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VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION

COMMUNICATION

FROM

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

SUPPLEMENTAL ESTIMATE OF APPROPRIATION FOR THE VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1932, AMOUNTING TO $2,000,000

FEBRUARY 17 (calendar day, FEBRUARY 28), 1931.-Read, referred to the Com

mittee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, February 27, 1931. The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress a supplemental estimate of appropriation for the Veterans' Administration for the fiscal year 1932, to be immediately available, amounting to $2,000,000.

The details of this estimate, the necessity therefor, and the season for its transmission at this time, are set forth in the letter of the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, transmitted herewith, with whose observations and comments thereon I concur. Respectfully,

HERBERT HOOVER.

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,

Washington, February 27, 1931. SIR: I have the honor to submit for your consideration a supplemental estimate of appropriation for the Veterans' Administration for the fiscal year 1932, to be immediately available, amounting to $2,000,000, as follows:

Administration, medical, hospital, and domiciliary service, Veterans' Administration: For an additional amount for salaries and expenses of the Veterans' Administration, fiscal year 1932, to be immediately available, including the same

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objects specified under this head in the independent offices appropriation act, 1932, $2,000,000, of which such amounts as may be necessary may be transferred to the printing and binding appropriation of the Veterans' Administration for the fiscal years 1931 and 1932 to meet the cost of printing blank forms incident to the making of loans on adjusted-service certificates under the act of February 27, 1931.

Supplemental estimate, 1932, $2,000,000. Appropriation for 1932, $110,228,707.

The purpose of this estimate is to provide funds for additional employees, supplies, equipment, incidental expenses, and printing, to meet the administrative expenses of the act of February 27, 1931, entitled "An act to increase the loan basis of adjusted-service certificates."

This estimate is to meet the administrative cost of legislation enacted since the transmission of the Budget for the fiscal year 1932, and its approval is recommended. Very respectfully,

J. CLAWSON ROOP,

Director of the Bureau of the Budget. The PRESIDENT.

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MODERNIZATION OF BATTLESHIPS

COMMUNICATION

FROM

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

A SUPPLEMENTAL ESTIMATE OF APPROPRIATION FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF THREE OF THE OLDER BATTLESHIPS BY THE NAVY DEPARTMENT, AMOUNTING TO $10,000,000

FEBRUARY 17 (calendar day, FEBRUARY 28), 1931.-Read, referred to the Com

mittee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, February 28, 1931. The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress a supplemental estimate of appropriation for the fiscal year 1931, to remain available until June 30, 1932, for the modernization of three of the older battleships by the Navy Department, $10,000,000.

The details of this estimate, the necessity therefor, and the reasons for its transmission at this time are set forth in the letter of the Director of the Bureau of the Budget transmitted herewith, with whose comments and observations thereon I concur. Respectfully,

HERBERT HOOVER.

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,

Washington, February 28, 1931. Sir: I have the honor to submit for your consideration a supplemental estimate of appropriation for the fiscal year 1931, to remain available until June 30, 1932, toward the modernization of naval vessels by the Navy Department, as follows:

Major alterations, naval vessels: Toward the alterations and repairs required for the purpose of modernizing the United States ships New Mexico, Mississippi, and Idaho, as authorized by the act entitled "An act to authorize alterations and repairs to certain naval vessels," approved February 28, 1931, fiscal year 1931, to remain available until June 30, 1932, $10,000,000.

The above estimate of appropriation is required to enable the Secretary of the Navy to commence during the fiscal year 1931, and to continue during the fiscal year 1932, the modernization of the battleships Mississippi, Idaho, and New Mexico, as contemplated by the above cited act.

This estimate of appropriation is required to meet expenditures authorized by legislation enacted since the transmission of the Budget for the fiscal year 1931. I recommend that it be approved and transmitted to Congress. Very respectfully,

J. CLAWSON ROOP,

Director of the Bureau of the Budget. The PRESIDENT.

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