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PAY AND SUBSISTENCE OF THE ARMY, 1931

COMMUNICATION

FROM

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

DRAFT OF A PROPOSED PROVISION PERTAINING TO EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT, "PAY OF THE ARMY, 1931,” AND “SUBSISTENCE OF THE ARMY, 1931"

FEBRUARY 17 (calendar day, FEBRUARY 23), 1931.—Read, referred to the Com

mittee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, February 21, 1991. The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress a draft of a proposed provision pertaining to existing appropriations of the War Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1931, namely, “Pay of the Army, 1931," and "Subsistence of the Army, 1931."

The details of this provision, 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 21, 1931. SIR: I have the honor to submit draft of a proposed provision pertaining to existing appropriations of the War Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1931, as follows:

Pay of the Army: The sum of $400,000 of the appropriation for "Subsistence of the Army,"contained in the War Department appropriation act, fiscal year 1931, approved May 28, 1930, is hereby made available for expenditure for

Treasury Department, for sites and construction, public buildings, act of May 25, 1926, as amended, as follows:

PUBLIC BUILDINGS

Sites and construction, public buildings, act of May 25, 1926, as amendedprojects under section 5, Washington, D. C.-Court of Claims Building, Wash. ington, D. C.: For construction of a building, under an estimated total cost of $1,225,000.

This provision supplements the provision with respect to proposed public building projects in the District of Columbia transmitted to Congress under date of February 2, 1931 (H. Doc. No. 730, 71st Cong., 3d sess.). Its purpose is to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to enter into contracts for the project mentioned in amounts not exceeding in the aggregate the limit of cost specified, and to provide that lump sum appropriations for public buildings heretofore or hereafter made pursuant to the provisions of the public building act, approved May 25, 1926, as amended, shall be available for the purpose.

The foregoing draft of a proposed provision pertaining to an existing appropriation is required to meet contingencies and conditions which have arisen since the transmission to Congress of the Budget for the fiscal year 1931.

I recommend that the draft of the proposed provision be transmitted to Congress. Very respectfully

J. CLAWSON ROOP,

Director of the Bureau of the Budget. The PRESIDENT.

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FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION

COMMUNICATION

FROM

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

DRAFT OF A PROPOSED PROVISION PERTAINING TO EXISTING

APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION

FEBRUARY 17 (calendar day, February 23), 1931.—Read, referred to the

Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, February 21, 1931. The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress a draft of a proposed provision pertaining to existing appropriations for the Federal Power Commission.

The details of this provision, 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 21, 1931. Sir: I have the honor to submit for your consideration a draft of a proposed provision pertaining to existing appropriations of the Federal Power Commission, as follows:

FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION Any unexpended balances on June 30, 1931, of the appropriations for expenses of the Federal Power Commission, provided by the independent offices act, 1931, approved April 19, 1930, and the second deficiency act, fiscal year 1930, approved July 3, 1930, are continued and made available until June 30, 1932, and the lim

Treasury Department, for sites and construction, public buildings, act of May 25, 1926, as amended, as follows:

PUBLIC BUILDINGS

Sites and construction, public buildings, act of May 25, 1926, as amendedprojects under section 5, Washington, D. C.-Court of Claims Building, Washington, D. C.: For construction of a building, under an estimated total cost of $1,225,000.

This provision supplements the provision with respect to proposed public building projects in the District of Columbia transmitted to Congress under date of February 2, 1931 (H. Doc. No. 730, 71st Cong., 3d sess.). Its purpose is to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to enter into contracts for the project mentioned in amounts not exceeding in the aggregate the limit of cost specified, and to provide that lump sum appropriations for public buildings heretofore or hereafter made pursuant to the provisions of the public building act, approved May 25, 1926, as amended, shall be available for the purpose.

The foregoing draft of a proposed provision pertaining to an existing appropriation is required to meet contingencies and conditions which have arisen since the transmission to Congress of the Budget for the fiscal year 1931.

I recommend that the draft of the proposed provision be transmitted to Congress. Very respectfully

J. CLAWSON ROOP,

Director of the Bureau of the Budget. The PRESIDENT.

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FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION

COMMUNICATION

FROM

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

DRAFT OF A PROPOSED PROVISION PERTAINING TO EXISTING

APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION

FEBRUARY 17 (calendar day, FEBRUARY 23), 1931.—Read, referred to the

Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, February 21, 1931. The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress a draft of a proposed provision pertaining to existing appropriations for the Federal Power Commission.

The details of this provision, 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 21, 1931. Sir: I have the honor to submit for your consideration a draft of a proposed provision pertaining to existing appropriations of the Federal Power Commission, as follows:

FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION

Any unexpended balances on June 30, 1931, of the appropriations for expenses of the Federal Power Commission, provided by the independent offices act, 1931, approved April 19, 1930, and the second deficiency act, fiscal year 1930, approved July 3, 1930, are continued and made available until June 30, 1932, and the lim

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