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reach if he was to argue the question of in as follows: "$1,018,496"; and the Senate whether Pearson was a truthful man? agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 13: That the House When a man comes in and swears that a statement he made was false and admits

recede from its disagreement to the amend

ment of the Senate numbered 13, and agree he was a liar when he said it, which

to the same with an amendment, as follows: statement are you to believe? But the

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendpoint I seek to establish is that in the ment insert: “$210,000"; and the Senate Government Operations Committee agree to the same. small special subcommittees set up to

Amendment numbered 16: That the House aid in solving a present minor issue have

recede from its disagreement to the amenda useful function to perform. Mr.

ment of the Senate numbered 16, and agree

to the same with an amendment, as follows: Speaker, I yield back the balance of the

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendhour.

ment insert: “$184,750"; and the Senate
agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 17: That the House
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recede from its disagreement to the amend

ment of the Senate numbered 17, and agree APPROPRIATION ACT, 1954

to the same with an amendment, as follows: Mr. PHILLIPS. Mr. Speaker, I call up In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendthe conference report on the bill (H. R.

ment insert: "$24,300"; and the Senate agree

to the same. 4663) making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry. independent recede from its disagreement to the amend

Amendment numbered 19: That the House executive bureaus, boards, commissions,

ment of the Senate numbered 19, and agree corporations, agencies, and offices, for

to the same with an amendment, as follows: the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, and In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendfor other purposes, and ask unanimous ment insert: “$146,700"; and the Senate consent that the statement of the man- agree to the same. agers on the part of the House be read in Amendment numbered 22: That the House

recede from its disagreement to the amendlieu of the report.

ment of the Senate numbered 22, and agree The Clerk read the title of the bill.

to the same with an amendment, as follows: The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. REES In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendof Kansas). Is there objection to the re- ment insert: “$80,430"; and the Senate agree quest of the gentleman from California ? to the same. There was no objection.

Amendment numbered 23: That the House The Clerk read the statement.

recede from its disagreement to the amendThe conference report and statement

ment of the Senate numbered 23, and agree

to the same with an amendment, as follows: are as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amend

ment insert: “$157,450"; and the Senate agree CONFERENCE REPORT (H. REPT. No. 881)

to the same. The committee of conference on the dis- Amendment numbered 24: That the House agreeing votes of the two Houses on the recede from its disagreement to the amendamendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. ment of the Senate numbered 24, and agree 4663) making appropriations for the Ex- to the same with an amendment, as follows: ecutive Office and sundry independent ex- In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendecutive bureaus, boards, commissions, cor- ment insert: “$30,750”; and the Senate agree porations, agencies, and offices, for the fiscal to the same. year ending June 30, 1954, and for other Amendment numbered 27: That the House purposes, having met, after full and free

recede from its disagreement to the amendconference, have agreed to recommend and .ment of the Senate numbered 27, and agree do recommend to their respective Houses as to the same with an amendment, as follows: follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendThat the Senate recede from its amend- ment insert: “$93,400"; and the Senate agree ments numbered 5, 14, 21, 25, 26, 37, 38, 39, to the same. 63, 76, 78 and 81.

Amendment numbered 29: That the House That the House recede from its disagree- recede from its disagreement to the amendment to the amendments of the Senate num- ment of the Senate numbered 29, and agree bered 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 15, 18, 20, 28, 30, 34, 35, to the same with an amendment, as follows: 36, 40, 44, 48, 50, 58, 59, 60, 61, 65, 67 and 77, In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendand agree to the same.

ment insert: “$176,275"; and the Senate agree Amendment numbered 4: That the House

to the same. recede from its disagreement to the amend- Amendment numbered 31: That the House ment of the Senate numbered 4, and agree recede from its disagreement to the amendto the same with an amendment, as follows:

ment of the Senate numbered 31, and agree In lieu of the sum proposed by said amend- to the same with an amendment, as follows: ment insert: “$8,500,000"; and the Senate In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendagree to the same.

ment insert: “$193,550”; and the Senate agree Amendment numbered 6: That the House to the same. recede from its disagreement to the amend- Amendment numbered 32: That the House ment of the Senate numbered 6, and agree recede from its disagreement to the amendto the same with an amendment, as follows: ment of the Senate numbered 32, and agree In lieu of the sum proposed by said amend- to the same with an amendment, as follows: ment insert “$476,670"; and the Senate agree 1-2 lieu of the sum proposed by said amendto the same.

ment insert: “$3,215,550”; and the Senate Amendment numbered 10: That the House agree to the same. recede from its disagreement to the amend- Amendment numbered 41: That the House ment of the Senate numbered 10, and agree recede from its disagreement to the amendto the same with an amendment, as follows: ment of the Senate numbered 41, and agree In lieu of the sum proposed by said amend- to the same with an amendment, as follows: ment insert: "$88,000"; and the Senate agree · In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendto the same.

ment insert: "$6,950,000"; and the Senate Amendment numbered 12: That the House agree to the same. recede from its disagreement to the amend- Amendment numbered 45: That the House ment of the Senate numbered 12, and agree recede from its disagreement to the amendto the same with an amendment, as follows: ment of the Senate numbered 45, and agree Restore the matter stricken by said amend- to the same with an amendment, as follows: ment, amending the first sum named there. In lieu of the sum proposed by said amend

ment insert: "$3,560"; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 47: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 47, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert: “251,650"; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 49: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 49, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert: “$310,000"; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 51: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 51, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert: "$5,630"; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 52: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 52, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert: “$125,000"; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 54: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 54, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert: "$89,500; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 55: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 55, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert: "$8,000,000"; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 56: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 56, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert: “$272,150”; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 57: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 57, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert: “$127,000"; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 62: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 62, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert: "$12,500"; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 64: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 64, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert: “$13,500"; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 66: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 66, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amend. ment insert: “$5,260"; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 68: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 68, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert: "$3,250,000"; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 69: That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 69, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows: for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, and travel, Public Buildings Service, instead of In lieu of the sum proposed by said amend- for other purposes, submit the following $161,200 as proposed by the House and ment insert: “$108,175"; and the Senate statement in explanation of the effect of the $208,300 as proposed by the Senate. agree to the same.

action agreed upon and recommended in the Amendments Nos. 17 and 18—Emergency Amendment numbered 70: That the House accompanying conference report as to each of operating expenses: Appropriate $20,000,000 recede from its disagreement to the amend- such amendments, namely:

as proposed by the Senate, instead of $22,ment of the Senate numbered 70, and agree

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668,250 as proposed by the House; and auto the same with an amendment, as follows:

thorize the use of $24,300 for expenses of In lieu of the sum proposed by said amend

Emergency fund for the President

travel, instead of $22,865 as proposed by the ment insert: “$525,625"; and the Senate

Amendment No. 1–National Defense: Ap- House and $30,000 as proposed by the Senate. agree to the same. propriates $300,000, as proposed by the Sen

Amendments Nos. 19 and 20—Repair, imAmendment numbered 71: That the House ate, instead of $500,000, as proposed by the provement and equipment, outside the Disrecede from its disagreement to the amendHouse.

trict of Columbia: Appropriate $14,000,000 ment of the Senate numbered 71, and agree

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as proposed by the Senate, instead of to the same with an amendment, as follows: American Battle Monuments Commission $18,000,000 as proposed by the House, and In lieu of the sum proposed by said amend

Amendment No. 2-Salaries and expenses:

authorize the use of $146,700 for expenses of ment insert: "$27,000"; and the Senate agree Authorizes the use of $12,000 for expenses of

travel, instead of $133,400 as proposed by to the same. travel, as proposed by the Senate, instead of

the House and $160,000 as proposed by the Amendment numbered 72: That the House

Senate. $8,000, as proposed by the House. recede from its disagreement to the amend

Amendments Nos. 3, 4 and 5-Construc

Amendment No. 21-Remodeling of Conment of the Senate numbered 72, and agree tion of memorials and cemeteries: Author

gress Street Post Office, Chicago, Ill.: Auto the same with an amendment, as follows: ize the use of $41,276 for expenses of travel,

thorizes the use of $800 for expenses of travel Restore the matter stricken by said amendas proposed by the Senate, instead of $27,520,

as proposed by the House, instead of $1,200 ment, amending the sum named therein as as proposed by the House; and appropriate

as proposed by the Senate. follows: "$25,000"; and the Senate agree to $8,500,000 for such construction, instead of

Amendments Nos. 22 and 23–Federal Supthe same.

$9,500,000, as proposed by the House, and ply Service: Authorize the use of $80,430 for Amendment numbered 73: That the House

$4,500,000 plus $4,000,000 in the form of for- expenses of travel, operating expenses, inrecede from its disagreement to the amend

eign currencies or credits, as proposed by the stead of $79,865 as proposed by the House ment of the Senate numbered 73, and agree Senate.

and $81,000 as proposed by the Senate; and to the same with an amendment, as follows:

Civil Service Commission

$157,450 for expenses of travel under the In lieu of the sum proposed by said amend

heading "Expenses, general supply fund," inment insert: "$5,450"; and the Senate agree

Amendments Nos. 6 and 7-Salaries and

stead of $140,700 as proposed by the House to the same.

expenses: Appropriate $17,000,000, as proAmendment numbered 74: That the House posed by the Senate, instead of $16,064,323,

and $174,200 as proposed by the Senate,

Amendments Nos. 24, 25 and 26-National recede from its disagreement to the amendas proposed by the House; and authorize the

Archives and Records Service: Appropriate ment of the Senate numbered 74, and agree

use of $476,670 for expenses of travel, instead to the same with an amendment, as follows: of $383,335 as proposed by the House and

$5,625,000 as proposed by the House, instead

of $5,525,000 as proposed by the Senate; proIn lieu of the sum proposed by said amend$570,000 as proposed by the Senate.

vide $200,000 for nitrate film conversion as ment insert: "$5,322,800"; and the Senate Federal Communications Commission

proposed by the House instead of $100,000 as agree to the same.

Amendment No. 8—Land and structures: proposed by the Senate; and authorize the Amendment numbered 75: That the House Authorizes the use of $13,000 for such pur- use of $30,750 for expenses of travel, instead recede from its disagreement to the amend

pose, as proposed by the Senate, instead of of $24,600 as proposed by the House and ment of the Senate numbered 75, and agree $3,000, as proposed by the House.

$36,900 as proposed by the Senate. to the same with an amendment, as follows:

Amendment No. 9–Purchase of automo- Amendments Nos. 27 and 28-AdministraIn lieu of the sum proposed by said amend- biles: Reported in disagreement.

tive operations: Appropriate $4,200,000 as ment insert: “$157,750"; and the Senate agree

Amendments Nos. 10, 11, and 12—Sal- proposed by the Senate, instead of $4,140,750 to the same.

aries and expenses: Authorize the use of as proposed by the House; and authorize Amendment numbered 79: That the House $88,000 for expenses of travel, instead of

$93,400 for expenses of travel, instead of recede from its disagreement to the amend$73,335 as proposed by the House and $90,000

$88,600 as proposed by the House and $98,200 ment of the Senate numbered 79, and agree as proposed by the Senate; appropriate

as proposed by the Senate. to the same with an amendment, as follows:

$7,400,000 as proposed by the Senate, instead Amendment No. 29-Strategic and critical In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendof $7,100,000 as proposed by the House; and

materials: Authorizes the use of $176,275 for ment insert: "$10,975,000”; and the Senate restore the provision of the House making

expenses of travel, instead of $143,000 as proagree to the same.

specific amounts available for application posed by the House and $209,550 as proposed Amendment numbered 80: That the House

processing in connection with television by the Senate. recede from its disagreement to the amendlicenses and licenses for safety and special

Amendment No. 30—Purchase of typement of the Senate numbered 80, and agree services amended to provide that not less

writers: Strikes out the proposal of the to the same with an amendment, as follows:

than $1,018,496 shall be available for TV House to include State governments as an In lieu of the sum proposed by said amend- application processing.

exception within the provisions of the limiment insert: "$800,000"; and the Senate agree

tation. to the same.

Federal Power Commission

HOUSING AND HOME FINANCE AGENCY The committee of conference report in dis

Amendment No. 13-Salaries and expenses: agreement amendments numbered 9, 33, 42, Authorizes the use of $210,000 for expenses

Office of the Administrator 43, 46 and 53.

of travel, instead of $173,335 as proposed by Amendments Nos. 31 and 32-Salaries and JOHN PHILLIPS,

the House and $240,000 as proposed by the expenses: Appropriate $3,215,550, instead of NORRIS COTTON, Senate.

$2,587,100 as proposed by the House and $3,CHARLES R. JONAS,

Federal Trade Commission

455,000 as proposed by the Senate, the reOTTO KRUEGER,

Amendments Nos. 14 and 15Salaries and duction below the Senate proposal consisting JOHN TABER, expenses: Appropriate $4,053,800 as proposed

of $103,450 for agencywide program coordinaALBERT THOMAS, by the Senate, instead of $4,178,800 as pro

tion and supervision and $136,000 for proGEORGE ANDREWS,

posed by the House; and authorize the use graming of defense housing and community CLARENCE CANNON,

of $163,035 for expenses of travel as proposed facilities; and authorize the use of $193,550 Managers on the part of the House. by the House, instead of $196,435 as proposed for expenses of travel, instead of $175,800 as LEVERETT SALTONSTALL, by the Senate. The conference committee

proposed by the House and $211,300 as proHOMER FERGUSON,

was urged to authorize the use of funds posed by the Senate.
STYLES BRIDGES,
appropriated to the Commission for employ-

Amendment No. 33: Reported in disagree-
GUY CORDON,

ment of a firm of management consultants ment. BURNET R. MAYBANK,

to make a survey of the Commission. Under Amendments Nos. 34, 35 and 36-MiscelLISTER HILL,

the rules of conference the conferees were laneous provisions: Strike out provisions in ALLEN J. ELLENDER,

unable to comply with this request. How- the House bill proposing a reorganization Managers on the Part of the Senate.

ever, it is believed the project is desirable, survey, assigning certain reorganization

and it is suggested that the Commission call powers to the Administrator, and fixing a STATEMENT

upon the Bureau of the Budget for assistance limit on expenditures in connection with The managers on the part of the House at

in this connection, a substantial sum having loans to educational institutions, as pro

been recently provided this agency for imthe conference on the disagreeing votes of the

posed by the Senate. two Houses on the amendments of the Senate provement of management in the executive

Amendment No. 37–Defense community branch. to the bill (H. R. 4663) making appropria

facilities and services: Reappropriates not to tions for the Executive Office and sundry in

General Services Administration exceed $112,500 for administrative expenses, dependent executive bureaus, boards, com- Amendment No. 16-Operating expenses: as proposed by the House, instead of $115,000 missions, corporations, agencies, and offices, Authorizes the use of $184,750 for expenses of as proposed by the Senate,

Amendments Nos. 38, 39, and 40—Capital Amendment No. 53—Land acquisition: Re- travel, instead of $26,330 as proposed by the grants for slum clearance and urban redevel- ported in disagreement.

House and $27,600 as proposed by the Senate. opment: Restore the provision of the House

Amendment No. 72—Home Loan Bank

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION bill requiring the administrator to give con

Board: Authorizes the use of $25,000 for ex

Amendments Nos. 54 and 55-Salaries and sideration to the efforts of the locality to

penses of travel, instead of $20,000 as proenforce local codes and regulations; restore expenses: Appropriate $8,000,000, instead of

posed by the House and the elimination of the provision of the House requiring that the $5,724,400 as proposed by the House and

such limitation as proposed by the Senate. authority under title I of the National Hous$10,000,000 as proposed by the Senate; and

Amendment No. 73—Federal Savings and authorize the use of $89,500 for expenses of ing Act shall be used to the utmost in con

Loan Insurance Corporation: Authorizes the travel, instead of $78,000 as proposed by the nection with slum rehabilitation needs; and

use of $5,450 for expenses of travel, instead House and $101,000 as proposed by the Senate. strike out the proposal of the House exclud

of $4,370 as proposed by the House and $6,500 ing expenditures by the community for

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as proposed by the Senate. parks, playgrounds, public buildings, or sim

Amendment No. 56—Expenses of travel:

Amendments Nos. 74, 75, 76, 77, and 78— ilar facilities as being counted as a part of Authorizes the use of $272,150 for expenses of

Federal Housing Administration: Authorize the one-third contribution required of such travel, instead of $238,700 as proposed by

the use of $5,322,800 for administrative excommunity. the House and $305,600 as proposed by the

penses, instead of $5,045,590 as proposed by Public Housing Administration Senate.

the House and $5,600,000 as proposed by the

Senate; authorize the use of $157,750 for exAmendment No. 41-Administrative ex- SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

penses of travel, instead of $131,000 as propenses: Appropriates $6,950,000, instead of

Amendments Nos. 57 and 58—Salaries and posed by the House and $184,500 as proposed $4,948,000 as proposed by the House and

expenses: Appropriate $5,000,000 as proposed by the Senate; authorize the use of $500 for $8,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.

by the Senate, instead of $5,245,080 as pro- the purchase of periodicals and newspapers Amendment No. 42–Rejection of project posed by the House; and authorize the use

as proposed by the House instead of $1,500 by community: Reported in disagreement.

of $127,000 for expenses of travel, instead of as proposed by the Senate; provide $26,500,Amendment No. 43—Authorization of ad- $104,170 as proposed by the House and $150,- 000 for nonadministrative expenses, as proditional dwelling units: Reported in dis- 000 as proposed by the Senate.

posed by the Senate, instead of $27,500,000 agreement. The managers on the part of the

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as proposed by the House; and restore the House will recommend the commencement of construction of not more than twenty Amendments Nos. 59 and 60—Salaries and provision of the House repealing the authorthousand dwelling units during the fiscal expenses: Appropriate $3,000,000 as proposed ization for the position of Assistant Commisyear 1954, such units being provided initialby the Senate, instead of $2,897,500, as pro

sioner established pursuant to section 213 ly to meet requirements under contracts exeposed by the House; and authorize the use

(f) of the National Housing Act, as amended. cuted prior to July 5, 1952, in which there is

Amendments Nos. 79, 80 and 81-Public of $10,225 for expenses of travel, as proposed Housing Administration: Authorize the use no escape clause, the remaining units being by the Senate instead of $6,825 as proposed of $10,975,000 of available funds for adminapplied to other projects which have con- by the House.

Amendment No. 61–Salaries and expenses,

istrative expenses, instead of $8,973,000 as tracts for dwelling units but in which the escape clause is included. The conferees National Gallery of Art: Authorizes the use

proposed by the House and $13,025,000 as further recommend that in addition to the of $1,800 for expenses of travel, as proposed proposed by the Senate; authorize the use

of $800,000 for expenses of travel, instead of study of the low-rent housing program by the Senate, instead of $1,600 as proposed specifically required in the amendment to be by the House.

$685,300 as proposed by the House and

$916,000 as proposed by the Senate; and reoffered, that such survey include all housing SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES CONTROL BOARD store the proposal of the House requiring programs under the jurisdiction of the

Amendments Nos. 62 and 63—Salaries and the Commissioner to make every effort to reAgency.

expenses: Authorize the use of $12,500 for fund local bonds held by PHA.
INDIAN CLAIMS COMMISSION
expenses of travel, instead of $10,000 as pro-

JOHN PHILLIPS,
Amendments Nos. 44 and 45—Salaries and posed by the House and $15,000 as proposed

NORRIS COTTON, expenses: Appropriate $117,020, as proposed by the Senate; and the use of $100 for pur

CHARLES R. JONAS, by the Senate, instead of $111,020, as pro- chase of newspapers and periodicals, as pro

OTTO KRUEGER, posed by the House; and authorize the use posed by the House, instead of $500, as pro

JOHN TABER, of $3,560 for expenses of travel, instead of posed by the Senate.

ALBERT THOMAS, $2,845 as proposed by the House and $4,270

GEORGE ANDREWS,

TARIFF COMMISSION as proposed by the Senate. The increase in

CLARENCE CANNON, funds provided this agency is allowed with a Amendment No. 64-Salaries and expenses:

Managers on the Part of the House. view to expediting the work of the commis- Authorizes the use of $13,500 for expenses sion and bringing its duties to a conclusion

of travel, instead of $11,335, as proposed by at an early date. the House and $14,500 as proposed by the

Mr. PHILLIPS (interrupting reading Senate.

of the statement). Mr. Speaker, most INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

of the changes in the conference report Amendment No. 46–Purchase of auto

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are minor. There are 1 or 2 items in mobiles: Reported in disagreement.

Amendment No. 65—Salaries and expenses: it which are liable to have either quesAmendments Nos. 47 and 48–General ex

Authorizes the use of $45,000 for expenses of
travel as proposed by the Senate, instead of

tions asked about them or are contropenses: Appropriate $9,665,000, as proposed

$40,000 as proposed by the House. by the Senate, instead of $9,466,176, as pro

versial. I ask unanimous consent that

the further reading of the statement be posed by the House, including funds to im

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dispensed with. plement the report of the Wolf Management Amendments Nos. 66 and 67—AdministraEngineering Company submitted last Decemtive expenses: Appropriate $850,000, as pro

The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there ber. In lieu of the proposal of the Senate, posed by the Senate, instead of $750,000, as

objection to the request of the gentlethe conferees have agreed to the proposal of proposed by the House; and authorize the

man from California ? the House requiring that the sum of $1,793,- use of $6,260 for expenses of travel, instead Mr. MCCORMACK. Mr. Speaker, re157 requested for work relating to safety and of $5,000 as proposed by the House and $7,520 serving the right to object, and I shall field in the Bureau of Motor Carriers be dis- as proposed by the Senate. In providing the not, may I ask the gentleman from Calitributed to other work of the Commission increased amount proposed by the Senate the which is regarded as of greater importance

fornia if he will yield liberal time? conferees recommend that the additional than such safety and field work. The con- sum be used to assist in the early comple

Mr. PHILLIPS. We are entitled to ferees have authorized the use of $251,650 tion of the work of the Commission.

an hour, and it is my intention to use as for expenses of travel, instead of $212,645 as

TITLE II—CORPORATIONS

little of that myself as possible and to proposed by the House and $290,650 as.pro

allow as much as possible to others who posed by the Senate.

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want to speak. NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR

Amendments Nos. 68 and 69-Federal National Mortgage Association: Authorize the

The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there AERONAUTICS use of $3,250,000 of available funds for ad

objection to the request of the gentleman Amendments Nos. 49 and 50—Salaries and

ministrative expenses, instead of $2,300,000 from California ? expenses: Appropriate $51,000,000 as pro

as proposed by the House and $4,200,000 as There was no objection. posed by the Senate, instead of $52,988,050 as

proposed by the Senate; and authorize the proposed by the House; and authorize the

Mr. PHILLIPS. Mr. Speaker, I yield use of $108,175 for expenses of travel, instead use of $310,000 for expenses of travel, instead

myself 15 minutes. of $95,750 as proposed by the House and of $216,700 as proposed by the House and $120,600 as proposed by the Senate.

Mr. Speaker, in order as I said to con$325,000 as proposed by the Senate.

Amendments Nos. 70 and 71—Housing loan

serve time, which is limited on any conNATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION programs: Authorize the use of $525,625 from

ference report, and to make it possible Amendments Nos. 51 and 52—Salaries and available funds for administrative expenses,

for me to yield as much time to others expenses: Appropriate $125,000, instead of instead of $411,250 as proposed by the House who want to speak or who want to make $97,915 as proposed by the House and $155,- and $640,000 as proposed by the Senate; and statements, I will not refer to any item 000 as proposed by the Senate.

authorize the use of $27,000 for expenses of in the bill except amendments Nos. 47 and 48 and the amendment which has ciency has been substituted for inefficiency, mendations which, of course, will not to do with public housing. The first the committee can see no value in providing be binding but will be only advisory to have to do with the Interstate Commerce additional funds for this agency.

the Commission ? Commission, the other with public hous- That went to the Senate. The Senate, Mr. PHILLIPS. That is correct. ing. I know that if there are questions not understanding quite what the House Mr. COOLEY. It is up to the Comupon any of the other 20-some agen- was driving at, raised a question regard- mission to determine whether or not the cies in the bill they can be raised by ing this provision that we had written services are actually duplicating? way of questions from other Members of into the report. The Senate then added Mr. PHILLIPS. That is correct, but the House.

$200,000 to the work of the Commission I want to make it clear it is a very firm May I refer first to the letters and tele

and recommended that the Commission recommendation in the report. I think grams which many Members have been adopt the Wolf report, which is an effi- the Commissioners would have to come receiving, regarding the appropriation ciency report, which the Commission to us and explain next year how they for the Interstate Commerce Commis, should put into effect. We approved the spent the money. sion. This would be amusing if it were additional

additional money.

That is the only Mr. COOLEY. I think that clears up not that it has raised concern in the change in the bill regarding the Inter- the situation I have in mind. minds of Members of Congress which I state Commerce Commission. We still Mr. PHILLIPS. Now I come to housshall now endeavor to clarify.

let the recommendation stand in the ing, which I think is the only controThe House supported us, I may say, on conference report, with the approval of versial point in the conference report. this point in the last two sessions, and both the House and the Senate conferees. As you know, the House struck out all I feel confident the House will again sup

Now, why do we do that? For 4 years housing starts for fiscal year 1954. The port the committee when the Members or more we have had this up before us. Senate put back 35,000 housing starts learn in simple language that there is Every year we have found that this is a for 1954. The conferees decided that nothing in the bill to which any of the duplicating service, duplicating in large we would recommend the allowance of letters or telegrams refer; that the state- part work performed by the motor pa- 20,000 units to be built in fiscal 1954, ment which has caused what I think is trols of the various States. The state- but would say in clear language what unnecessary trouble and furor, is a rec- ment in one of the opposing letters, that we had tried to say before, that no more ommendation, and a firm recommenda- instantly traffic accidents would in- contracts are to be let for housing units tion, let me say, in the conference report. crease, is cut out of the whole cloth. because we have already obligated our

It is up to the agency whether or not There are 336 employees and the expend- selves to more units in past contracts, it follows out the recommendations in iture is $1,700,000 for something that du- legal or moral, than could be built in the conference report. For one, I hope plicates work largely done by the States. any year. the Commissioners will. If they do not The feeling of the committee was that, The situation regarding housing units follow it, at least in major part, they will if the Interstate Commerce Commission is this: The Government is firmly comhave an explanation to make to the Con- went into this field, it should go in as mitted, in the opinion of the subcomgress, through the Committee on Appro- sort of a clearing house to coordinate and mittee and the conferees, to contract for priations, next year.

unite the work of the various States 8,189 units. Those are legal and bindMr. WICKERSHAM. Mr. Speaker, which is now being adequately carried ing contracts and we have no desire to will the gentleman yield?

out, better than by the ICC. That ap- attempt to stop them. Mr. PHILLIPS. I yield to the gen- pears in our recommendations; that ap- Mr. COLMER. Mr. Speaker, will the tleman from Oklahoma. pears in our hearings.

gentleman yield? Mr. WICKERSHAM. The gentleman You heard the other day, Mr. Speaker,

Mr. PHILLIPS. I yield to the genis referring to the letters that many of that the public debt has reached the fig. tleman from Mississippi. us have received from various trucking ure of $272,000,000,000. If there is any

Mr. COLMER. I understood the genassociations expressing great concern place where we should begin to make

tleman from California to say in subover the committee's conference report. economies, it is in those areas where

stance that this would liquidate the pubMr. PHILLIPS. That is correct. there is duplication of the work done by

lic housing program. Mr. . WICKERSHAM. I, too, share other agencies or by the States.

Mr. PHILLIPS. That is the intent of their fear that there might be serious That is all I intend to say about it,

the conference committee, but let me damage to our safety regulations, unless except to repeat that there is nothing

make this clear to the gentleman, beyour majority report is amended in line in the bill about it. It is only a recomwith the recommendations of the truck- mendation on our part which I hope the

cause this is very important: Some Mem

bers of the House have raised the quesing associations, ICC will recognize as a firm recommen

tion that we obligated ourselves to 35,000 Mr. PHILLIPS. This same thing hap- dation, but which the ICC under the law

for this year and 35,000 for next year, pened a year ago, as you may remember. could disregard, because our primary

and so on, forgetting two things, that In the original report of the committee, recommendation is that this $1,700,000,

that was not the intent of the Congress, which came to the floor on April 17, I which last year we took out altogether,

first, and second, that one Congress canquote in part; I do not omit anything of is to be applied to those functions of

not bind another Congress. This conimportance, but I quote only certain the ICC's activities which the commis

ference committee intends to make clear sentences of the recommendations of sioners think are the most urgent.

that no more contracts may be written the subcommittee:

I am quite sure, Mr. Speaker, that the

for public housing without further action The committee * has approved an House will overlook the letters and tele

some time in the future by another Conincrease of $159,326, as proposed in the grams, most of them sent by people who

gress. budget, for use in the section of complaints had no idea what the discussion was of the Bureau of Motor Carriers.

Mr. COLMER. I do not find that in about, and will again, for the third time,

the conference report. I cannot read Now that is where the Commission is support the House in an effort to improve

that into it. This is on page 10, amendvery far behind, and we increased that the efficiency and the effectiveness of one

ment 43. amount of money. agency of the Government.

Mr. PHILLIPS. I will read the motion We then said further on:

, The committee has specifically denied all

I shall make at the proper moment: gentleman yield?

Provided further, that notwithstanding the requests for funds for work relating to safety

Mr. PHILLIPS. I yield to the gentleand field in the Bureau of Motor Carriers man from North Carolina.

provisions of the United States Housing Act amounting to $1,793,157 and requires that Mr. COOLEY. I think the gentleman

of 1937, as amended, the Public Housing Ad

ministration shall not, with respect to projthis sum be distributed to other work of the has pretty well cleared up the point I

ects initiated after March 1, 1949, (1) auCommission which the committee regards as had in mind but I do want to ask the thorize during the fiscal year 1954 the comof greater importance than the use to which

question specifically: The funds these mencement of construction of in excess of such funds are presently being applied.

telegrams have reference to are still in 20,000 dwelling units or (2) after the date Then, as we have repeatedly said on the bill, as I understand it?

of approval of this act, enter into any new the floor, for the first time in black Mr. PHILLIPS. Yes; the gentleman

agreements, contracts, or other arrangeand white in the report, we say: is correct.

ments, preliminary or otherwise, which will

ultimately bind the Public Housing AdminUntil a complete reorganization of the

Mr. COOLEY. In the conference re- istration during fiscal year 1954 or for any Commission has been effected, and until effi- port the conferees make certain recom- future years with respect to loans or annual contributions for any additional dwelling The conference committee discussed Mr. YATES. No; on the contrary, the units or projects unless hereafter author. that, but we did not have the jurisdic- Housing Act of 1949 established a perized by the Congress to do so, and during the

tion, it was decided, to put it into a bill. fectly proper program for the construcfiscal year 1954 the Housing and Home Fi

It would be questionable to put in an tion of 810,000 units of public housing at nance Administrator shall make a complete analysis and study of the low-rent public item referring to one specific city. The the rate of 135,000 per year. The Conhousing program and, on or before February conferees believe that the answer to the gress last year stated that until changed 1, 1954, shall transmit to the Appropriations gentleman's question is a decisive no. by a future Congress there should be Committees of the House and Senate his Mr. RILEY. I thank the gentleman. constructed 35,000 units per year. That recommendations with respect to such low

Mr. PHILLIPS. Mr. Speaker, I yield is the status of the program now in the rent public housing program.

5 minutes to the gentleman from Illinois absence of its being changed by this Mr. COLMER. What is the gentle- [Mr. YATES).

conference report. man reading from?

Mr. YATES. Mr. Speaker, I think That is why I propose that there shall Mr. PHILLIPS. I am reading from that the gentleman from California (Mr. be a rollcall on the conference report the motion which I will make when the PHILLIPS] made the issue clear when he when the time comes, and I shall at that time comes.

Mr. COLMER. The gentleman will proposes to do one thing, very clearly recommendation be voted down and that make that motion?

and that is to liquidate the public-hous- the House accept an amendment which I Mr. PHILLIPS. Yes.

ing program. I voted against this conshall offer, which will continue the housMr. COLMER. I thank the gentle- ference report and I refused to sign it, ing legislation and the public-housing man.

because that was the way I understood program on a minimum basis. Mr. PHILLIPS. In addition to the the action of the conferees. I refused

Mr. PHILLIPS. Mr. Speaker, will the 8,189, there are 834 prior units which to sign the conference report for many gentleman yield to me? make a total of 9,023 units. In addition reasons, but I think that the principal

Mr. YATES. I yield to the gentleman to that, there are 33,003 units contracted reason for my refusing to sign it was be- from California. for which are subject to audit. These cause I considered it to be one of the

Mr. PHILLIPS. The gentleman sughave had the contract reopened and have rankest types of discriminatory legisla

rankest types of discriminatory legisla- gests the theory that once something is had what we call an escape clause or pro- tion that I have ever seen. It hits hard

It hits hard voted in the Congress it may never be vision written in which says that they est against the little fellow, the low- changed. Mr. Truman himself was the have no legal right, but that they are income family, which cannot afford to first one to reduce the number of houses, standing in line, and if and when the buy their homes under present condi- and the House last year voted a lower Congress at some future date allows tions.

number of houses. This year, by a

I more houses, they have a priority.

Under this law the low-income family 2-to-1 vote, it voted for no houses. We are allowing for one-third of those

get practically no help at all from its do not think the gentleman can say to be built in the coming year, or more Government. But, on the other hand, properly that those were not actions in units if others drop out. The Congress those who can afford to buy houses get line with the proper authority of the will have the recommendations of the all the subsidies and all the assistance

Congress, to put in whatever they Housing Administrator before we come which the Public Housing Act of 1949 choose; and that is the situation today. up next year, on what to do with the provided. The subsidies of the Federal

Mr. YATES. The gentleman from 22,000.

Housing Agency are continued and Fan- Illinois last year and this year, and at Beyond that, Mr. Speaker, there are

nie May is given a big, substantial in all times, has advanced the contention 20,579 units, for which contracts were

crease. The contractors are protected. that housing legislation is the province signed, that definitely have written in at The mortgage bankers are taken care of. of the Committee on Banking and Curthe start that those were not binding But the door is slammed in the face of rency of the House and not of the Comcontracts, but only made if Congress the lowest income families who need de- mittee on Appropriations. Therefore, I voted the money and established an ad- cent housing the most.

say that if this program is to be changed ditional number of houses to be built.

Mr. McCORMACK.. Mr. Speaker, will the Committee on Appropriations should In other words, there were 53,582 units the gentleman yield?

not be the instrument for changing it, under some sort of contract, in addition to the 9,000, which are against the

Mr. YATES. I yield to the gentleman and that it should go back to the Com

mittee on Banking and Currency for that from Massachusetts. expressed intent of the Congress. Some

purpose.

Mr. McCORMACK. In other words, of these might have to go to court to

Mr. SCOTT. Mr. Speaker, will the the gentleman from California [Mr. decide what the obligatiton of the United

gentleman yield? PHILLIPS] used very properly the word States should be. Legal opinion holds

Mr. YATES. I yield to the gentleman "liquidated.” Is not that correct? that the decision would support the

from Pennsylvania,

Mr. YATES. That is correct. stand of the Congress. The committee

Mr. SCOTT. The gentleman said he does not admit a single item or a single

Mr. McCORMACK. They are going was going to offer an amendment, iota of legal obligation on the 20,579.

to liquidate, which means that they are Would the gentleman be good enough to It is willing to have the others audited killing, without even a fair hearing.

tell us how many housing units he inand the legal and moral obligations dis

Mr. YATES. That is correct.

tends to propose in his amendment? cussed and brought up next year. I be

Mr. PHILLIPS. Mr. Speaker, will the Mr. YATES. I propose to offer an lieve that these 20,000 houses for this gentleman yield to me?

amendment to provide for the construcyear should end this public housing pro- Mr. YATES. Surely, I yield to the tion of 20,000 units of public housing gram, and that in the future we should gentleman from California.

with language such as was adopted by depend upon private industry with the Mr. PHILLIPS. The word “liquidate" the House last year which would permit help of the FHA and similar supporting was used by the gentleman from Mis- continuation of this program on a miniprograms to carry on local construction. sissippi [Mr. COLMER) and in the col

sissippi [Mr. COLMER) and in the col- mum basis in accordance with the recMr. RILEY. Mr. Speaker, will the loquy I did not catch that he used the ommendations of former Congressman gentleman yield?

word “liquidate.” I would not have cole and presumably with the recomMr. PHILLIPS. I yield.

agreed to the use of the word “liquidate." mendations of the President of the Mr. RILEY. Under public law 94 of It is a holding of the program in status United States. the 83d Congress, provision is made for quo.

Mr. SCOTT. Mr. Speaker, will the any town, which has been forced to relo- Mr. MCCORMACK. In other words, gentleman yield? cate for the benefit of an atomic energy it is a killing of it.

Mr. YATES. I yield. installation, to have the same rights to Mr. YATÉS. That is correct. The Mr. SCOTT. That is why I asked the be considered for Government assistance gentleman certainly made that point gentleman to yield, because if he keeps for community facilities, schools, and clear when he had the floor, that it is his amendment within that format I housing as any other town adjacent to proposed by this conference report that personally would be glad to support it. such an area. Is there anything in this the public-housing program be killed, Mr. YATES. I refused to sign the report which would in any way restrict unless a future Congress authorizes it to conference report, Mr. Speaker, because this provision? be reestablished.

to my mind it does violence to what I Mr. PHILLIPS. No; there is nothing Mr. PHILLIPS. Is not that true of conceive to be the intention of the House in the report which would restrict it. anything we do?

when the bill was last before the House,

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