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cat. COMMITTEE ON EXPENDITURES IN THE

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COMMITTEE ON EXPENDITURES IN THE EXECUTIVE DEPART.

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JOHN L, MCCLELLAN, Arkansas, Chairman JAMES 0. EASTLAND, Mississippi

JOSEPH R. MCCARTHY, Wisconsin CLYDE R. HOEY, North Carolina

IRVING M. IVES, New York GLEN H. TAYLOR, Idaho

KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota HERBERT R. O'CONOR, Maryland

MARGARET CHASE SMITH, Maine RUSSELL B, LONG, Louisiana

ANDREW F. SCHOEPPEL, Kansas HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, Michigan

WALTER L. REYNOLDS, Chief Clerk

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CONTENTS

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Statement by-

Hoover, Hon. Herbert, former Chairman of the Commission on Or-

ganization of the Executive Branch of the Government.

Message from the President of the United States transmitting recom-

mendations on an initial program of reorganization of the executive

branch of the Government (H. Doc. 221)

Message from the President of the United States transmitting Reor-

ganization Plan No. 1 of 1949, providing for a Department of Wel-

fare (H. Doc. No. 222)

Message from the President of the United States transmitting Reor-

ganization Plan No. 2 of 1949, transferring the Bureau of Employ-

ment Security, now in the Federal Security Agency, to the

Department of Labor, and vesting in the Secretary of Labor the

functions of the Federal Security Administrator (H. Doc. No. 223).

Message from the President of the United States transmitting Reor-

ganization Plan No. 3 of 1949, constituting an important first step

in strengthening the organization of the Post Office Department

(H. Doc. No. 224)

Message from the President of the United States transmitting Reor-

ganization Plan No. 4 of 1949, transferring the National Security

Council and the National Security Resources Board to the Execu-

tive Office of the President (H. Doc. No. 225) -

Message from the President of the United States transmitting Reor-

ganization Plan No. 5 of 1949, providing for unified direction by

the Chairman of the United States Civil Service Commission of the

executive affairs of the Commission (H. Doc. No. 226) -

Message from the President of the United States transmitting Reor-

ganization Plan No. 6 of 1949, designed to strengthen the adminis-

tration of the United States Maritime Commission by making the

Chairman the executive and administrative officer of the Commis-

sion and vesting in his responsibility for the appointment of its

personnel and the supervision and direction of their activities

(H. Doc. No. 227).

Message from the President of the United States transmitting Reor-

ganization Plan No. 7 of 1949, transferring the Public Roads Admin-

istration to the Department of Commerce.

Subcommittees of the Senate Committee on Expenditures in the

Executive Departments appointed to consider Reorganization

Plans of 1949, Nos. 1 to 7

Reorganization Act of 1949 (Public Law 109, 81st Cong.)

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REORGANIZATION PLANS OF 1949

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1949

UNITED STATES SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON EXPENDITURES IN THE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS,

Washington, D. C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10 a. m., in room 318, Senate Office Building, Senator John L. McClellan (chairman) presiding.

Present: Senators McClellan (chairman), O'Conor, Long, Humphrey, McCarthy, Ives, Mundt, Margaret Chase Smith, Schoeppel, and Vandenberg

Also present: Senators Anderson and Hendrickson; Walter L. Reynolds, chief clerk.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.

The President of the United States has submitted to Congress seven reorganization plans under the authority and direction of the Reorganization Act of 1949' just recently enacted.

I wish to place in the record at this point the letter of transmittal from the President of the United States, together with seven reorganization plans as submitted by the President; and following that, I wish to have printed in the record the subcommittees appointed to handle each plan. (The reorganization plans are as follows:)

[H. Doc. No. 221, 81st Cong., Ist sess.) MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRANSMITTING RECOM

MENDATIONS ON AN INITIAL PROGRAM OF REORGANIZATION OF THE EXECUTIVE

BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT To the Congress of the United States:

I have today signed the Reorganization Act of 1949. The provisions of this act depart from my recommendation and that of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch in that they permit the rejection or reorganization plans by action of either House of Congress, acting alone. Nevertheless, I am glad to proceed, under this measure, in cooperation with the Congress, on the important task of improving the organization of the executive branch.

I am today transmitting to the Congress seven reorganization plans, each with a related message setting forth its purpose and effects. I shall also transmit an additional message recommending legislation to place the management and financing of the Post Office Department on a more business-like basis. These reorganization measures will contribute significantly to the more responsible and efficient administration of Federal programs. They are important steps in putting into effect several major recommendations of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government.

During this session of the Congress I have made a number of recommendations for improvement in the organization and management of the executive branch. They are closely related to the proposals submitted today.

The recommendations presented to the Congress at this session, in response to the specific opportunity presented by the reports of the Commission on

I See p. 38.

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