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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LEGISLATION

11.5. Congress. House.

HEARINGS

'n BEFORE THE

V COMMITTEE ON
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
EIGHTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

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BILLS TO AMEND THE RAILROAD RETIREMENT ACT, THÉ
RAILROAD RETIREMENT TAX ACT, AND THE RAILROAD

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT

MARCH 11, 1957
(Before Subcommittee on Commerce and Finance)

MARCH 14, 15, 19, 25, 26, AND 27, 1957

(Before Entire Committee)

Pripted for the use of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

OREN HARRIS, Arkansas, Chairman JOHN BELL WILLIAMS, Mississippi CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey PETER F. MACK, Jr., Illinois

JOSEPH P. O'HARA, Minnesota KENNETH A. ROBERTS, Alabama

ROBERT HALE, Maine MORGAN M. MOULDER, Missouri

JOHN W. HESELTON, Massachusetts HARLEY O, STAGGERS, West Virginia JOHN B. BENNETT, Michigan ISIDORE DOLLINGER, New York

JOHN V. BEAMER, Indiana WALTER ROGERS, Texas

WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois MARTIN DIES, Texas

ALVIN R. BUSH, Pennsylvania SAMUEL N. FRIEDEL, Maryland

PAUL F. SCHENCK, Ohio JOHN J. FLYNT, JR., Georgia

JOSEPH L. CARRIGG, Pennsylvania TORBERT MACDONALD, Massachusetts STEVEN B. DEROUNIAN, New York GEORGE M. RHODES, Pennsylvania

J. ARTHUR YOUNGER, California JOHN JARMAN. Oklahoma

WILLIAM H. AVERY, Kangas I.EO W. O'BRIEN, New York

BRUCE ALGER, Texas
JOHN E. MOSS, California

WILL E. NEAL, West Virginia
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan
J. CARLTON LOSER, Tennessee

ELTON J. LAYTON, Clerk

Professional Staff
ANDREW STEVENSON

SAM G. SPAL
KURT BORCHARDT

MARTIN W. CUNNINGHAM

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND FINANCE

PETER F. MACK, JR., Illinois, Chairman MORGAN M. MOULDER, Missouri

JOHN B. BENNETT, Michigan ISIDORE DOLLINGER, New York

JOHN V. BEAMER, Indiana JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma

WILLIAM H. AVERY, Kansas JOHN E. MOSS, California

BRUCE ALGER, Texas

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Report of—Continued

Railroad Retirement Board on-Continued

H. R. 4194.--

H. R. 4195-----

H. R. 4353 and H. R. 4354_--

H. R. 4530 and H. R. 4620.

H. R. 4676-

H. R. 4760.-

H. R. 5022

H. R. 6016.

H. R. 6029.----

Treasury Department on H. R. 4353 and other bills.

124

Statement of -

Anderson, Hon. LeRoy H., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Montana_

105

Bennett, Hon. Charles E., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Florida.--

80

Bevan, David C., financial vice president, Pennsylvania Railroad Co.

Blatnik, Hon. John A., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Minnesota ---

Burdick, Hon. Usher L., a Representative in Congress from the State

of North Dakota..

Byrd, Hon. Robert C., a Representative in Congress from the State

of West Virginia ----

Calhoun, Leonard J., consultant, Association of American Railroads.- 391.

Cole, Hon. Sterling, a Representative in Congress from the State of

New York ----

Davis, Hon. James C., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Georgia ----

Dorn, Hon. W. J. Bryan, a Representative in Congress from the

State of South Carolina.-

Fain, Guy F., grand president, National Association of Retired and

Veteran Railway Employees --

304

Finney, Gerald D., general attorney, law department, Association of

American Railroads.

391

George, Hon. Myron V., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Kansas --

97

Habermeyer, Hon. Howard W., Chairman, Railroad Retirement
Board

128

Harper, Hon. Horace W., member, Railroad Retirement Board ----- 132

Healy, Hon. Thomas M., member, Railroad Retirement Board -- 154

Hyde, Hon. DeWitt S., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Maryland --

88

Jennings, Hon. W. Pat, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Virginia ---

106

Loomis, Daniel P., chairman, Association of Western Railways ----- 410

Macdonald, Hon. Torbert H., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Massachusetts --

84

Monroe, J. Elmer, vice president, Association of American Railroads,
and director, Bureau of Railway Economics ---

-------- 391, 443

Myers, Robert J., Chief Actuary, Social Security Administration --- 165

Niessen, Abraham M., Chief Actuary, Railroad Retirement Board --

Oliver, E. L., economic adviser, Railway Labor Executives' Associa-

tion and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers ---

255

Perkins, Hon. Carl D., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Kentucky ------

126

Poff, Hon. Richard H., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Virginia --

101

Rabaut, Hon. Louis C., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Michigan ---

100

Rhodes, Hon. George M., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Pennsylvania---

Rice, W. Thomas, president, Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac

Railroad.

Schoene, Lester P., representing Railway Labor Executives' Associa-

tion and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.------ ---- 188, 204

Stack, Thomas, president, National Railroad Pension Forum, Inc.-- 280

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Statement of—Continued

*Staggers, Hon. Harley, O., a Representative in Congress from the

State of West Virginia --

Thomson, Hon. Keith, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Wyoming-------

Tollefson, Hon. Thor C., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Washington.---

Van Zandt, Hon. James E., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Pennsylvania ---

Vursell, Hon. Charles W., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Illinois --

Whitley, Mrs. Edythe, Nashville, Tenn..

Zelenko, Hon. Herbert, a Representative in Congress from the State

of New York.-----

Additional information submitted for the record by-
Association of American Railroads:

Letter from Gerald D. Finney, transmitting additional informa-
Percent Federal income taxes of net income reported to Inter-

state Commerce Commission, 1956, letter from Gerald D.

Finney--
Bennett, Hon. Charles E., letters from.---

------ 82, 491

Breeding, Hon. J. Floyd, letter from, transmitting correspondence

from several constituents.-

109

Celler, Hon. Emanuel, letter from.

107

Grand Association of Veteran Railway Employees, Inc., statement

of J. R. Taylor, president--

491

Harris, Hon. Oren:

Comparison of benefit provisions and average benefits awarded

and being paid in January 1957 under the Railroad Retirement

Act and the Social Security Act, table------

120

List of bills pending before committee-----

114

Principal provisions and level costs of bills pending before House
of Representatives, March 5, 1957, table.-

117
Monroe, J. Êlmer:

Additional annual payroll taxes that would be payable under
provisions of H. Ř. 4353, table------

453

Annual cost of increases in labor expenses and material prices

since January 1, 1955, table-----

450

Distribution of commercial intercity freight traffic, table --- 453
Distribution of gross revenues, chart.---

446

Distribution of rajlroad revenue dollar, chart and table ----- 447, 448

Gross revenues and net earnings, railroads of class I in the

United States, table-------------

444

National Railroad Pension Forum, Inc.:

Letter from F. K. Higginbottom ---

286

Letter from Thomas G. Stack, president----

460

Letter sent by Railroad Retirement Board to all railroads.--- 290

Statement of Walt Sands, public relations-research director.--- 295

Oliver, E. L.:

Revealed at area meeting—What the Engineers Are Doing from

Railway Age, March 11, 1957 --

268

Supplementary statement of -

- 467

Pennsylvania Railroad:

Charts and tables showing financial statistics.--------------- 337–373

Regional map-----

------ Facing 336

Rabaut, Hon. Louis C.: Proposed amendment to H. R. 900 ---

101

Railroad Retirement Board:

Assumed percentages of future retirants under the Railroad

Retirement Act who will also be eligible for a social security

old-age benefit, table--------

176

Effect of permitting earnings up to $1,500 or $1,800 a year with-

out suspension of survivor's annuity under the Railroad Retire-

ment Act.

146

Letter from Howard W. Habermeyer, Chairman, transmitting

information on pension plans in the transportation industry

other than railroads---

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