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APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1939

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

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

JOIN TABER, New York CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia

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

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, MassachuLOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana

setts 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, Pennsylvanis WILLIAM R. THOM, Ohio

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

EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, Illinois
JAMES MCANDREWS, Ilinois

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

MARCELLUS C. SHEILD, Clerk

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SUBCOMMITTEE ON INDEPENDENT OFFICES

CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia, Chairman JED JOHNSON, Oklahoma

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachusetts JAMES M. FITZPATRICK, New York

EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, Illinois
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, West Virginis
JOAN M. HOUSTON, Kansas

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details of the estimates. Each member of the comilltop bus been
furnished a book similar to the one before me containin analytical
ine upon the main features of the appropriation-inolved
charts and statements under the various appropriation line beatl-
is before you a copy of this teneral Statement al llant
which will enable you to follow my presentittion and make notion

INDEPENDENT OFFICES APPROPRIATION BILL, 1939 RIITIONS

HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COM-
MITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
IN CHARGE OF THE INDEPENDENT OFFICES APPROPRIATION
BILL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1939, NAMELY: CLIFTON A. WOOD-
RUM CHAIRMAN, JED JOHNSON, JAMES M. FITZPATRICK
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, JOHN M. HOUSTON, RICHARD B. WIGGLES-
WORTH, AND EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, ON THE DAYS FOLLOWING:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1937.
VETERIS ADMINISTRITION
STATEMENTS OF BRIG. GEN. FRANK T. HINES, ADMINISTRATOR
OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS; SAMUEL M. MOORE, JR., BUDGET
OFFICER ; AND AUSTIN J. NAYLOR, ASSISTANT BUDGET OFFICER

GENERAL STATE WILT
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. HOODRUM. Gentlemen, we will take up this morning the Helist appropriation for the l'eterans Administration 11. hall( present with us General Hines who always presentsil

Very complete and very interesting statement. General

, we will proceed and we shall be calad to have from Fon Cuneral statement Vou wish to make it this point, General Hises. Vir Chairman and sentence of the committre, in appearing before this committee for the purpose of discussing those Home entering into the appropriations requested for the literans ministration for the fiscal vear 1939. Litt ring upon a privile which has been accorded me in previous vers and in therefore, to make a general statement covering the several items of appropriat tions included in the estimate.

I believe this concral statement will euable you to visualize the extent of the work of the Veterans dotministration currently and will indicato 10 role the crowd of the work It the conclusion of my veneral statement Llull bostad to an

us the committee may care 10-k Hitlerard to the

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