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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
JAMES P. BUCHANAN, Texas, Chairman EDWARD T. TAYLOR, Colorado
JOHN TABER, New York WILLIAM B. OLIVER, Alabama
ROBERT L. BACON, New York ANTHONY J. GRIFFIN, New York
RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachusetts JOHN N. SANDLIN, Louisiana
JAMES H. SINCLAIR, North Dakots WILLIAM A. AYRES, Kansas
CLARENCE J. MCLEOD, Michigan ROSS A. COLLINS, Mississippi
LLOYD THURSTON, Iowa WILLIAM W. HASTINGS, Oklahoma FLORENCE P. KAHN, California OLARENCE CANNON, Missouri
JOHN T. BUCKBEE, Mlinois CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia
J. HOWARD SWICK, Pennsylvania WILLIAM W. ARNOLD, Illinois
CHESTER C. BOLTON, Ohio JOHN J. BOYLAN, New York
W. P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas TILMAN B. PARKS, Arkansas
EDWARD W. GOSS, Connecticut
J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania
MARCELLUS C. SHEILD, Clerk
Number to be removed from market under program to reduce pro-
To be purchased under program, estimated number of.
Program, estimated cost of..
Clerks and stenographers-
Estimated employment of..-.
Petrie, H., statement of..
Process tax from cattle industry, estimated amount of.
COTTON, CATTLE, AND DAIRY PRODUCTS
STATEMENTS OF CHESTER C. DAVIS, ADMINISTRATOR, AGRI.
CULTURAL ADJUSTMENT ADMINISTRATION; C. A. COBB, CHIEF, COTTON PRODUCTION DIVISION; HARRY PETRIE, CHIEF, CATTLE AND SHEEP DIVISION; WARD BUCKLES, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE; W. A. JUMP, BUDGET OFFICER, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1934.
EXPENSES OF CARRYING INTO EFFECT THE ACT OF APRIL 21, 1934 (COTTON
The CHAIRMAN. Gentlemen, we have from the Director of the Budget in House Document No. 352, a proposal to make available to the Secretary of Agriculture the funds required to give effect to the provisions of the act of April 21, 1934 (Cotton Control Act).
Of course, these funds are derived from the tax levied on this act. The Director of the Budget believes that it is necessary to enact this, proposed legislation at the earliest practical moment.
We should like to have some one of you gentlemen explain to us, first, the necessity for the appropriation and the need of making it immediately available.
Mr. Davis, I assume you are the man who can give us the desired information.
Mr. Davis. Mr. Chairman, the Bankhead Act requires cooperative effort on the part of the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Internal Revenue in administering its provisions. The work is already under way.
The Secretary has designated the Agricultural Adjustment Administration as the agency in the Department of Agriculture to carry out the act. I have designated the cotton section, Mr. Cully Cobb, chief, to carry on in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration.
The proposed legislation suggested by the Director of the Budget makes available, to meet the expenses of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and of the Department of Agriculture, in this act all funds that are available to us under the original appropriation and, in addition
The CHAIRMAN. The original appropriation for the A.A.A.? Mr. Davis. For the A.A.A., yes; and in addition such revenues as will arise from the tax features of the Bankhead Act.
We have a tentative estimate from the Bureau of Internal Revenue as to what their expenses will be, and they will ask us to allocate to them the money necessary for them.
BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE
ESTIMATED EXPENSES FOR COTTON CONTROL ACT
The CHAIRMAN. What is that estimate?
I would like to know, Mr. Chairman, whether you want us to confine our estimates to that period; that is the remainder of the fiscal year 1934 and the fiscal year 1935.
The CHAIRMAN. Confine it to that period, because this is supposed to carry you through the balance of this fiscal year and the next
Mr. Davis. For the Bureau of Internal Revenue, $1,250,000. I want to make the reservation there that that is their present estimate, and may be larger. They will call for that much, but might require more.
Mr. OLIVER. Undoubtedly they will be prepared to justify that estimate?
Mr. Jump. We have not received their detailed estimate. We just got that information this morning over the telephone, Mr. Oliver.
The CHAIRMAN. Is that for administrative expenses, or is there any estimate in it for refunds, or anything of that character?
Mr. Davis. I think that that includes the cost of printing and
Mr. Jump. There is one item of bale tags which alone is estimated at $300,000.
The CHAIRMAN. The total for the Bureau is $1,250,000. That is for administration in the Internal Revenue Department?
Mr. Jump. Yes; collection and administration and affixing bale tags. Mr. TABER. Is the $300,000 included in the total of $1,250,000? Mr. JUMP. Yes; it is. Mr. Davis. That is true, sir.
Mr. OLIVER. I think it would be very well to give some of the major items that enter into that estimate.
Mr. JUMP. Mr. Davis is going to indicate those, so far as the Department of Agriculture is concerned. But so far as the Internal Revenue Bureau is concerned, the only thing we have thus far is the item of the bale tags.
They have been working to make up the detail plans and I think we could put in the hearing, if you desire it, their detailed itemization that makes up the $1,250,000, and we shall be glad to do it.
Mr. BUCHANAN. Do you have that now?
Mr. Jump. We will have it by the time you are ready to print this testimony. Their letter is on the way.
Mr. Oliver. What number of personnel do you now estimate will be required to carry out the duties devolving on your bureau?
Mr. Davis. May I make this statement? I am now discussing the Bureau of Internal Revenue part of this item. We will supply their itemized statement as soon as we can secure it. It has not yet reached us.
When I get to discussing the Department of Agriculture estimate, I will give you the personnel and the class of work that they are called upon to do and the estimated expenditures for the Department.