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MARCH 3, 1931.-Ordered to be printed

SECOND DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION BILL, 1931

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

CONFERENCE REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 17163]

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two House on certain amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 17163) making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1931, and prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal years ending 1932, for other purposes, 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 14, 45, 46, 59, 66, and 82.

Amendment Numbered 25:

That the Senate agree to the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate numbered 25 with the following amendment:

In lieu of the matter inserted by such amendment of the House insert the following:

For the relief of the State of Florida as a complete contribution and reimbursement in aid from the United States induced by the extraordinary conditions of necessity and emergency resulting from the unusually serious financial loss to such State through the damage to or destruction of Federal-aid highways and bridges by floods imposing a public charge against the property of the State beyond its reasonable capacity to bear, $80,307: Provided, That nothing contained in this paragraph shall be construed as an acknowledgment of any past or future liability on the part of the United States in connection with the restoration of such roads and bridges.

And the House agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 36:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 36, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

After the word "approved" in the matter inserted by such amendment insert the following: March; and the Senate agree to the

same.

Amendment numbered 44:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 44, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

At the end of the matter inserted by said amendment strike out "the amount herein appropriated shall not exceed $500,000" and insert in lieu thereof the following: then there is hereby appropriated for the Employment Service, Department of Labor, fiscal year 1932, the sum of $500,000 to be immediately available, for the same objects and purposes specified under this head in the act making appropriations for the Department of Labor for such fiscal year, and of such sum not to exceed $17,650 shall be available for personal services in the District of Columbia; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 79:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 79, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the matter inserted by said amendment insert the following:

Monument to the memory of the first permanent settlement of the West at Harrodsburg, Kentucky: For the erection of a suitable monument on the site of the Pioneer Cemetery at Harrodsburg, Kentucky, commemorating the first permanent settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains, "The Cradle of the Old Northwest," where General George Rogers Clark and his heroic associates at old Fort Harrod planned and inaugurated the campaign carried on by General Clark and his associates in the conquest of the Northwest Territory during the Revolutionary War, as a result of which that vast territory was established as a part of the United States of America, fiscal years 1931 and 1932, $100,000, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War: Provided, That the plan and design of such monument shall be subject to the approval of the National Commission of Fine Arts: Provided further, That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with the State of Kentucky or any subdivision thereof, or any appropriate organization existing therein, for the care of such monument.

And the Senate agree to the same.

W. L. JONES,
REED SMOOT,
FREDERICK HALE,
CARTER GLASS,
KENNETH MCKELLAR,

Managers on the part of the Senate.

WILL R. WOOD,
LOUIS C. CRAMTON,
EDWARD H. WASON,
JOSEPH W. BYRNS,
J. P. BUCHANAN,
Managers on the part of the House.

The managers on the part of the House at the further conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on certain amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 17163) making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1931, and prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1931, and 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 the following amendments:

No. 14: Strikes out the appropriation of $5,000,000, proposed by the Senate, toward the construction of hospitals under the Veterans' Administration.

No. 25: Appropriates $80,000, instead of $134,466.69, as proposed by the Senate, and $65,000, as proposed by the House, to reimburse the State of Florida for repairs of flood damage to Federal-aid highways and bridges.

No. 36: Appropriates $5,000,000, as proposed by the Senate, for advances to the reclamation fund from the general fund of the Treasury.

No. 44: Appropriates in the alternative $1,500,000 for the United States Employment Service in the event legislation sent to the President for the establishment of such a service is approved by him, or $500,000 to supplement existing appropriations for the present employment service in the event the new legislation is not approved.

No. 45: Strikes out the appropriation of $1,000,000, proposed by the Senate, for carrying into effect pending legislation for the welfare of infancy and maternity.

No. 46: Strikes out the appropriation of $150,000, proposed by the Senate, for the improvement of building ways at the Charleston (S. C.) Navy Yard.

No. 59: Strikes out the provision inserted by the Senate proposing to repeal an existing condition precedent to the construction of a public building at New Bern, N. C.

No. 66: Strikes out the authorization inserted by the Senate to fix a limit of cost of $1,225,000 for a new building for the Court of Claims.

No. 79: Appropriates $100,000, as proposed by the Senate, for the construction of a monument to the memory of the first permanent settlement of the West at Harrodsburg, Ky.

No. 82: Strikes out the appropriation of $10,000,000 inserted by the Senate to carry into effect pending legislation for construction of the Cove Creek dam in connection with the Muscle Shoals project.

WILL R. WOOD,
LOUIS C. CRAMTON,
EDWARD H. WASON,
JOSEPH W. BYRNS,
J. P. BUCHANAN,

Managers on the part of the House.

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