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HR. 11216, H.R. 4290, H.R. 9432, H.R. 11471 AND S. 2163
NONVOTING DELEGATE TO THE HOUSE

H.R. 14176
NONVOTING DELEGATE TO THE SENATE
H.R. 11215, H.R. 11170 AND S. 2164
COMMISSION ON D.C. GOVERNMENT

H.R. 669
REFERENDUM, CHARTER BOARD AND MUNICIPAL CHARTER

H.R. 4276, H.R. 6786, AND H.R. 7730
RETROCEDE PART OF D.C. TO MARYLAND

H.R. 6175 AND H.R. 11565
ELECTED MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL AND NONVOTING DELEGATE

H.R. 14715
COMMISSION ON ORGANIZATION OF D.C. GOVERNMENT

H.R. 18562
ESTABLISH BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO REPLACE D.C. COMMISSIONER

AND CITY COUNOIL

MARCH 10 AND 16, APRIL 28, MAY 8 AND 25, JUNE 12

AND JULY 9, 1970

Printed for the use of the Committee on the District of Columbia

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1970

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COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

* JOHN L. MCMILLAN, South Carolina, Chairman THOMAS G. ABERNETHY, Mississippi

ANCHER NELSEN, Minnesota WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois

WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois JOHN DOWDY, Texas

ALVIN E. O'KONSKI, Wisconsin CHARLES C. DIGGS, JR., Michigan

WILLIAM H. HARSHA, Ohio G. ELLIOTT HAGAN, Georgia

JOEL T. BROYHILL, Virginia DON FUQUA, Florida

LARRY WINN, JR., Kansas DONALD M. FRASER, Minnesota

GILBERT GUDE, Maryland BROCK ADAMS, Washington

LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, Maryland ANDREW JACOBS, JR., Indiana

VERNON W. THOMSON, Wisconsin PETER N. KYROS, Maine

HENRY P. SMITH III, New York
WILLIAM L. HUN GATE, Missouri

EARL F. LANDGREBE, Indiana
EARLE CABELL, Texas
RAY BLANTON, Tennessee

JAMES T. CLARK, Clerk
CLAYTON S. GASQUE, Staff Director

HAYDEN S. GARBER, Counsel

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SUBCOMMITTEE No. 3

JOHN DOWDY, Texas, Chairman THOMAS G. ABERNETHY, Mississippi

JOEL T. BROYHILL, Virginia G. ELLIOTT HAGAN, Georgia

WILLIAM H. HARSHA, Ohio BROCK ADAMS, Washington

LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, Maryland EARLE CABELL, Texas

EARL F. LANDGREBE, Indiana (11)

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CONTENTS

H.R. 11216 (Nelsen et al.), a bill to establish, in the House of Representa-

tives, the office of Delegate from the District of Columbia, to amend

the District of Columbia Election Act, and for other purposes.-

H.R. 11471 (Adams et al.), identical bill.

S. 2163 (Prouty), identical bill.

H.R. 4290 (Nelsen et al.), a bill to provide for the election of a Delegate

to the House of Representatives, and for other purposes..

H.R. 9432 (Gude), similar bill.

H.R. 14176 (Abernethy), a bill to provide a Delegate from the District of

Columbia to the Senate -

H.R. 11215 (Nelsen et al.), a bill to establish a Commission on Government

for the District of Columbia...

H.R. 11170 (Adams et al.), identical bill.

S. 2164 (Prouty), similar bill.

H.R. 669 (Sisk), a bill authorizing referendum, charter board, and mu-

nicipal charter for submission to the voters and to Congress, and for

H.R. 4276 (Kyl), a bill to retrocede a portion of the District of Columbia

to the State of Maryland.

H.R. 6786 (Rarick), identical bill.

H.R. 7730 (King), similar bill.

H.R. 6175 (Bell-Calif.), a bill to provide an elected mayor, city council,

and nonvoting Delegate to the House of Representatives for the Dis-

trict of Columbia, and for other purposes..

H.R. 11565 (Conyers) a bill to provide for the District of Columbia an

elected mayor, city council, board of education, and for other purposes.

H.R. 14715 (Nelsen et al.), a bill for the establishment of a Commission on

the Organization of the Government of the District of Columbia..

H.R. 18562 (Broyhill-Va.), a bill to reorganize the government of the

District of Columbia by the establishment of a Board of Governors to

replace the Commissioner of the District of Columbia and the District

of Columbia Council, and for other purposes.-

American University Park Citizens Association, Alfred S. Trask, President 333

Arlington County (Va.) Democratic Committee, Robert L. Weinberg,

Chairman...

327

Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia, Major

General Louis W. Prentiss, Retired, President-

283, 287

Bar Association of the District of Columbia, District of Columbia Affairs

Section, Richard K. Lyon, Chairman, and Craig Bamberger, Chairman,

Suffrage Committee

407

Broyhill, Hon. Joel T., Representative in Congress from the State of

Virginia

463

Camalier, Hon. Renah F., Former District of Columbia Commissioner.. 457
Churches:

Monsignor Ralph Kuehner, Executive Director, Office of Urban

Affairs of the Archdiocese of Washington, Representing Interre-
ligious Committee on Race Relations, Jewish Community Council
of Greater Washington, Council of Churches of Greater Washington,
and the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.--.

281, 286
D.C. Federation of Civic Associations, Simon L. Cain, President-

415
Democratic Central Committee, Bruce J. Terris, Chairman

313
District of Columbia Republican Committee, Henry A. Berliner---

318
Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia, Brigadier
General Charles S. Harris--

303

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General Federation of Women's Clubs, Mrs. William H. Hasebroock, Page
President.

472 Gude, Hon. Gilbert, Representative in Congress, from the State of Maryland..

275 Hechinger, John W., Former Chairman, District of Columbia Council.. 405 Hogan, Hon. Lawrence J., Representative in Congress from the State of Maryland

273

Ja Horton, Hon. Frank, Representative in Congress from State of New York. 279 Kyl, Hon. John, Representative in Congress from the State of Iowa 240 Lane, Major General Thomas A., Former Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia--

431 McMillan, Hon. John L., Chairman, Committee on the District of Colum

bia --Metropolitan Washington Board of Trade, Elwood Davis, Past President. Metropolitan Washington Urban Coalition, Frank H. Rich, President..

297 National Association for the Advancement of Colored Popole, Political Actions Committee, Eugene Kinlow, Chairman...

389 National Capital Area Civil Liberties Union, Steven J. Pollak, and James H. Heller, Legislative Chairman.

387 National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Washington Section, Mrs. Catherine Harrod Bruce, Chairman, Legislative Committee.

392 Nelsen, Hon. Ancher, Representative in Congress from the State of Minnesota...

252 Nevius, John, former member, District of Columbia Council.

309 Northern Washington Council of Citizens Associations, Mrs. Ernest W.

449 Howard, Chairman. Ripon Society, Frank E. Samuel, Jr., President.

317 Spencer, Hon. Samuel, Former District of Columbia Commissioner.. V.0.1.C.E., Grayson McGuire, Hr. Chairman, and Richard K. Lyons,

Chairman D.Č. Affairs Committee.. Warner, Sturgis, Esquire.

345 Cart Washington Home Rule Committee, David Carliner, President

375 Young Women's Christian Association of the National Capital Area, Mrs. James K. Pinfield.

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MATERIAL SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD
Albert, Hon. Carl, letter to Cong. Dowdy, dated March 14, 1970.-
All Souls Church' (Unitarian), Phillip E. Barringer, Chairman, Board of

Trustees, statement.--
American Association of University Women, Dr. Elizabeth O’Hern,

President, letter to Chairman McMillan, dated April 15, 1969. American Association of University Women, Jean Ross, Chairman, Legislative Program Committee, letter to Chairman McMillan, dated October

23, 1969
American Veterans Committee, Chester C. Shore, letter to Cong. Dowdy,

dated March, 1970.-
B’nia B'rith Women, statement-
Brown, Leonard S., Jr., letter to Chairman McMillan, dated April 28, 1970-
Council for Christian Social Action Council of the United Chruch of Christ,

Washington, Office, Tilford E. Dudley, director, statement-
District of Columbia Congress of Parents and Teachers, Gloria K. Roberts,

president, telegram to House District Committee, dated March 9, 1970.District of Columbia Government, Walter E. Washington, Commissioner

and Gilbert Hahn, Jr., Chairman, D.C. Council, letter to Chairman

McMillan, dated April 28, 1970, enclosing joint statement
Eichhorn, Jan, letter to Congressman Fuqua, dated April 22, 1970, en-

closing Home Rule Petition
Federal Bar Association, District of Columbia Chapter, E. Winslow Gurner,

Council on Community Affairs, letter to Chairman McMillan, dated

March 27, 1970.-
Greater Washington Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, J. C. Turner,

President, letter to James T. Clark, Clerk, dated May 13, 1970-
Herson, J. Leon, letter to House District Committee, dated March 30, 1970-
League of Women Voter of the United States, Mrs. Bruce B. Benson,

President, statement-
Lyndale Community Association, Henry Desing, President, letter to
Chairman McMillan.

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Mount Pleasant Neighbors Association, Wolsey Semple, president, letter

Page to House District Committee...

412 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, John W. Turnbill, letter to James T. Clark, Clerk, dated March 12, 1970..

393 Northeast Council of Citizens Associations, William Moreland, President,

letter to Chairman McMillan, dated April 15, 1970.President's Messages to Congress: January 31, 1969

262 April 28, 1969.

257 Ripon Society, District of Columbia Chapter, Frank E. Samuel Jr., President, letter to Chairman Dowdy, dated April 29, 1970.

318 Schley, Mrs. Julian L., widow of the later General Schley, former Assistant

Engineer Commissioner of the District, letter to Chairman McMillan,

enclosing article entitled "The Goverment of the Nations' Capital City” 467 Southwest Neighborhood Action Advisory Committee, Vivian Smith, Chairman, letter to Cong. Albert, dated March 6, 1970..

412 United Methodist Board of Christian Social Concerns, statement of staff_ 296 United Synagogue of America, statement

295 Washington Teachers' Union, William H. Simons, President, letter to Cong. Dowdy, dated May 7, 1970

399 Young Democratic Clubs of America, Mrs. Marie H. Cunningham, National Committeewoman, letter to Chairman.

316 SUMMARY OF HEARINGS Amendments Proposed: Bar Association..

410 Congressman Adams.

271 Sturgis Warner

371, 374 Board of Education.

347 Boundaries of Federal City

242, 247, 251, 435 Charter Commission.

254, 282, 293, 298, 304, 309, 314, 317, 318, 335, 345, 377, 382, 406

408, 414, 415, 421, 444, 452, 459 Outline of H.R. 14715

256 Constitutional Amendments...

419 District Council from Members of Congress..

433, 438 District Government Expansion

423, 427 # District Interests.-

441 District's Recent Elections.

346 2 Election Process.

353 Electorate.

348 # Employees in D.C. Government..

427 Federal Interests..

441, 443, 445 Federal Payment to Local Governments--

244, 448 % Government Employees in States Comparable to the District of Columbia-329, 333,

432, 449, 454 Home Rule...

243, 250, 278, 282, 284, 287, 303, 323 # House Rule for Delegates and Resident Commissioner..

360 # Non-voting Delegate to House

253, 268, 282, 285, 294, 298, 304, 309, 317, 318, 328, 334, 345, 355, 34

370, 376, 389, 406, 408, 413, 415, 420, 425, 451, 459 Non-voting Delegate to Senate.-

294, 321, 420, 423, 451, 459 4. Non-voting Representative..

361, 422 Precedent for Retrocession.

240 Present Government.

458 3 Presidential Election.--.

347 Problems for Commission Study--

275 34 Proposed D. C. Board of Governors

380 Proposed Elected and Appointed Council.

290 Representation in Congress

249, 433 411 Retrocession to Maryland.

240, 277, 300, 330, 437, 440, 442, 446, 454, 461 Section-by-section analysis of S. 2163 and H.R. 11216 (District of Columbia Delegate bills)

355 34 Study Commission.

255, 256, 310, 335, 421, 424, 453, 455, 458 Taxes..

246, 248 38 Voters' Participation.

315, 346, 349 Voting Electorate...

391 412 Voting Representation in Congress--

379

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