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The total amount granted to the commission to date is $835,000 which sum, together with the amount recommended in the bill makes an aggregate of $1,085,000. An estimate is pending before the committee for the fiscal year 1933 for $452,000 more. The committee recognizes the magnitude and the worth of the task undertaken by the commission but believe that in view of the present financial condition of the country there should be a curtailment in certain features of its activities. It has therefore reduced the estimate of $427,000 to $250,000. This reduction consists of the elimination of $115,000 for certain dedicatory events and the celebration of a number of special days. It also takes into consideration a free balance of $42,000 which the commission now has on hand in its present appropriations and makes a further reduction of $20,000 in the requested sum. The amount allowed is expected to be applied entirely to the printing of pamphlets and other material in connection with the celebration throughout the United States by the various bicentennial organizations and the furnishing to them as well as to the press and all other organizations participating complete literature of all phases of the life of George Washington and the period in which he lived. The committee believes that this amount, with judicious distribution, should provide amply for the purposes to which it is to be applied.

The sum of $760,000 is recommended for reconstruction and remodeling of the old House Office Building in order to provide 190 two room suites in lieu of the present single room offices in that building. This change will give to the members who are to occupy the old building approximately the same office accommodations as will be available for those members who are to occupy the new House Office Building. The suites will contain practically the same area and have the same office accommodations as will be afforded in the new building.

An estimate of $550,000 was submitted for furnishing the office suites, committee rooms and other rooms and space in the new House Office Building. This estimate the committee has reduced to $400,000 in the belief that under existing conditions of purchase, suitable furniture can be obtained for the suites and other offices in that building for this amount of money. There is no disposition to equip the building with inferior or unsuitable material. The amount allowed should provide durable, attractive furniture in keeping with the character of the building.

The sum of $321,201.94 is included for the payment for land under condemnation proceedings for the annex to the Library of Congress Building. A previous sum of $600,000 was appropriated for this purpose. There was purchased at private sale a total of $50,947.94 and the remainder was placed under condemnation. The court award dated October 13, 1931, aggregated $870,254 and brings the total amount up to $921,201.94, leaving the appropriation short by $321,201.94. There is also included in the bill the sum of $20,000 for the removal of structures on this area and the preparation of the site.

The amount recommended for judgments and authorized claims is $1,154,575.04, which is $11,900 less than the amount of the Budget estimates. This reduction represents a judgment rendered by the Court of Claims to pay Albert C. Dalton, a retired Army officer, for retired pay during the period from July 9, 1926, to February 28, 1929, in which he served under the designations of president or vice president and general manager of the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation at an annual salary of $18,000. During this period of his services the Committee on Appropriations at hearings before the Subcommittee on Independent Offices Appropriations was informed by him that he was not drawing retired pay, and the subcommittee believed from his statement that there was no intention on his part to ask it. After his retirement from service with the Fleet Corporation he filed suit in the Court of Claims to recover his retired pay for the entire period and was awarded the same in a decision of January 12, 1931. The committee is of the opinion that the payment of retired pay during that period at the rate of $4,500 per annum in addition to his salary of $18,000 a year is unjust to the taxpayers and has eliminated the judgment from the bill.

LIMITATIONS AND LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS

The following limitations on expenditures and legislative provisions not heretofore enacted in connection with any appropriation bill are recommended:

On page 9, in connection with the construction of refuse incinerators for the District of Columbia:

Provided, That the limitation of $25,000, contained in the first deficiency act, fiscal year 1930, for the employment by contract or otherwise of such expert and other personal services as may be required for the preparation of plans for the construction of said incinerators is hereby increased to $35,000, to enable the commissioners to pay for services not exceeding $10,000 in addition the amount of $25,000 for such services as set forth in the existing contract of June 13, 1930.

On page 20, in connection with the appropriation for “Miscellaneous Expenses, United States Courts:'

Provided, That the unexpended balance of the appropriation Miscellaneous expenses, United States courts,for the fiscal year 1931 is hereby made available for the payment of 7,503.79 to Charles Warren, special master in the case of United States against the State of Utah, as the amount due from the United States for compensation and expenses of said special master, under the order of the Supreme Court of the United States, dated May 18, 1931, and the Comptroller General is authorized and directed to allow credit for payments heretofore made from the appropriations for Miscellaneous expenses, United States courts," for the fiscal years 1930 and 1931 made in connection with said case of the United States against the State of Utah of otherwise correct.

On page 21, in connection with the Bureau of Immigration:

Provided, That the limitation contained in the 1932 appropriation act under this head that"$2,368,800 shall be available only for coast and land border patrol,is hereby removed: Provided further, That the limitation contained in the 1932 appropriation act under this head that "not to exceed $165,000 of the sum herein appropriated shall be available for the purchase, exchange, operation, maintenance, and repair of motor vehicles,shall not be construed as embracing the cost of motor fuels, lubricants, and garage rentals.

On page 25, in connection with appropriation for public buildings:

: Provided, That no part of this or any other appropriation for the construction of public buildings shall be used for remodeling and reconstructing the Department of State Building under the authorization therefor contained in the act of July 3, 1930 (46 Stat. 907): Provided further, That no part of this or any other appropriation shall be used for or in connection with the demolition of the District of Columbia Municipal Building at Fourteenth and E Streets northwest, the Post-Office Department Building at Twelfth and D Streets north west, or the building 1500 E Street northwest (formerly the Southern Railway Building).

FIRST DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION BILL, FISCAL YEAR 1932

(NOTE.—The year designated after each item indicates the fiscal year)

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$110, 000.00

$110, 000. 00

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5, 000.00

5, 000.00

ouse of Representatives:

Beneficiaries of deceased members, 1932.
Committee on Revision of the Laws, preparing and editing the

code, 1932.
Architect of the Capitol:

House Office Building, reconstruction and remodeling, 1932.
New House Office Building, furnishings and equipment, 1932.
Enlarging the Capitol Grounds, demolition and removal of struc-

tures, 1932.

179

760, 000.00

760, 000.00

179

550, 000.00

400, 000.00

- $150,000.00

179

50, 000.00

50, 000.00

179

Library building and grounds, acquisition of site for buildings,

1932.

321, 201. 94

321, 201. 94

179

Library building and grounds, removal of buildings and struc

tures, 1932.

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First deficiency appropriation bill, fiscal year 1932Continued

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$30, 000.00

$10,000.00

-$20, 000.00

169 Protection of interests of United States in matters affecting oil lands

in former naval reserves, 1932.
169 Cooperative vocational education in agriculture and home economics,

1932.

83, 000.00

83,000.00

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169

20, 000.00

- 20, 000.00

General expenses, including pay of personnel, 1932.
George Washington Bicentennial Commission:

Continuance of work incident to celebration, 1932 and 1933.
Veterans' Administration:

169

427,000.00

250, 000.00

- 177, 000.00

169

46, 872, 975. 00

46, 872, 975. 00

Military and naval compensation, 1932 and prior..

Total, Executive Office and independent establishments.

47, 477, 975. 00

47, 260, 975. 00

- 217, 000.00

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Public schools:

169

Instruction of the deaf, 1932

169 Furniture and equipment, 1932 and 1933. 169 Metropolitan police, house of detention, 1932. 169 Courts, printing and binding, 1932.

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Hospital for the Insane, 1932.
Relief of the poor, 1932

Total, District of Columbia.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

169

169

Forest Service, salaries and expenses, fighting forest fires, 1932 Federal-aid highway system, 1932.

Total, Department of Agriculture

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

169

Office of the Secretary, salaries, 1932.

169

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169

Contingent expenses, 1932.
Printing and binding, 1932
Bureau of Lighthouses, damage claims, 1932

Total, Department of Commerce

177

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