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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi, Chairman EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts
SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky
JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania NEAL SMITH, Iowa
JACK EDWARDS, Alabama JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York
JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland
J. KENNETH ROBINSON, Virginia SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois
CLARENCE E. MILLER, Ohio DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
LAWRENCE COUGHLIN, Pennsylvania EDWARD R. ROYBAL, California
C. W. (BILL) YOUNG, Florida LOUIS STOKES, Ohio
JACK F. KEMP, New York TOM BEVILL, Alabama
RALPH S. REGULA, Ohio BILL CHAPPELL, JR., Florida
CLAIR W. BURGENER, California BILL ALEXANDER, Arkansas
GEORGE M. O'BRIEN, Illinois JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania
VIRGINIA SMITH, Nebraska BOB TRAXLER, Michigan
ELDON RUDD, Arizona JOSEPH D. EARLY, Massachusetts
CARL D. PURSELL, Michigan CHA LES WILSON, Texas
MICKEY EDWARDS, Oklahoma LINDY BOGGS, Louisiana
ROBERT L. LIVINGSTON, Louisiana ADAM BENJAMIN, JR., Indiana
S. WILLIAM GREEN, New York NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington
TOM LOEFFLER, Texas MATTHEW F. McHUGH, New York
JERRY LEWIS, California BO GINN, Georgia
CARROLL A. CAMPBELL, JR., WILLIAM LEHMAN, Florida
JOHN E. PORTER, Illinois
Keith F. MAINLAND, Clerk and Staff Director
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS FOR
FISCAL YEAR 1982
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1981. Mr. Fazio. The Committee will come to order. This morning we are going to begin the hearings of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee for Fiscal Year 1982's budget. This is my first term as the Chairman of the Subcommittee and I am going to be aided by several veteran colleagues on the majority side and some relatively fresh faces mixed in with some veterans on the Republican side.
The budget we are going to consider as a committee totals almost $1.2 billion excluding Senate items of almost $250,000,000 for a total budget of close to $1.5 billion dollars. Including Senate items, the 1982 Fiscal Year budget is an increase of $230,000,000 or 19 percent over the $1.2 billion already enacted for 1981 and when the pending supplementals for 1981 are included the increase is about $110 million or eight percent over Fiscal Year 1981.
As most of you know only a portion of this budget is for Congressional operations, about $922 million which is $131 million or a 16.5 percent increase over last year's $791 million enacted for Congressional operations in Fiscal Year 1981.
If you include the supplementals the increase is only $35 million or a four percent increase.
The balance of the funds support statutory and administrative responsibilities of the Executive Branch and the public in a variety of agencies including the Library of Congress, Copyright Royalty Tribunal, Botanic Garden, Government Printing Office, General Accounting Office, and the Railroad Accounting Principles Board. We will also be looking at the Fiscal Year 1981 supplemental requests of a little over $100 million, $45 million for cost of living pay increases authorized last October by the President and another $60 million request for additional supplemental items of a program nature.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
DANIEL J. BOORSTIN, THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS
ICES JOHN C. BRODERICK, ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN FOR RESEARCH SERV.
ICES ALAN JABBOUR, DIRECTOR, AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER F. E. CROXTON, DIRECTOR, AUTOMATED SYSTEMS OFFICE DAVID L. LADD, REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS MICHAEL R. PEW, ASSOCIATE REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS GILBERT GUDE, DIRECTOR, CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE HUGH L. ELSBREE, JR., ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR POLICY, PLANNING
AND REVIEW, CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE SUSAN C. FINSEN, EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH
SERVICE FRANK KURT CYLKE, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE FOR
THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED FRANK M. McGOWAN, DIRECTOR FOR ACQUISITIONS AND OVERSEAS
OPERATIONS, PROCESSING SERVICES
Mr. Fazio. This morning we will commence our consideration of the budget for Fiscal Year 1982 for Library of Congress which totals $197,611,000 and includes over 4,800 permanent budgeted positions, an increase of $7.3 million and 57 additional people over 1981 appropriations plus pending supplementals. For those who want to follow along the Library of Congress budget justification begins on page 423 of the Legislative Appropriations book and page 169 of our subcommittee print which correspond and are the beginning of our detailed look at the Library of Congress budget.
I would like at this point to introduce a new member of the committee and a colleague of mine Congressman Jerry Lewis, of California. Mr. Lewis and I are old friends. We served in the California legislature together and even had a similar experience prior to running for public office with the Corps Foundation in California. We sat together on the House Administration Committee for a while before we both joined the Appropriations Committee. We welcome you.
After Dr. Boorstin makes his statement I think I will simply begin with some questions that the staff has helped develop and I will defer to you at any time if you have follow-up questions or questions you would like to ask.
I would like to welcome Dr. Boorstin, the Librarian of Congress. I was saying earlier, as a history major it is always enjoyable to see someone who made history a profession and succeeded in a significant way and has substantial influence in the Federal government. Sometimes I think we act without any reference to history. You are probably our most prominent historian and I am certainly honored to hear your testimony this morning. I look forward to hearing you present the budget justification for the Library of Congress.
Dr. BOORSTIN. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for those excessively generous remarks.
With the permission of the committee we would like to begin by showing you a brief film of a slide show which was prepared inhouse at the Library and prepared by Craig D'Ooge who is here. We prepared this for orientation of visitors to the Library and we would like to show that to you. I think it is as good an overview of what the Library is about as we can find. May we proceed with that.
Mr. Fazio. We probably would all be benefiting.
Mr. Fazio. Before we proceed I would like to introduce two other colleagues. First the gentleman from Michigan, Mr. Traxler who has been a member of this subcommittee before, during the 95th Congress.
Mr. TRAXLER. A period of about a year. It is good to be back.
Mr. Fazio. My colleague, Mr. Dicks from Washington, is also a newcomer on the committee. We have gotten to be good friends. We are both going through this budget for the first time.
Mr. Dicks. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I look forward to serving on this subcommittee under your leadership.
Mr. Fazio. Thank you. At this point, I will ask Dr. Boorstin if he would like to introduce his staff and make a presentation to the committee about the budget of the Library of Congress.
INTRODUCTION OF WITNESSES
Dr. BOORSTIN. First, I would like to introduce Craig D'Ooge who presided over the film presentation. Thank you, Craig.
The other members who are here, starting at the far end of the room, if I may, are Gilbert Gude, Director of Congressional Research Services; Glen Zimmerman who is Associate Librarian for Management; David Ladd, Register of Copyrights; James Trew, who is Director of the Library Environment Resources Office; Fred Croxton, Director of the Automated Systems Office; John Broderick who is Assistant Librarian for Research Services; and Carol Nemeyer, Associate Librarian for National Programs.
At my right is Don Curran, the Associate Librarian of Congress. At my left is Deputy Librarian William Welsh and at the other end is Joe Howard, Assistant Librarian for Processing Services.
Mr. Fazio. We are glad to have you all with us.