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Mr. FORAND (interrupting the read- Mr. "HALLECK. Mr. Chairman, I "SEC. 1510. There are hereby authorized to ing of the amendment). Mr. Chairman, think it ought to be understood that this be appropriated out of any moneys not other. I ask unanimous consent that the fur- measure that the committee has reported wise appropriated such sums as are neces- ther reading of the amendment be dis- and which is presently before us is a sary to carry out the provisions of this title."
pensed with and that it be printed in very important part of the administra(b) Section 1606 (e) and section 1607 (m)
the RECORD at this point. of the Internal Revenue Code are each hereby
tion program. At the same time, I amended by inserting after “December 31,
The CHAIRMAN. Is there objection think it should be understood that the 1945,” the following: "and before January 1, to the request of the gentleman from amendments that are offered, which 1955." Rhode Island?
would, in effect, federalize the system
There was no objection. The CHAIRMAN. Are there
and remove from the states the powers any Mr. FORAND. Mr. Chairman, I think
Mr. Chairman, I think and rights that they had heretofore had, committee amendments ?
I can save the time of the committee if Mr. REED of New York. There are
are not in line with the program. So, I I just say a few words on the amend- trust that these amendments will be denone, The CHAIRMAN. Does any member
ment. I will say for the benefit of the feated.
members of the committee that this is of the Committee on Ways and Means
The CHAIRMAN. The question is on the first amendment which has been desire at this time to offer an amend
the amendment offered by the gentleman discussed so much this afternoon. It from Rhode Island [Mr. FORAND]. ment printed in the RECORD of July 7,
has to do with the fixing of the amount The amendment was rejected. 1954?
of benefits that would be payable weekly. Mr. FORAND. Mr. Chairman, I offer .
Mr. FORAND. Mr. Chairman, I offer It provides for a maximum of two- an amendment. an amendment, being one of the amend
thirds of the State's average weekly ments included in the RECORD of yester
The Clerk read as follows: wage in the State and a minimum of not day.
Amendment offered by Mr. FORAND: Page less than 50 percent of the average The Clerk read as follows:
2, after line 9, insert: weekly wage of the individual.
"SEC. 3. Effective as of July 1, 1956, section Amendment offered by Mr. FORAND: Page
I urge adoption of the amendment. 1603 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code is 2, after line 9, insert: "SEC. 3. (a) Effective as of July 1, 1956,
Mr. REED of New York. Mr. Chair- hereby amended by redesignating paragraph section 1603 (a) of the Internal Revenue man, I rise in opposition to the amend
(6) as paragraph (7) and by inserting after ment. Code is hereby amended by redesignating
paragraph (5) the following new paragraph:
"'(6) Compensation shall not be denied to paragraph (6) as paragraph (8) and by in- Mr. Chairman, the amendment to
any eligible individual for any week of total serting after paragraph (5) the following force the States to increase the amount
unemployment during his benefit year by new paragraphs:
of benefits was considered and rejected reason of exhaustion or reduction of benefit “(6) The maximum weekly compensation by the Ways and Means Committee. rights or cancellation of his wage credit until payable under such law shall be an amount
The administration opposes this he has been paid unemployment compensaequal to at least two-thirds of the average weekly wage earned by employees within
tion for not less than 26 weeks during such amendment as well as the next amend
year. For purposes of this paragraph, the such State, such average to be computed by ment to be offered.
term "benefit year” means the period prethe State agency of such State on July 1, The President has called the present
scribed by State law, but not in excess of 1956, and on July 1 of each succeeding year level of benefits inadequate and has 52 consecutive weeks, for which an individual on the basis of the wages, including the urged the States to take legislative ac- may receive weekly unemployment-compenamounts excluded therefrom under section
tion raising their benefit payments. In sation benefits.'' 1607 (b) (1), paid during the last full year the economic report of the President of
Renumber the sections of the bill which for which necessary figures are available; January 1954, the President stated as
follow accordingly. “'(7) The weekly compensation payable to any individual shall be (A) the maximum follows:
Mr. FORAND. Mr. Chairman, this is weekly compensation payable under such
It is suggested that the States raise these a very simple amendment. It simply law, or (B) an amount (exclusive of any dollar maximums
says that we are going to try to carry out compensation payable with respect to dependents) equal to at least one-half of such Referring to benefit levels
the suggestions that the President made
to the States. When my friends on the individual's average weekly wage as deter- so that the payments to the great majority
other side of the House tell us that we mined by the State agency, whichever is the
of the beneficiaries may equal at least onelesser;'. half their regular earnings.
are trying to federalize the system I say "(b) Effective as of July 1, 1956, section
to them that when the original act was 1607 of the Internal Revenue Code is hereby However, the administration definitely written certain standards were written amended by adding at the end thereof the opposes the pending proposal to reach into that act. This is simply another following new subsections:
this objective by imposing Federal standard. Therefore, if this means fed“'(p) Benefit year: The term “benefit standards on the States.
eralizing the system, then we federalized year” means the period prescribed by State This amendment which is now being it from the beginning. law, but not in excess of 52 consecutive
offered to H. R. 9709 would propose for weeks, for which an eligible individual may
The fear I have today is that again we the first time in the history of the unemreceive weekly unemployment-compensation
are going to continue to procrastinate; benefits.
ployment compensation program a Fed- we are going to put off; we are going to “ (q) Base period: The term “base period” eral standard for benefit levels under study; we are going to have other things means the period prescribed by State law the act. Such a Federal standard done; we are going to stall, and stall, and beginning not prior to the first day of the would result in the denial to the respec- stall. And in the meantime we will be fifth full calendar quarter beginning prior tive States of the right to determine
tive States of the right to determine letting the people suffer. If that is the to the benefit year.
proper benefit levels for the unemployed position the opposition wants to take, I “'(r) High quarter wages: The term "high proper benefit levels for the unemployed quarter wages” means, in the case of any
in the State. It would deny the States say go ahead. For my part, I am doing individual, the amount of wages (as defined
the right to determine benefit amounts everything I possibly can to bring about by State law) paid to such individual in the based on the economic needs of its citi
a remedy to a situation that needs attencalendar quarter of the base period for which zens and the economic conditions ex
tion right as of this moment. his total wages were highest.
isting within the State. It is my opin- I sincerely hope we shall have a fa“ '(s) Average weekly wage: The term on that the Members of the House should
vorable vote on this amendment. "average weekly wage” means, in the case
vote to defeat this amendment so that of any individual, the amount of wages (as
Mr. REED of New York. Mr. Chairthe States would continue to have the defined by State law) paid to such individual
man, I rise to express opposition to this during the period used for determining his
right to establish appropriate benefit amendment which has as its purpose the compensation for a week of total unemploy- levels. I am confident that, given time, establishment of Federal standards ment (1) in case the period used is the cal- the States will take whatever action is which prescribe the minimum period endar quarter in which such individual was necessary to adopt appropriate improve- during which unemployment compensapaid his high quarter wages, divided by 13;
ments in their unemployment insurance tion benefits will be paid. As was true or (2) if some other period is used, divided programs.
with respect to the previous amendment by the number of weeks, during the period used, in which he performed services in em
Mr. HALLECK. Mr. Chairman, will which the House has just defeated, the ployment (as defined by State law).'" the gentleman yield?
matter of the duration of benefits is one Renumber the sections of the bill which Mr. REED of New York, I yield to the that has historically been left to State follow accordingly. gentleman from Indiana.
determination. The administration op
poses this amendment. The President "(b) Section 1607 of the Internal Revenue has advocated that any action to in- Code is hereby amended by adding at the crease the duration of benefits be taken end thereof the following new subsections: by the respective States. I will not re
“ '(p) Benefit year: The term "benefit peat the argument I made with respect law, but not in excess of 52 consecutive
year” means the period prescribed by State to the other amendment, but merely call
weeks, for which an eligible individual may the attention of the House to the fact
receive weekly unemployment compensation that those arguments are equally appli- benefits. cable here. This amendment is an un- “(9) Base period: The term "base period" due invasion on what has historically
means the period prescribed by State law been the sovereign right of our respec
beginning not prior to the first day of the
fifth full calendar quarter beginning prior to tive States, and I urge that the Members
the benefit year. vote to defeat the amendment.
“ '(r) High quarter wages: The term "high The CHAIRMAN. The question is on quarter wages” means, in the case of any the amendment offered by the gentle- individual, the amount of wages (as defined man from Rhode Island [Mr. FORAND). by State law) paid to such individual in the The amendment was rejected.
calendar quarter of the base period for which The CHAIRMAN. Under the rule, the
his total wages were highest.
“'(s) Average weekly wage: The term Committee rises.
"average weekly wage” means, in the case of Accordingly the Committee rose; and
any individual, the amount of wages (as dethe Speaker having resumed the chair, fined by ate law) paid to such individual Mr. HOEVEN, Chairman of the Commit- during the period used for determining his tee of the Whole House on the State of compensation for a week of total unemploythe Union, reported that the Committee ment (1) in case the period used is the calhaving had under consideration the bill
endar quarter in which such individual was
paid his high quarter wages, divided by 13; (H. R. 9709) to extend and improve the
or (2) if some other period is used, divided unemployment compensation program by the number of weeks, during the period pursuant to House Resolution 614, he used, in which he performed services in emreported the bill back to the House. ployment (as defined by State law).'
The SPEAKER. Under the rule, the “(c) This section shall take effect as of previous question is ordered.
July 1, 1956.” The question is on the engrossment
And renumber the sections of the bill
which follow accordingly. and third reading of the bill.
The bill was ordered to be engrossed Mr. REED of New York. Mr. Speaker, and read a third time and was read the I move the previous question on the mothird time.
tion to recommit. Mr. FORAND. Mr. Speaker, I offer a The previous question was ordered. motion to recommit.
The SPEAKER. The question is on The SPEAKER. Is the gentleman op- the motion to recommit. posed to the bill?
The question was taken; and on a Mr. FORAND. I am.
division (demanded by Mr. FORAND), The SPEAKER The gentleman there were—ayes 34, noes 91. qualifies. The Clerk will report the
Mr. FORAND. Mr. Speaker, I object motion to recommit.
to the vote on the ground that a quorum The Clerk read as follows:
is not present and make the point of
order that a quorum is not present. Mr. FORAND moves to recommit the bill H. R. 9709 to the Committee on Ways and
The SPEAKER. Obviously a quorum Means with instructions to report the same
is not present. to the House forthwith with amendments as The Doorkeeper will close the doors, follows:
the Sergeant at Arms will notify abPage 2, after line 9, insert the following: sent Members, and the Clerk will call the
"SEC. 3. (a) Section 1603 (a) of the In- roll. ternal Revenue Code is hereby amended by
The question was taken; and there redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (9) and by inserting after paragraph (5) the
were—yeas 110, nays 241, not voting 83, following new paragraphs:
as follows: “'(6) The maximum weekly compensation
[Roll No. 98] payable under such law shall be an amount
YEAS-110 equal to at least two-thirds of the average Addonizio Doyle
Kluczynski weekly wage earned by employees within Aspinall
Eberharter Lane such State, such average to be computed by Bailey
Lesinski the State agency of such State on July 1,
Bennett, Mich. Fine 1956, and on July 1 of each succeeding year
Machrowicz on the basis of the wages, including the
Mack, Ill. amounts excluded therefrom under section Boland
Mack, Wash, 1607 (b) (1), paid during the last full year Bolling
Madden for which necessary figures are available; Bowler
Marshall “'(7) The weekly compensation payable Boykin
Miller, Calif. to any individual shall be (A) the maximum
Buchanan Granahan Mollohan weekly compensation payable under such
Morgan law, or (B) an amount (exclusive of any Byrd
Morrison compensation payable with respect to de- Byrne, Pa. Hagen, Calif. Moss pendents) equal to at least one-half of such Canfield
Hagen, Minn. Multer individual's average weekly wage as deter
Hays, Ohio O'Brien, Mich. mined by the State agency, whichever is the
O'Brien, N. Y. lesser;
Holtzman O'Hara, Ill. “'(8) Compensation shall not be denied Crosser
O'Konski to any eligible individual for any week of Dawson, Ill. Javits
O'Neill total unemployment during his benefit year
Johnson, Wis. Pelly
Delaney by reason of exhaustion or reduction of bene
Jones, Ala. Pfost
Dempsey Karsten, Mo. Philbin fit rights or cancellation of his wage credit
Dollinger Kelley, Pa. Polk until he has been paid unemployment com
Donohue Kelly, N. Y. Price pensation for not less than 26 weeks during Donovan King, Calif. Priest such year;'
Dorn, N. Y. Kirwan
Nicholson Andersen, Golden
Norrell H. Carl
Goodwin Oakman Andresen, Graham
O'Hara, Minn. August H. Grant
Harrison, Nebr. Reed, N. Y.
Hays, Ark. Rees, Kans.
Hiestand Robsion, Ky.
Hillelson Rogers, Mass. Frances P. Hoeven
Hoffman, Ill. St. George
Scherer Brooks, La. Hope
Scrivner Brooks, Tex. Horan
Scudder Brown, Ga. Hosmer
Seely-Brown Brown, Ohio Hruska
Jonas, Ill. Smith, Wis. Cederberg Jonas, N. C. Springer Chelf
Jones, Mo. Stauffer
Jones, N. C. Steed
Williams, N. Y.
Miller, Nebr. Wolcott
Curtis, Nebr. Harris
Davis, Tenn. Harrison, Va.
Ellsworth Hinshaw Carnaban Evins
O'Hara, Minn. Kersten, Wis. Patten
Harrison, Nebr, Osmers
Hays, Ark. Pelly
Thompson, La. Brooks, La. Hays, Ohio Pfost
Brown, Ga. Heselton Phillips
Brownson Hiestand Poage
Hoffman, Ill. Priest
Byrne, Pa. rejected.
Byrnes, Wis. Holtzman Ray The Clerk announced the following
Cannon On this vote:
Reed, N. Y. Mr. Klein for, with Mr. Ellsworth against. Celler
Rees, Kans. Mr. Metcalf for, with Mr. McGregor against. Chelf
Rhodes, Ariz. Chenoweth Jackson
Rhodes, Pa. Mr. Moulder for, with Mr. Berry against.
Robsion, Ky. Mr. Powell for, with Mr. Morano against.
Rogers, Colo. against.
Rogers, Mass. Cole, Mo.
Johnson, Wis. Rooney Mr. Feighan for, with Mr. Sadlak against.
Cole, N. Y. Jonas, Ill. St. George Mr. Heller for, with Mr. Wheeler against.
Jones, Ala. Saylor
Karsten, Mo. Scherer
Keating Mr. Carnahan for, with Mr. Lucas against.
Crumpacker Kelley, Pa. Selden Mr. Perkins for, with Mr. Willis against.
Sheehan Mr. Condon for, with Mr. Regan against.
Curtis, Mass. King, Calif.
Shelley Mr. Fallon for, with Mr. Chatham against. Curtis, Mo. King, Pa.
Sheppard Mr. Patten for, with Mr. Bonner against. Dague
Davis, Wis. Kluczynski Mr. Yorty for, with Mr. Bow against.
Dawson, Ill. Knox Mr. Angell for, with Mr. Short against.
Simpson, Ill. "Dawson, Utah Krueger
Simpson, Pa. Until further notice:
Smith, Miss. Mr. Bonin with Mr. Lyle.
Spence Mr. Kersten of Wisconsin with Mr. Long. Derounian Lesinski
Springer Mr. Weichel with Mr. Thompson of
McCormack Stringfellow ford.
Donovan McCulloch Talle Mr. Hillings with Mr. Harris.
Dorn, N. Y. McDonough Thomas Mr. Hinshaw with Mr. Preston.
Dorn, S. C. McIntire Thompson, Mr. Norblad with Mr. Lanham.
Eberharter Machrowicz Mr. Curtis of Nebraska with Mr. Roberts.
Thornberry Edmondson Mack, Ill.
Tollefson Mr. Cotton with Mr. Frazier.
Mack, Wash. Trimble
Magnuson Van Pelt Mr. Wharton with Mr. Pilcher.
Van Zandt Mr. Shafer with Mr. Kilday.
Wainwright Mr. Harrison of Wyoming with Mr. Dowdy.
Walter Mr. Scott with Mr. Passman.
Miller, Calif. Warburton Mr. GUBSER and Mr. BROOKS of
Miller, Kans. Watts Texas changed their votes from “aye" Gamble
Miller, Md. Westland to “nay.”
Garmatz Miller, Nebr. Wharton
Miller, N. Y. Wickersham The result of the vote was announced Gathings
Mollohan Widnall as above recorded.
Williams, N. J. The SPEAKER. The question is on Gordon
Williams, N. Y. the passage of the bill.
Wilson, Ind. Mr. MCCORMACK. Mr. Speaker, on Green
Withrow that I demand the yeas and nays.
Nicholson Yates The question was taken; and there Hagen, Calif. Oakman
Young were-yeas 309, nays 36, answered "pres- Hagen, Minn. O'Brien, Ill. Younger
O'Brien, Mich. Zablocki ent” 2, not voting 87, as follows:
O'Brien, N. Y.
Hoffman, Mich. Rogers, Fla. Addonizio Bailey
Rogers, Tex. Allen, Calif. Baker
Burleson Jonas, N.C. Smith, Va. Andersen, Barrett
Jones, Mo. Smith, Wis. H. Carl Bates Blatnik
Jones, N. C. Taber Andresen, Battle
Davis, Ga. LeCompte Teague August H. Beamer
Forrester Matthews Williams, Miss.
Harrison, Va. Perkins
Harrison, Wyo. Pilcher
Johnson, Calif. Richards
Kelly, N. Y. Roberts
Passman Wilson, Tex.
The Clerk announced the following pairs:
On this vote:
Mr. Metcalf for, with Mr. Smith of Kansas against.
Until further notice:
Mr. Harrison of Wyoming with Mr. Thompson of Louisiana.
Mr. Harvey with Mr. Roberts.
Mr. Riehlman with Mr. Harrison of Virginia.
Mr. Vursell with Mr. Heller.
Mr. SMITH of Kansas. Mr. Speaker, I voted “nay.” I have a live pair with the gentleman from Montana, Mr. METCALF. I withdraw my vote "nay" and answer "present."
Mr. HOFFMAN of Michigan changes his vote from "yea" to "nay."
The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
A motion to reconsider was laid on the table,
U.S.S. "CONSTITUTION” AND OTHER
HISTORICAL VESSELS Mr. DEVEREUX. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table the bill (H. R. 8247) to provide for the restoration and mainte
nance of the U. S. S. Constitution and The Senate amendment was con- Under Secretary for Monetary Affairs to to authorize the disposition of the curred in, and a motion to reconsider whom supervision of functions relating U. S. S. Constellation, U. S. S. Hartford, was laid on the table.
to debt management and monetary poliU. S. S. Olympia, and U. S. S. Oregon,
cies could be assigned. S. 3605 would and for other purposes, with Senate
also establish a new position of Assistant amendments and concur in the Senate AMENDMENT TO MERCHANT MA
Secretary in addition to the two positions amendments.
RINE ACT, 1936
of Assistant Secretary presently authorThe Clerk read the title of the bill. Mr. TOLLEFSON. Mr. Speaker, I ask ized. This position is necessary to proThe Clerk read the Senate amend
unanimous consent to take from the vide the Secretary of the Treasury with ments as follows:
Speaker's table the bill (S. 2408) to an assistant of sufficient rank to enable Page 3, line 4, strike out “subsection” and amend the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, him to carry out most effectively a numinsert "subsections 2 (c) and.” to provide a national defense reserve of
ber of related duties recently assigned Page 3, line 16, strike out all after “vessel"
tankers and to promote the construction to the Secretary of the Treasury. These down to and including “received” in line 18. Page 5, line 4, strike out “in subsection
of new tankers, and for other purposes, duties include the lending functions un4 (a) and.”
with House amendments, insist on the der section 302 of the Defense ProducPage 5, lines 6 and 7, strike out "in his dis
House amendments and agree to the tion Act of 1950, the lending functions cretion, by sale or by scrapping." conference asked by the Senate.
under section 409 of the Federal Civil Page 5, line 8, after "Secretary”, insert
The Clerk read the title of the bill. Defense Act of 1950, the liquidation of "Any such vessel may be disposed of by sale The SPEAKER. Is there objection to assets and winding up of the affairs of or by scrapping, in the discretion of the the request of the gentleman from
the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Secretary."
Washington? [After a pause] The and other similar responsibilities rePage 5, line 16, strike out "Constellation, Chair hears none, and appoints the fol- cently assigned to the Secretary of the Hartford, Olympia" and insert “Olympia.”
lowing conferees: Messrs. TOLLEFSON, Treasury. The SPEAKER. Is there objection to ALLEN of California, SEELY-BROWN, BON
The Clerk read the bill, as follows: the request of the gentleman from Mary- NER, and SHELLEY.
Be it enacted, etc., That (a) section 303 land?
of the Revised Statutes, as amended (39 There was no objection.
U. S. C. 143), establishing the office of AsThe Senate amendments were con
ABOLISHING OFFICES OF ASSIST- sistant Treasurer of the United States, and curred in, and a motion to reconsider
ANT TREASURER AND ASSISTANT
the act approved April 9, 1926 (31 U. S. C.
143a), designating the Deputy Assistant was laid on the table.
REGISTER OF THE TREASURY
Treasurer as Assistant Treasurer, are repealed. Mr. REED of New York. Mr. Speaker,
(b) Section 304 of the Revised Statutes, AMENDING FOOD, DRUG, AND COS- I ask unanimous consent for the im
as amended (31 U. S. C. 144), is amended METIC ACT WITH RESPECT TO mediate consideration of the bill (S.
(1) by striking out “Treasurer may, in his
discretion, and with the consent of the SecRESIDUE OF PESTICIDE CHEMI- 3605) to abolish the offices of Assistant retary of the Treasury, authorize the AssistCALS
Treasurer and Assistant Register of the ant Treasurer to act in the place and disMr. SPRINGER. Mr. Speaker, I ask Treasury and to provide for an Under charge any or all of the duties of the Treasunanimous consent to take from the
Secretary for Monetary Affairs and an urer of the United States; and the”, and (2) Speaker's table the bill (H. R. 7125) to additional Assistant Secretary in the
by striking out “both the Treasurer and Treasury Department.
Assistant Treasurer” and inserting in lieu amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cos
thereof "the Treasurer." metic Act with respect to residues of
The Clerk read the title of the bill.
SEC. 2. Sections 314 and 315 of the Revised pesticide chemicals in or on raw agricul
Mr. REED of New York. Mr. Speaker, Statutes, as amended, and the joint resotural commodities, with a Senate
I ask unanimous consent to extend an lution approved December 13, 1892 (31 amendment thereto and concur in the explanation at this point in the RECORD. U. S. C. 164, 165, and 166), establishing the Senate amendment.
Mr. COOPER. Mr. Speaker, reserving
office of Assistant Register of the Treasury, The Clerk read the title of the bill. the right to object, and I shall not, I specifying the duties of the office, and proThe Clerk read the Senate amend- simply state that this bill was favorably Assistant Register, are repealed.
viding for the appointment of an Acting ment, as follows: reported by unanimous vote of the Com
SEC. 3. The provision in the act of FebPage 18, line 19, strike out "section." and mittee on Ways and Means.
ruary 17, 1922, which established the office insert "section."
The SPEAKER. Is there objection to of Under Secretary of the Treasury, as “'(0) The Secretary of Health, Education, the request of the gentleman from New amended and supplemented (5 U. S. C. 244), and Welfare shall by regulation require the York?
is amended to read as follows: payment of such fees as will in the aggre
"There shall be in the Department of the
There was no objection. gate, in the judgment of the Secretary, be
Treasury an Under Secretary and an Under sufficient over a reasonable term to provide, this legislation has been acted on fa- appointed by the President, by and with the
Mr. REED of New York. Mr. Speaker, Secretary for Monetary Affairs, each to be equip, and maintain an adequate service for the performance of the Secretary's functions
vorably by the Senate. It was reported advice and consent of the Senate. The comunder this section. Under such regulations, to the House by the unanimous vote of pensation of the Under Secretary and the the performance of the Secretary's services the Ways and Means Committee.
Under Secretary for Monetary Affairs shall
be at the rate of $17,500 each per annum. or other functions pursuant to this section, Mr. Speaker, S. 3605 would abolish the including any one or more of the following, office of Assistant Treasurer of the
They shall perform such duties in the Office
of the Secretary as may be prescribed by the may be conditioned upon the payment of such fees: (1) The acceptance of filing of Register of the Treasury. It is pointed
United States and the office of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.” a petition submitted under subsection (d);
SEC. 4. Section 234 of the Revised Statutes, out that neither of these offices has been as amended (5 U. S. C. 246), is further (2) the promulgation of a regulation establishing a tolerance, or an exemption from
filled under the Eisenhower administra- amended to read as follows: the necessity of a tolerance, under this sec- tion, Based on this experience it has
“234. There shall be in the Department of tion, or the amendment or repeal of such a been determined by the Treasury De
the Treasury three Assistant Secretaries of regulation; (3) the referral of a petition or
the Treasury, who shall be appointed by the partment that they are unnecessary and proposal under this section to an advisory the Secretary of the Treasury has re
President, by and with the advice and con
sent of the Senate." committee; (4) the acceptance for filing of
quested that they be abolished. objections under subsection (d) (5); or (5)
The SPEAKER. The Clerk will report the certification and filing in court of a
The two primary responsibilities placed
the committee amendments. transcript of the proceedings and the record on the Secretary of the Treasury by the
The Clerk read as follows: under subsection (i) (2). Such regulations Congress are, first, the collection of revemay further provide for waiver or refund of nue and the preparation of plans for the Committee amendments: fees in whole or in part when in the judg- improvement and management of the
Page 1, line 4, strike out "39" and insert ment of the Secretary such waiver or rerevenue; and, second, the support of the
in lieu thereof "31." fund is equitable and not contrary to the
Page 3, line 3, strike out “234" and insert public credit. It is desirable that the purposes of this subsection.''
in lieu thereof “SEC. 234."
The committee amendments were the request of the gentleman from Illi- can rely for assistance on these basic agreed to. nois?
responsibilities. S. 3605 would authorize Mr. JENKINS. Mr. Speaker, I move There was no objection.
in the Department a new position of to strike out the last word so that I might ask the chairman of the Committee on sums so appropriated for any fiscal year tation services under the two portions of the
State plan, except that (A) for any fiscal Ways and Means a question. It is a fact, shall be available for
“(1) grants to States to assist them in year ending prior to July 1, 1959, the poris it not, that the evidence before the
meeting the costs of vocational rehabilita- tion of the allotment to any State, in which Ways and Means Committee showed tion services;
there were such separate agencies, equal to that these changes are absolutely neces
“(2) grants to States to assist them in such State's base allotment shall be divided sary and desirable and that they will be
initiating projects for the extension and in the same proportion as the amount alan advantage to the Treasury itself and
improvement of their vocational rehabilita- lotted to the State under this act for exthat it will also be to the advantage of tion services; and
penditures during the fiscal year ending the people who might have business with “(3) grants to States and to public and June 30, 1954, was divided between such the Treasury or any of its many depart
other nonprofit organizations and agencies agencies, and (B) for any fiscal year endments? to assist in meeting the costs of projects
ing after June 30, 1955, and prior to July which hold unique promise of making a sub
1, 1959, there shall be excluded in estimatMr. REED of New York. The gentle
stantial contribution to the solution of voca- ing the State and other non-Federal funds man is correct. tional rehabilitation problems common to
that will be available, during the fiscal year The bill was ordered to be read a third a number of States and of projects or meas
for which the allotment is made, for meettime, was read the third time, and passed, ures directed at meeting vocational rehabili- ing the cost of vocational rehabilitation servand a motion to reconsider was laid on tation problems of national significance or
ices under each portion of the State plan, concern.
the amount equal to the amount of State the table.
or other non-Federal funds which the SecreThe portion of such sums which shall be
tary estimates were available for expendiANNOUNCEMENT available for each of such three types of
ture under each portion of the State plan grants shall be specified in the act appro
during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954. Mr. RABAUT. Mr. Speaker, I was in priating such sums.
“(b) (1) From each State's allotment my office this morning and I learn now
"GRANTS TO STATES FOR VOCATIONAL REHABILI- available for such purpose for any fiscal year that on rollcall 97, I am recorded as not
ending after June 30, 1962, the Secretary being present. There are four people in
"SEC. 2. (a) (1) From the sums available shall pay to such State, an amount equal to my office besides myself and none of for any fiscal year for grants to states to the Federal share (determined as provided in them heard the bells. I think we must assist them in meeting the costs of voca- section 10 (i)) of the cost of vocational have had a jammed electrical system. If tional rehabilitation services, each State
rehabilitation services under the plan for I had been here I would have voted "yea.”
shall, subject to the provisions of para- such State approved under section 5, ingraph (2), be entitled to an allotment equal cluding expenditures for the administration to the total of the following: (A) an amount
of the State plan. which bears the same ratio to the first $23 “(2) From each State's allotment available COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
million of such sums, plus 80 percent of any for such purpose for any fiscal year ending Mr. REED of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I excess of such sums over $23 million, as the
prior to July 1, 1962, the Secretary shall ask unanimous consent that the Com- product of (i) the population of the State, make payments to such State, with respect
and (ii) the square of its allotment per- to the cost of vocational rehabilitation serymittee on the Judiciary may have until
centage (as defined in section 10 (h)) bears ices under the plan of such State approved midnight tonight to file reports.
to the sum of the corresponding products for under section 5, including expenditures for The SPEAKER. Is there objection to
all the States, and (B) an amount which the administration of the State plan, deterthe request of the gentleman from Illi
bears the same ratio to the remaining 20 mined as follows: nois?
percent of such excess as the population of "(A) A portion of such allotment equal There was no objection,
such States bears to the population of all to the State's base allotment shall be availthe States.
able for payment to such State of its adjusted “(2) The allotment to any State, as com- Federal share of such cost of vocational reVOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
puted under the provisions of paragraph (1) habilitation services. AMENDMENTS OF 1954
for any year ending prior to July 1, 1959, "(B) If the Secretary determines, prior to which is less than such State's base allot
the end of such year, that costs of vocational Mr. MCCONNELL. Mr. Speaker, I ask ment shall, notwithstanding such provisions, rehabilitation services during such year, sufunanimous consent for the immediate be increased to the amount of such base al- ficient to entitle the State to full payment consideration of the bill (S. 2759) to
lotment. If the allotment to any State, as of the portion of its allotment specified in amend the Vocational Rehabilitation Act
computed under the provisions of paragraph subparagraph (A), will be met out of pay
(1) for any year ending prior to July 1, ments under such subparagraph and State so as to promote and assist in the exten
1959, is in excess of such State's base allot- and other non-Federal funds available for sion and improvement of vocational re- ment, and the allotment of any other State such purposes, the remainder of such State's habilitation services, provide for a more for such year is increased pursuant to the allotment for such year shall be available for effective use of available Federal funds, preceding sentence, such excess shall be re- payment of the following percentages of any and otherwise improve the provisions of duced by a percentage which, if applied as additional costs of vocational rehabilitation that act, and for other purposes.
a uniform percentage reduction to the ex- services during such year: 100 percent of
cesses of all States having such excesses, any such additional costs in the case of the The Clerk read the title of the bill.
would produce an amount equal to the total fiscal year ending June 30, 1955; 80 percent The SPEAKER. Is there objection to of the increases made pursuant to the pre- of any such additional costs in the case of the request of the gentleman from Penn- ceding sentence for such year.
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1956; 65 persylvania ?
“(3) For purposes of this subsection, a cent of any such additional costs in the case There being no objection, the Clerk State's base allotment is an amount equal of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1957; 55 read the bill, as follows:
to the amount allotted to such State for ex- percent or the Federal share, whichever is
penditures, under its State plan approved higher, of any such additional costs in the Be it enacted, etc., That this act may be
under this act, for the fiscal year ending case of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1958; cited as the “Vocational Rehabilitation June 30, 1954, increased by 5.53608 percent, and the Federal share of any such additional Amendments of 1954.”
except that if the sums available for any costs in the case of any fiscal year thereafter. AMENDMENTS TO THE VOCATIONAL REHABILI- fiscal year for grants to States under this “(3) For purposes of this subsectionTATION ACT
section are less than $23 million, each State's “(A) a State's base allotment shall be SEC. 2. The Vocational Rehabilitation Act base allotment shall be an amount which determined as provided in subsection (a);
and (29 U. S. C., ch. 4) is amended to read as
bears the same ratio to the amount comfollows:
“(B) a State's adjusted Federal share for puted under the preceding provisions of this
paragraph as such sums bear to $23 million. any fiscal year means"AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR GRANTS;
“(4) In the case of any State for which “(i) in the case of any fiscal year ending PURPOSES FOR WHICH AVAILABLE
there is a separate State agency administer- prior to July 1, 1959, the 1954 Federal share "SECTION 1. For the purpose of assisting ing or supervising the administration of the for such State; and the States in rehabilitating physically and part of a State plan under which vocational "(ii) in the case of the fiscal year ending mentally handicapped persons so that they rehabilitation services are provided for the June 30, 1960, June 30, 1961, or June 30, 1962, may prepare for and engage in remunerative blind, the State's allotment under this sec- the Federal share for such State for such employment to the extent of their capabili- tion shall be divided between such agency year increased (if it is less than such State's ties, thereby increasing not only their social and the State agency administering (or su- 1954 Federal share) or decreased (if it is and economic well-being but also the pro- pervising the administration of) the re- greater than such State's 1954 Federal share) ductive capacity of the Nation, there are mainder of the State plan in the same pro- by 75 percent, 50 percent, and 25 percent, hereby authorized to be appropriated for portion as the Secretary estimates, prior to respectively, of the difference between such each fiscal year, beginning with the fiscal the end of the year, State and other non- Federal share for the year involved and the year ending June 30, 1955, such sums for Federal funds will be available, during the 1954 Federal share. grants to carry out the purposes of this fiscal year for which the allotment is made, “(C) A State's 1954 Federal share means act as the Congress may determine. The for meeting the cost of vocational rehabili. the percentage which (i) the base allotment