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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS FOR CONTINUITY
OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT DURING
EMERGENCY

KONW STANFORD

TE LIBRARIES HEARING

1 NOV JUI
SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 2 MEI 2013

OF THE
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
EIGHTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

BEFORE

ON

H.J. Res. 29
TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO ENABLE THE CONGRESS
TO FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY IN TIME OF EMERGENCY OR

DISASTER

H.J. Res. 74
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE
UNITED STATES TO ENABLE THE CONGRESS, IN AID OF THE
COMMON DEFENSE, TO FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY IN TIME OF

EMERGENCY, OR DISASTER

H.J. Res. 91
TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE GOVERNORS
TO FILL TEMPORARY VACANCIES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRE-

SENTATIVES

AND

H.J. Res. 508
TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO ENABLE THE CONGRESS
TO FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY IN TIME OF EMERGENCY OR

DISASTER

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

EMANUEL CELLER, New York, Chair man FRANCIS E. WALTER, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM M. McCULLOCH, Ohio THOMAS J. LANE, Massachusetts

WILLIAM E. MILLER, New York MICHAEL A. FEIGHAN, Ohio

RICHARD H. POFF, Virginia FRANK CHELF, Kentucky

WILLIAM C. CRAMER, Florida EDWIN E. WILLIS, Louisiana

ARCH A. MOORE, JR., West Virginia PETER W. RODINO, JR., New Jersey

GEORGE MEADER, Michigan E. L. FORRESTER, Georgia

JOHN V. LINDSAY, New York
BYRON G. ROGERS, Colorado

WILLIAM T. CAHILL, New Jersey
HAROLD D. DONOHUE, Massachusetts JOHN H. RAY, New York
JACK BROOKS, Texas

GARNER E. SHRIVER, Kansas
WILLIAM M. TUCK, Virginia

CLARK MACGREGOR, Minnesota ROBERT T. ASUMORE, South Carolina CHARLES McC. MATHIAS, JR., Maryland JOHN DOWDY, Texas

JAMES F. BATTIN, Montana
LESTER HOLTZMAN, New York

JAMES E. BROMWELL, Iowa
BASIL L. WHITENER, North Carolina
ROLAND V. LIBONATI, Illinois
J. CARLTON LOSER, Tennessee
HERMAN TOLL, Pennsylvania
ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin
M. BLAINE PETERSON, Utah

BESS E. Dick, Staff Director
WILLIAM R. FOLEY, General Counsel
WALTER M. BESTERMAN, Legislative Assistant
William P. SHATTUCK, Legislative Assistant
CHARLES J. ZINN, Law Revision Counsel

CYRIL F. BRICKFIELD, Counsel
WILLIAM H. CRABTREE, Associate Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 2

THOMAS J. LANE, Massachusetts, Chair man
HAROLD D. DONOHUE, Massachusetts JOHN V. LINDSAY, New York
ROBERT T. ASHMORE, South Carolina CLARK MACGREGOR, Minnesota
ROLAND V. LIBONATI, Ilinois

JAMES F. BATTIN, Montana
J. CARLTON LOSER, Tennessee

GARNER E, SHRIVER, Kansas
M. BLAINE PETERSON, Utah

WILLIAM P. SHATTUCK, Counsel
ALEXANDER E. FINGER, Assistant Counsel

II

CONTENTS

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Text of House Joint Resolution 29.----

Text of House Joint Resolution 74.---

Text of House Joint Resolution 91.---

Text of House Joint Resolution 508. --

Statement of-

Hon. Emanuel Celler, a Representative in Congress from the State

of New York and chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary----

James Kirby, counsel, Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments,

Senate Committee on the Judiciary, presenting the statement of

Hon. Estes Kefauver, a U.S. Senator from the State of Tennessee.-

Hon. Frank B. Ellis, Director, Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization,

accompanied by Charles Kendall, Esq., General Counsel, and Robert

Phillips, Director of Continuity of Government.------

Nicholas DeB. Katzenbach, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Office

of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice; accompanied by Charles

Simms, Esq., Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice------

George D. Riley, legislative representative, American Federation of

Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations ...

Sally Butler, director of legislation, General Federation of Women's

Clubs

Bernard F. Hillenbrand, executive director, National Association of

County Officials, accompanied by C. B. Ward, Esq., General

Counsel----------------------------------------------------

Melvin D. Eddy, national legislative director, Veterans of World War

I; accompanied by Michael Wilde, national research consultant...
Written statements, communications, and material submitted for inclusion
in the record:
Statement of Hon. Estes Kefauver, a U.S. Senator from the State of

Tennessee.--------------------------- nimin Con

Letter of Hon. T. A. Thompson, a Representative in Congress from

the State of Louisiana..

Statement of Hon. Charles E. Chamberlain, a Representative in Con-
gress from the State of Michigan.--.

e of Michigan.-----------------------

Statement of George D. Riley, legislative representative, American

Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.----

Statement of Miss Sally Butler, director of legislation, General

Federation of Women's Clubs ----

Policy statement of the National Association of County Officials

supporting continuity of Government..

Research Report on Civil Defense; Continuity of Government, sub-

mitted by the National Association of County Officials.

Statement of Francis W. Stover, director, National Legislative

Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.---

Letter from James R. Wilson, Jr., director of national security, the

American Legion.-----

Letter from Mrs. Henry Ahnemiller, national president, American

Legion Auxiliary -------

Letter from Hon. Don Hummel, mayor of Tucson and president of

the American Municipal Association.

Letter and memorandum from George Reith, rear admiral, U.S. Naval

Reserve, retired, secretary general, Military Order of the World
Letter from R. R. Rembolt, M.D., president, Optimist International...

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