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APPROPRIATION BILL, 1948
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
UNITED STATES SENATE
H. R. 4002
A BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
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
Ex OFFICIO MEMBERS FROM PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
CHAPMAN REVERCOMB, West Virginia W. LEE O'DANIEL, Texas
EVERARD H. SMITH, Clerk
WAR CIVIL FUNCTIONS APPROPRIATION BILL, 1948
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 1947
UNITED STATES SENATE,
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.
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.