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itation for personal services in the District of Columbia, for the fiscal year 1932, contained in the independent offices act, fiscal year 1932, is hereby increased to $265,000 (U. S. C., title 16, secs. 791-795; act June 23, 1930, vol. 46, p. 797; act April 19, 1930, vol. 46, p. 235; act July 3, 1930, vol. 46, p. 863).

The estimate for expenses of the Federal Power Commission contained in the Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932, page 32, was predicated upon the best information available at the time as to the funds which would be required by the new commission provided for by the act approved June 23, 1930, entitled "An act to reorganize the Federal Power Commission.” The recently reorganized commission, after a careful survey of the duties imposed upon it and the accumulation of unfinished business, finds that the provision contained in the pending independent offices act, fiscal year 1932, for salaries for personal services in the District of Columbia, is inadequate. In order that it may properly function during the fiscal year 1932 it will be necessary for the commission to materially increase its staff of legal and accounting employees beyond that contemplated at the time the Budget for 1932 was prepared. Due to the fact that the commission has but recently been reorganized and that certain items of anticipated expenditures, including that for rent in the District of Columbia, will not be required this fiscal year, it is estimated that there will be an unexpended balance of approximately $50,000 in the appropriation for 1931. It is proposed that this unexpended balance be continued and made available until June 30, 1932, for the salaries of additional legal and accounting employees in the District of Columbia.

The foregoing proposed provision is made necessary by a contin gency which has arisen since the transmission of the Budget for the fiscal year 1932. I recommend that it be transmitted to Congress. Very respectfully,

J. CLAWSON ROOP,

Director of the Bureau of the Budget. The PRESIDENT.

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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, 1981. 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 “Pay of the Army, 1931,” including the same objects specified under that head in the War Department appropriation act for the fiscal year 1931 (act May 28, 1930, vol. 46, pp. 435, 437).

The appropriation for "Pay of the Army," fiscal year 1931, contained in the War Department appropriation act, 1931, approved May 28, 1930, provided that $800,000 of the amount required for that purpose should be supplied by the Secretary of War from funds received during the fiscal year 1931 from the purchase by enlisted men of the Army of their discharges. It develops that enlisted men of the Army are not purchasing their discharge during the current fiscal year at the rate anticipated or at the rate maintained during several fiscal years past. The amount received by the War Department from this source to February 1, 1931, is materially less than was estimated, and receipts from this source during the remainder of the fiscal year are expected to show a still further reduction. As a result of this condition the War Department is now confronted with an estimated deficiency in the 1931 appropriation for "Pay of the Army" of approximately $400,000.

To supply the estimated deficiency for 1931 in the appropriation “Pay of the Army" it is proposed to transfer to this appropriation $400,000 from the appropriation for “Subsistence of the Army, 1931." The latter appropriation was predicated upon an average cost of the ration of 50 cents, whereas, due to reduction in the cost of food products, the cost of the ration for the first six months of the current fiscal year has averaged only 42.5 cents. This has resulted in a surplus under “Subsistence of the Army” of such proportions as to fully warrant the proposed transfer of funds.

The foregoing provision is made necessary by a contingency which has arisen since the transmission of the Budget for 1931. I recommend that it be transmitted to Congress. Very respectfully,

J. CLAWSON ROOP,

Director of the Bureau of the Budget. The PRESIDENT.

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SENATOR FROM ALABAMA

IN RE THE CONTEST OF J. THOMAS HEFLIN V. JOHN H. BANKHEAD FOR A SEAT IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE FROM THE STATE

OF ALABAMA

PETITION OF J. THOMAS HEFLIN

FEBRUARY 17 (calendar day, FEBRUARY 24), 1931.-Referred to the

Committee on Privileges and Elections and ordered to be printed

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1931

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