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APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1958

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 6500

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
CHARGEABLE IN WHOLE OR IN PART AGAINST

THE REVENUES OF SAID DISTRICT FOR THE
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1958,

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

JOHN O. PASTORE, Rhode Island, Chairman

JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas
LYNDON B. JOHNSON, Texas

EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN, Illinois
MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota

CARL HAYDEN, Arizona, Chairman, Ex Officio STYLES BRIDGES, New Hampshire, Ex Officio

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA APPROPRIATIONS, 1958

TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1957

UNITED STATES SENATE,

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,

Washington, D. C.

The subcommittee met at 10 a. m., pursuant to notice, in room F-82, the Capitol, Hon. John O. Pastore, chairman of the subcommittee, presiding.

Present: Senators Pastore, Dirksen, and Beall.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

BUDGET PRESENTATION

STATEMENTS OF ROBERT E. MCLAUGHLIN, COMMISSIONER, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS; DAVID B. KARRICK, COMMISSIONER; BRIG. GEN. THOMAS A. LANE, ENGINEER COMMISSIONER; SCHUYLER LOWE, DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION; WALTER L. FOWLER, BUDGET OFFICER; AND D. P. HERMAN, DEPUTY BUDGET OFFICER

LETTER TO SUBCOMMITTEE

Senator PASTORE. The committee will please come to order.

This morning we will hear the Commissioners of the District of Columbia on the overall budget estimates requested for 1958, and more particularly the restorations requested to the House bill in the amount of $4,977,040.

Before you gentlemen begin with your presentation, I will place in the record Commissioner McLaughlin's letter of May 21, 1957, on the amendments requested; also the supplemental estimated transmitted by the President on May 20, in the amount of $2,254,900.

(The material referred to follows:)

Hon. JOHN O. PASTORE,

Committee on Appropriations,

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, May 21, 1957.

United States Senate, Washington, D. C.

DEAR SENATOR PASTORE: The Commissioners beg to express to you their sincere thanks for extending to them the courtesy of an opportunity to indicate to your committee certain changes desired by them in the District of Columbia appropriation bill for 1958 as passed by the House.

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The changes requested are summarized by objects and funds, as follows:

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1 Includes $4,400 unbudgeted item added to Executive Office by House.

2 Includes budget amendments contained in S. Doc. 42, as follows:

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-3, 644, 800 -7,821, 000 -168,000 -768,000

-12, 401,800 2+1,685, 600

-5, 558, 214 -8,035, 486

-878,000 -164, 000 -83,900

-14, 719, 600

+3, 456, 990

+438, 150

+941, 600

+56, 400

+83, 900

2 +4, 977, 040

$13, 600 20, 500 59, 200 8,500 13, 600 570,000

Washington Aqueduct..

Personal services, wage-scale employees.

Capital outlay: Public building construction..

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10,000

88,000

72,000

1, 162, 500

237,000

2,254, 900

ROBERT E. MCLAUGHLIN, President, Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia.

The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.

THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, May 20, 1957.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of the Congress proposed supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year 1958, in the amount of $2,254,900, for the District of Columbia in the form of amendments to the budget for said fiscal year.

The details of these amendments, the necessity therefor, and the reasons for their submission at this time are set forth in the attached letter from the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, with whose comments and observations thereon I

concur.

Respectfully yours,

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER.
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT,
BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,
Washington, D. C., May 17, 1957.

The PRESIDENT,

The White House.

SIR: I have the honor to submit herewith for your consideration proposed supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year 1958, in the amount of $2,254,900, for the District of Columbia, in the form of amendments to the budget for said fiscal year, as follows:

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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This proposed increase is to provide staffing for the Commissioners Planning Advisory Council with the objective of keeping the capital outlay program of the District in focus at all times.

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This increase is to provide additional staff required to assume the burden placed on this office by the recent court desision that will require appointment of legal counsel or guardian ad litem to represent an alleged insane person at every step of the proceedings for his adjudication and commitment.

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This increase is to provide funds for the reallocation of wage-scale employees and the promotion of teachers who have qualified for a "superior" rating.

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This increase is to provide funds for the District's share of a demonstration program to rehabilitate individuals who have been discharged from St. Elizabeths Hospital.

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