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DEPARTMENTS OF STATE, JUSTICE, COMMERCE, AND

LABOR APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1937

SEVENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1936

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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
THOMAS S. MCMILLAN, South Carolina D. LANE POWERS, New Jersey
GLOVER H. CARY, Kentucky

J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania
B. M. JACOBSEN, Iowa
MALCOLM C. TARVER, Georgia
JED JOHNSON, Oklahoma
J. BUELL SNYDER, Pennsylvania
WILLIAM B. UMSTEAD, North Carolina
WILLIAM R. THOM, Ohio
MARION A. ZIONCHECK, Washington
JOHN F. DOCKWEILER, California
EDWARD C. MORAN, JR., Maine
JAMES MCANDREWS, Mlinois
EMMET O'NEAL, Kentucky
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, West Virginia
JAMES G. SCRUGHAM, Nevada
JAMES M. FITZPATRICK, New York
LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan

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

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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

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