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SEVENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

THIRD SESSION

ON

H. R. 10291
BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE WAR DEPART-
MENT CIVIL FUNCTIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
ENDING JUNE 30, 1939, AND FOR

OTHER PURPOSES

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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

ROYAL S. COPELAND, New York, Chairman CARL HAYDEN, Arizona

JOHN G. TOWNSEND, JR., Delaware ELMER THOMAS, Oklahoma

H. STYLES BRIDGES, New Hampshire JOHN H. OVERTON, Louisiana RICHARD B. RUSSELL, JR., Georgia WILLIAM GIBBS MCADOO, California HARRY S. TRUMAN, Missouri F. RYAN DUFFY, Wisconsin

KENNEDY F. REA, Clerk

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Cont. Sept.de 510-39

WAR DEPARTMENT CIVIL APPROPRIATION BILL, 1939

APRIL 22, 1938

UNITED STATES SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10 a. m. in the committee room, Capitol, Hon. Royal S. Copeland (chairman) presiding.

Present: Senators Copeland (chairman), Sheppard and Townsend. The subcommittee thereupon proceeded to the consideration of the bill (H. R. 10291) making appropriations for the War Department civil functions for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1939, and for other purposes.

The following letter and statement were ordered to be made part of the record:

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, April 21, 1938. Hon. Royal S. COPELAND, Chairman, War Department Committee,

Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate. DEAR SENATOR COPELAND: In reply to your letter of the 19th instant relative to the pending War Department civil appropriation bill, there is transmitted herewith a statement indicating the changes therein which are believed to be absolutely necessary, together with a brief statement of the reasons for each.

In view of the desirability of expedition, as indicated in your letter, the accompanying memorandum of changes is based upon the bill as now pending in in the House of Representatives.

It will be appreciated if your committee will grant a hearing upon this bill, in which event representatives of this Department will be prepared to discuss the amendments herein proposed, and also other amendments if made by the House before passage of the bill. Sincerely yours,

HARRY H. WOODRING,

Secretary of War. AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY THE WAR DEPARTMENT TO THE WAR DEPARTMENT

CIVIL APPROPRIATION BILL FOR FISCAL YEAR 1939

CEMETERIAL EXPENSES

(1) At page 3, line 13, strike out “$1,366,698” and insert “$1,696,390”.

Comment.- Proposed amendment will restore the amount ($329,692) by which House committee reduced the Budget estimate. This amount was included to provide for the establishment of a new cemetery in the vicinity of San Francisco, allocated to specific purposes as follows: Procurement of land..

$200, 000 Initial development.

125, 000 Miscellaneous operating expenses.

4, 692 Total...

329, 692 1

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