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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE lo S. Congress flows. COMMITTEE ON EXPENDITURES IN THE
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS .
H. R. 2781
A BILL TO REORGANIZE AND SIMPLIFY THE
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Printed for the use of the
COMMITTEE ON EXPENDITURES IN THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS
WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois, Chairman CHET HOLIFIELD, California
CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan HENDERSON LANHAM, Georgia
ROBERT F. RICH, Pennsylvania PORTER HARDY, JR., Virginia
R. WALTER RIEHLMAN, New York
RALPH HARVEY, Indiana
HAROLD 0. LOVRE, South Dakota
CHRISTINE RAY Davis, Clerk
EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION SUBCOMMITTEE
CHET HOLIFIELD, California, Chairman JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota
CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan
RALPH HARVEY, Indiana
DOROTHY. MORRISON, Clerk
Joss, John H., general counsel, War Assets Administration.-
King, Leland W., chief, Foreign Buildings Division-
MacLeod, Willis S., Deputy Director, Standards Branch, Bureau of
Federal Supply -
Manasco, Hon. Carter, member of the Commission on Organization of
the Executive Branch of the Government.
Moore, William H., in behalf of National Committee of State Educa-
Murphy, Francis T., Deputy Foreign Liquidation Commissioner..
Niederlehner, Leonard, counsel for the Munitions Board---
Reid, James L., cochairman, legislative committee of the national com-
mittee, State Educational Agencies for Surplus Property, Washing-
ton, D. C-----
Ring, Rear Adm. Morton L., Vice Chief, Office of Naval Material, Navy
Scammahorn, James, Assistant Director of Finance, Department of
Letters, memorandums, and statements submitted for the record by-
Anderson, Hon. Jack Z., a Representative in Congress from the State
of California, statement--
Brannan, Charles F., Secretary of Agriculture, letter to Hon Chet
Bryan, Belton O., assistant legal adviser, State Department, state-
Elliott, Maxwell H., Federal Works Agency, statement, Federal Prop-
erty Act, H. R. 2781, section-by-section analysis.
Forrestal, James, memorandum to Secretary of the Army, Secretary of
the Navy, and Secretary of the Air Force, May 12, 1948.
Gray, Gordon, Assistant Secretary of the Army, statement-
Letters, memorandums, and statements submitted for the record by—Continued
Agencies for Surplus Property, letter to Thomas A. Kennedy, April
mittee, State Educational Agencies for Surplus Property, statement 143
Establishment and Clifton E. Mack, Bureau of Federal Supply,
W. Snyder, Secretary of the Treasury and James E. Webb, Director,
ment, January 6, 1949_
EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION SUBCOM-
Mr. HOLIFIELD. Gentlemen, we are here, as you know, to have a
(H. R. 2781 is as follows:)
[H. R. 2781, 81st Cong., 1st sess.)
ment property, and for other purposes
SECTION 1. That this Act may be cited as the "Federal Property Act of 1949."
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sec. 2. Declaration of policy.
Sec. 3. Definitions.
TITLE I-PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Sec. 101. Transfer of the Bureau of Federal Supply to the Federal Works Agency
and transfer for liquidation of the affairs of the War Assets Admin-
istration to the Federal Works Agency.
Sec. 102. Procurement, warehousing, and related activities.
Sec. 103. Property utilization.
Sec. 104. Disposal of surplus property.
Sec. 105. Proceeds from transfer or disposition of property.
Sec. 106. Policies, regulations, and delegations.
Sec. 107. Surveys and standardization.
Sec. 108. Applicability of antitrust laws.
Sec. 109. Employment of personnel.
Sec. 110. Civil remedies and penalties.
Sec. 111. Reports to Congress.
TITLE II-FOREIGN EXCESS PROPERTY
Sec. 201. Disposal of foreign excess property.
Sec. 202. Methods and terms of disposal.
Sec. 203. Proceeds; foreign currencies.
Sec. 204. Miscellaneous provisions.