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DEPARTMENTS OF STATE, JUSTICE, COMMERCE, AND
LABOR APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1937
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1936
JAMES P. BUCHANAN, Texas, Chair man EDWARD T. TAYLOR, Colorado
JOHN TABER, New York WILLIAM B. OLIVER, Alabama
ROBERT L. BACON, New York JOHN N. SANDLIN, Louisiana
RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachi CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri
setts CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia
CLARENCE J. MCLEOD, Michigan JOHN J. BOYLAN, New York
LLOYD THURSTON, Iowa TILMAN B. PARKS, Arkansas
FLORENCE P. KAHN, California LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana
JOHN T. BUCKBEE, Mlinois WILLIAM J. GRANFIELD, Massachusetts CHESTER C. BOLTON, Ohio THOMAS L. BLANTON, Texas
W. P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas
J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania
MARCELLUS C. SHEILD, Clerk
SUBCOMMITTEE ON STATE, JUSTICE, COMMERCE, AND LABOR DEPARTMENTS
APPROPRIATIONS MESSRS OLIVER (Chairman), McMILLAN, CARY, TARVER, McANDREWS, RABAUT.
BACON, AND MRS. KAHN
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR APPROPRIATION BILL, 1937
HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMIT
TEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IN CHARGE OF THE STATE, JUSTICE, COMMERCE, AND LABOR APPROPRIATION BILL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1937, ON THE DAYS FOLLOWING, NAMELY:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1936.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
UNAVOIDABLE ABSENCE OF THE SECRETARY OF LABOR
Mr. McMILLAN. I may state for the record that this morning we had anticipated having Secretary Perkins of the Labor Department appear before us in connection with the appropriations for the Department of Labor, for the next fiscal year. However, I have been advised that Miss Perkins is ill and unable to be present.
We regret Miss Perkins' illness, of course, and look forward to her visit, as we do from year to year, and the very able presentation she makes of her department's activities.
Mr. SAUNDERS. The Secretary of Labor, as soon as she is able, will appear before the committee and present any facts or information regarding the work of her department and the estimates for the 1937 Budget that the committee may wish to develop. She regrets exceedingly that illness prevents her being here today.
STATEMENTS OF RICHARDSON SAUNDERS, ASSISTANT TO THE
SECRETARY: GERARD D. REILLY, SOLICITOR; AND LAURA A. THOMPSON, LIBRARIAN
Mr. McMillan. Mr. Saunders, I think that we had better take up now the general item of salaries in the office of the Secretary, and in connection with the consideration of that item you may bring out any details that you may desire in connection with the work of the Solicitor.
Mr. SAUNDERS. All right, sir; we shall start on that.
CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL ENGAGED UPON DETERMINATION OF WAGES OF PERSONS EMPLOYED ON PUBLIC BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
Mr. McMILLAN. Before going into the details of the different items, I note that there is some new language suggested in the bill, and I will ask you to give us a statement regarding this new language, and the necessity for it.
Mr. SAUNDERS. In the early part of the fiscal year we procured a temporary appropriation to carry on the work required by the Bacon