, Thomas of Oklahoma, Tydings, Russell, Overton, Robertson of Wyoming, and Revercomb.

Also present: Senator McClellan.
Senator GURNEY. The committee will come to order.

This is the subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee on War Department appropriations, and we are meeting to consider the War Department civil-functions appropriations bill for 1948, which has just come over from the House of Representatives in the last few days; in fact, the bill was passed by the House Thursday of last week, July 3.

With the intent of Congress being to recess the latter part of this month, if possible, and the fact that these appropriations should have been passed before June 30 in order to have funds for the new fiscal year, we will have to do everything we can now to speedily take care of it in the Senate.

Therefore, the committee has decided that each witness be as brief as possible. We intend to give everyone enough time to justify or to put in the evidence seeking to justify their particular project in which they are interested; but, still, we want them to be as brief as possible, and be as helpful to the committee as they can.

The rule of the full committee is that each witness present to the committee in advance a written copy of their formal statement, and then high-light it in their verbal testimony before this committee, the formal statement to be printed in advance of their oral testimony.

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