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adoption. The social values of that feature are obvious and need not be commented upon. Many of these relatives of American citizens or alien residents of America have for years been patiently awaiting the time when under existing laws, they might be legally permitted to enter this country. They have made compliance with those laws in thousands of instances, in reliance upon the continuation by this country of what was assumed to be a definite policy, unlikely to be modified without due consideration of the rights and expectations of those who had been impliedly invited to enter this country. I will not become a party to the breach of faith we must, in my opinion, commit in relation to these people by the enactment of this legislation. EDMUND F. COOKE.
FEBRUARY 18, 1931.
TO EXEMPT BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS FROM BEING ADJUDGED INVOLUNTARY BANKRUPTS
FEBRUARY 17, 1931.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed
Mr. GRAHAM, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the following
[To accompany H. R. 11935]
The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill H. R. 11935, after consideration, reports the same favorably and recommends that the bill do pass.
The purpose of this bill is to amend the bankruptcy act so as to exempt building and loan associations from being adjudged involuntary bankrupts.
There follows, in compliance with the rule, copy of the law, showing the new language in italics:
SEC. 4. WHO MAY BECOME BANKRUPTS.—a. Any person, except a municipal, railroad, insurance, or banking corporation, shall be entitled to the benefits of this act as a voluntary bankrupt.
b. Any natural person, except a wage earner or a person engaged chiefly in farming or the tillage of the soil, any unincorporated company, and any moneyed, business, or commercial corporation (except a municipal, railroad, insurance, or banking corporation, or a building and loan association) owing debts to the amount of $1,000 or over, may be adjudged an involuntary bankrupt upon default or an impartial trial, and shall be subject to the provisions and entitled to the benefits of this act.
The bankruptcy of a corporation or association shall not release its officers, directors, or stockholders, as such, from any liability under the laws of a State or Territory of the United States.
SECOND DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION BILL, FISCAL
FEBRUARY 18, 1931.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union and ordered to be printed
Mr. Wood, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the following
[To accompany H. R. 17163]
The Committee on Appropriations in presenting the accompanying bill making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1931, and prior fiscal years, and to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1931, and June 30, 1932, and for other purposes, submit the following report thereon:
The Budget estimates upon which this bill is based were transmitted by the President and are contained in the following House Documents. of the present session: Nos. 730, 731, 734, 735, 737, 739, 740, 741, 742, 747, 749, 750, 752 to 756, inclusive, 758 to 767, inclusive, and 776, aggregating in all $60,042,071.64.
The amount recommended to be appropriated in the bill totals $59,108,419.21, which sum is $933,652.43 less than the amount of the Budget estimates. While the bill contains numerous items distributed among the various departments and estalishments of the Government, a very large proportion of the total (almost one-half) is for the Veterans' Administration. The additional appropriations are also necessitated in many cases to carry into effect new laws and treaties.
While the amounts specifically carried in the bill aggregate approximately $59,000,000, the bulk of this total will be found in a number of arge items, the principal of which are as follows:
Veterans' Administration (due in part to new law):
Medical and hospital services...
National Soldiers' Homes____
Salaries and administrative expenses..
Employees' compensation fund...
Construction of heating plant for Potomac Park group of buildings..
Penal institutions, maintenance, operation and minor improvements
Hospital for defective delinquents, commencement (new law).
Air Corps Construction work at Alameda, Calif. and Marin
National Guard, armory drills and expenses of camps of in-
Road system, Arlington National Cemetery..
Federal Trade Commission, fire losses and investigations---
Bureau of Indian Affairs, administration, health, education, irriga-
Salary increases under the act of July 3, 1930 (Brookhart Act)
Judgments and audited claims, including judgments against the
All other items all departments and establishments.
$18, 150, 000 4, 000, 000 818, 000 615, 300 500, 000 750,000
1, 270, 000 2, 500, 000 643, 300 1, 345, 282 1, 904, 186 1, 900, 000 1,250,000 2, 200, 000 3, 000, 000
480, 000 308, 500 1, 500, 000 2, 500, 000
981, 200 1, 920, 000
11, 196. 000
993, 000 175, 000
194, 136 77.000
803, 744 2,096, 031
767, 969 3,385, 646
59, 108, 419
The principal amounts herein before enumerated are included in the following explanations under the various departments and establishments. In connection with these explanations it should be kept in mind that the figures given for the different departments and establishments are exclusive of the amounts on account of the Brookhart Act increasing salaries. The amounts for this latter purpose are segregated by themselves by departments and establishments under Title II of the bill and the explanation of them in this report is made separately later on.
EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION COMMISSION
The appropriation of $500,000 for the Employees' Compensation Fund supplements the appropriation of $3,700,000 heretofore granted
Plus unexpended balance of $803,000.