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Harden, Hon. Cecil M., a Representative in Congress from the State Page
Honeywell, Charles F., Administrator, Business and Defense Services
Department of Commerce, Business and Defense Services Ad-
ministration Government competition with private business:
galo Cases reported by divisions to date, June 1, 1954. ---- 217
Jackman, William, president, the Investors League, Inc.: Excerpt
from Seventh Intermediate Report of Government Operations
: Excerpt from Senate Appropriations Committee report, section
Statement-Government-operated aluminum-sweating facilities - 150
Letter from Senator Homer Ferguson to Hon. Charles E.
National Association of Manufacturers' policy on hydroelectric
Letter from Hon. George A. Dondero, a Representative in
Congress from the State of Michigan, to Hon. Frank C. Osmers,
Statement of George J. Burger, vice president, National Federa-
Statement of Richard P. White, executive secretary, American
Georgia: Excerpt of letter from Brigadier General Kelly re banks- 19
lumbia Trucking Association: Letter from Morris Davidson, to
Declaration of policy adopted by Southern States Industrial
GOVERNMENT IN BUSINESS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1954
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, D. C.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will be in order.
Without objection, H. R. 8832, H. R. 9834, H. R. 9835 and H. R.
(The bills, H. R. 8832, H. R. 9834, H. R. 9835, and H. R. 9890, are
(H. R. 8832, 83d Cong., 2d sess.)
private enterprise, to establish the Anti-Government Competition Board, and for other purposes
SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the “Anti-Government Competition
DECLARATION OF POLICY
SEC. 2. The strength of this Nation rests on the free enterprise economic system.
CREATION OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT COMPETITION BOARD
Sec. 3. In order to carry out the policies of this Act there is hereby created a
DEFINITION OF GOVERNMENT COMPETITION
GENERAL AUTHORITY OF BOARD
Sec. 5. The Board shall have the authority to do all things necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act including, but without being limited to, the authority
(1) to prescribe such rules and regulations as it deems necessary governing the mai ner of its operation and its organization and personnel;
(2) to collect, collate, and analyze information received from Government departments, agencies, establishments, and instrumentalities with respect to Government competition;
(3) to publish such information and the results of such other studies as it may make;
(4) to consult and cooperate with officers of the Government supervising Government competition in order to determine the practicability of limiting or terminating such competition and to suggest where appropriate the utilization of private facilities, products, or services in lieu thereof;
(5) to appraise the various programs and activities of the Government in the light of the policy declared in section 2 of this Act for the purpose of determining the extent to which such programs and activities are contributing to the advancement of such policy and to make recommendations to the President with respect thereto; and
(6) to establish such advisory committees and to consult with such representatives of industry, agriculture, labor, consumers, and other groups, as it deems advisable.
SEC. 6. The Board shall have the authority to require all Government departments, agencies, establishments, and instrumentalities to transmit to the Board such information with respect to Government competition as the Board may deem desirable in carrying out the purposes of this Act including, but not limited to, the following:
(1) Å detailed description of each activity considered to be Government competition;
(2) The location of each such activity;
(3) The essential available financial information with respect to each such activity including the Government's capital investment therein and total receipts by sources and expenditures thereon;
(4) The customers or consumers of the products or services of each such activity; and
(5) The number of officers and employees (both civilian and military) employed directly in connection with each such activity.
NEW GOVERNMENT COMPETITION Sec. 7. Before undertaking any new Government competition or requesting or expending funds for any new Government competition it shall be the duty of each Government department, agency, establishment, or instrumentality, planning such activity to submit a report to the Board, in such form as the Board may prescribe, describing in detail the proposed Government competition. No such activity shall be undertaken or funds expended in pursuance thereof until thirty days after such report has been made to the Board. It shall be the duty of the Board during such thirty-day period to make a recommendation to the President as to whether such contemplated activity should be undertaken, bearing in mind the declaration of policy contained in section 2 of this Act: Provided, however, That this section shall not apply to any Government competition being carried on on the effective date of this Act or to any Government competition hereinafter specifically authorized by the Congress.
SEC. 8. The Board shall hold public hearings to hear or receive statements from private persons or groups with respect to Government competition and its effect on the economy or on any industry, occupation, or region. Where any such statement in the opinion of the Board raises a substantial possibility that such activity of the Government is not consistent with the declaration of policy set forth in section 2 of this Act, the Government department, agency, establishment, or instrumentality supervising such activity shall be required to appear before the Board and set forth the reasons why such activity should not be curtailed or liquidated.
SEMIANNUAL REPORTS TO PRESIDENT AND CONGRESSIONAL OFFICERS
SEC. 9. The Board shall make a report on every six months of operation under this Act to the President, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, of Representatives. Such report shall include a list of all Government competition, an analysis of statements received from private persons or groups at public hearings or otherwise with respect to Government competition, together with their disposition and such other information, comments, and recommendations for the continuation, curtailment, or liquidation of Government competition as the Board may deem appropriate.
SEC. 10. The Board shall be composed of four members as follows: the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Comptroller General of the United States, and the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, or their duly designated deputies. The Secretary of Commerce shall be Chairman of the Board. The personnel necessary to carry out the functions of the Board shall be provided by the Executive Office of the President. Any expense incurred by the Board in carrying out its functions hereunder shall be charged to the Executive Office of the President.
UTILIZATION OF OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES, ESTABLISHMENTS,
AND INSTRUMENTALITIES SEC. 11. The Board shall, to the fullest extent possible, utilize the services, facilities, and information (including statistical information) of other Government departments, agencies, establishments, and instrumentalities, as well as of private research agencies, in order that duplication of effort may be avoided.
Sec. 12. This Act shall take effect on the first day of the first calendar month following the date of its enactment.
[H. R. 9834, 83d Cong., 2d sess.] A BILL To provide for taking the Federal Government out of competition with private enterprise
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Director of the Bureau of the Budget shall submit to the Congress on the -th day of January in each year a list of all activities of the Federal Government which compete with unsubsidized private enterprise and which can be terminated without seriously impairing Government activities which do not compete with unsubsidized private enterprise. SEC. 2. This Act, except the first section, is enacted
(1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively, and as such it shall be considered as part of the rules of each House, respectively, but applicable only with respect to the procedure to be followed in such House in the case of termination bills; and such rules shall supersede other rules only to the extent that they are inconsistent therewith; and
(2) with full recognition of the constitutional right of either House to change such rules (so far as relating to the procedure in such House) at any time, in the same manner and to the same extent as in the case of any other
rule of such House. SEC. 3. As used in this Act, the term “termination bill” means only a bill or joint resolution of either of the two Houses of the Congress, which provides that any or all of the activities on the most recently filed list referred to in the first section of this Act shall be terminated, suspended, or restricted.
Sec. 4. (a) Each termination bill shall be referred to the Committee on Government Operations of the Senate or of the House of Representatives, as may be: appropriate.
(b) Each list referred to in the first section of this Act shall be referred to the Committee on Government Operations of the Senate or of the House of Representatives, as may be appropriate.
SEC. 5. (a) If the committee to which has been referred a termination bill has not reported it before the expiration of
calendar days after its intro