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STATEMENT OF THE MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

The managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate, except Nos. 21 and 24 already concurred in by the House, to the bill (H. R. 14246) making appropriations for the Treasury and Post Office Departments for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932, and for other purposes, submit the following statement in explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon and recommended in the accompanying conference report as to each of such amendments, namely:

No. 5: Strikes out the authority, inserted by the Senate, excepting electrically powered typewriting machines from the price limitations imposed by the bill for the purchase of standard typewriting machines.

No. 28: Appropriates $83,500 for the establishment of a Coast Guard station at or near Port Orford, Oreg., instead of $143,500, as proposed by the Senate, to include stations at or near Grand Island, Mich., and on the coast of Green Bay, Wis.

No. 29: Makes the appropriation for construction of the Coast Guard academy "immediately available," as proposed by the Senate.

Nos. 42 and 43: Restores to the bill, as proposed by the Senate, the assay offices at Carson City, Nev.; Boise, Idaho; Helena, Mont.; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

No. 60: Appropriates $53,000,000, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $53,500,000, as proposed by the House, for compensation of postmasters.

No. 61: Appropriates $8,800,000, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $8,700,000, as proposed by the House, for allowances to third-class post offices to cover the cost of clerical services.

No. 62: Appropriates $1,500,000, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $1,600,000, as proposed by the House, for village-delivery service.

No. 63: Appropriates $1,400,000, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $1,450,000, as proposed by the House, for car fare and bicycle allowances.

Nos. 64 and 65: Strikes out the increase of $345,000, proposed by the Senate, in the allotment for carrying foreign mail by aircraft under contract.

No. 66: Strikes out the increase of $750,000, proposed by the Senate, in the appropriation for transportation of domestic mail by aircraft under contract.

No. 68: Strikes out the limitation, inserted by the Senate, prohibiting the payment of rentals for quarters for the housing of Government-owned vehicles in the Postal Service unless the leases therefor have been entered into in accordance with the conditions specified in the amendment.

No. 69: Strikes out, as proposed by the Senate, section 4 of the House bill which prohibited the use of appropriations in the bill for

making administrative increases in salary by taking advantage of savings in appropriations accruing from lapses, etc.

On the following 46 amendments dealing exclusively with salary increases the Senate has receded in accordance with the procedure adopted for other appropriation bills and such increases are accordingly eliminated in these amendments, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 58, 59, and 67.

The following seven amendments involved salary increases along with other purposes. As to each of these amendments the Senate has receded from the salary increase portion of the amendment and the action of the managers on the rest of the matter involved in each of such amendments is as follows:

No. 30: Corrects the total amount for the Coast Guard.

No. 34: Increases the House appropriation for "pay of acting assistant surgeons," Public Health Service, by $2,200, as proposed by the Senate, to cover quarantine inspection of trains coming in from Mexico.

No. 35: Increases the House appropriation for "pay of all other employees," Public Health Service, by $3,600, as proposed by the Senate, to cover quarantine inspection of trains coming in from Mexico.

No. 44: Increases the House appropriation for mints and assay offices by $25,820, as proposed by the Senate, to comport with action submitted under amendments 42 and 43 in restoring four assay offices to the bill.

No. 52: Increases the appropriation for salaries, office of the First Assistant Postmaster General, by $5,240, as proposed by the Senate, to provide for additional employees.

No. 56: Increases the appropriation for salaries, office of the Solicitor for the Post Office Department, by $12,320, as proposed by the Senate, to provide for additional employees.

No. 57: Increases the appropriation for salaries, office of the chief inspector, Post Office Department, by $12,300, as proposed by the Senate, to provide for additional employees.

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FEBRUARY 17, 1931.-Ordered to be printed

LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATION BILL, 1932

CONFERENCE REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 16654]

Mr. MURPHY, from the committee of conference, submitted the following

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 16654) making appropriations for the legislative branch of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932, and for other purposes, having met, after full and free conference have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the Senate recede from its amendments numbered 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20.

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendments of the Senate numbered 1, 2, 4, 9, and 10, and agree to the same. Amendment numbered 5:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 5, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed insert $352,555; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 8:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 8, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed insert $216,963; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 15:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 15, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the matter inserted by such amendment insert the following: disposition of waste; and the appropriation under this head for

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the fiscal year 1931 shall be available during the remainder of such fiscal year for disposition of waste; and the Senate agree to the same.

FRANK MURPHY,
GEO. A. WELSH,
WM. P. HOLAday,
JOHN N. SANDLIN,
CLARENCE CANNON,

Managers on the part of the House.

W. L. JONES,
REED SMOOT,
FREDERICK HALE,
E. S. BROUSSARD,
CARL HAYDEN,

Managers on the part of the Senate.

The managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 16654) "making appropriations for the legislative branch of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932, and for other purposes," submit the following statement in explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon in the accompanying conference report as to each of such amendments, namely:

Nos. 1, 2, and 3, relating to the Senate: Strikes out an executive clerk at $3,180, as proposed by the Senate, and strikes out the paragraph inserted by the Senate, to provide traveling expenses for clerks to Senators.

No. 4: Appropriates $3,000, as proposed by the Senate, to procure for the room of the Supreme Court of the United States a bust of the late Chief Justice William Howard Taft.

No. 5: Appropriates $352,555 for repairs and maintenance of the Capitol Building instead of $352,695, as proposed by the Senate, and $345,555, as proposed by the House.

No. 6: Strikes out the reappropriation of $10,000 proposed by the Senate for a study of plans, etc., for reconstruction of the Senate Chamber.

No. 8: Appropriates $216,963 for the Senate Office Building, maintenance, instead of $191,963, as proposed by the House, and $221,463, as proposed by the Senate.

No. 9: Appropriates $3,079,350, as proposed by the Senate, for the construction of an additional wing to the Senate Office Building.

No. 10: Continues available during the fiscal year 1932 the unexpended balance of the appropriation for completion of the approaches to the Senate Office Building.

No. 15: Provides for disposition of waste under the appropriation for the Botanic Garden as proposed by the Senate for the remainder of the fiscal year 1931 and during the fiscal year 1932.

Nos. 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 relate exclusively to salary increases and in accordance with the procedure adopted for other appropriation bills such amounts have been eliminated.

FRANK MURPHY,
GEO. A. WELSH,
WM. P. HOLADAY,
JOHN N. SANDLIN,
CLARENCE CANNON,

Managers on the part of the House.

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