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SUBCOMMITTEES OF THE COMMITTIGEZON

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

BEFORE THE

SEVENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

PURSUANT TO

H. Res. 209

RESOLVED, THAT THE PRESIDENT IS REQUESTED AND

AUTHORIZED TO DIRECT THE TRANSFER FROM THE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA TO CHICAGO OR ELSEWHERE

SUCH DEPARTMENTS, OR BUREAUS THEREOF,

AND SUCH INDEPENDENT AGENCIES WHOSE

ACTIVITIES CAN BE CONDUCTED AT LEAST AS

EFFICIENTLY AND ECONOMICALLY IN SUCH

LOCALITY DESIGNATED BY HIM

PART 1

JULY 24, AUGUST 7,

NOVEMBER 10, 12, 13, 14, 25, 26, AND 27, 1941

Printed for the use of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1942

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

FRITZ G. LANHAM, Texas, Chairman C. JASPER BELL, Missouri

PEHR G. HOLMES, Massachusetts CHARLES A. BUCKLEY, New York

J. HARRY MCGREGOR, Ohio FRANK W. BOYKIN, Alabama

CLARENCE E. KILBURN, New York MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio

ROBERT L. RODGERS, Pennsylvania NEWT V. MILLS, Louisiana

EARL WILSON, Indiana F. EDWARD HÉBERT, Louisiana

C. W. (Runt) BISHOP, Illinois
JAMES A. WRIGHT, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM S, HILL, Colorado
JOHN A. MEYER, Maryland
LE ROY D. DOWNS, Connecticut
JOHN S. GIBSON, Georgia
WINDER R. HARRIS, Virginia
ALFRED J. ELLIOTT, California
CARTER MANASCO, Alabama

ALBERT W. Woods, Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE

NUMBER 1

NUMBER 2

FRANK W. BOYKIN, Alabama
JAMES A. WRIGHT, Pennsylvania
WINDER R. HARRIS, Virginia
EARL WILSON, Indiana
C. W. (Runt) BISHOP, Illinois

LEROY D. DOWNS, Connecticut
JOHN S. GIBSON, Georgia
CARTER MANAŞCO, Alabama
J. HARRY MCGREGOR, Ohio
CLARENCE E. KILBURN, Now York.

INDEX

Page 213 160

72 281 96

2 184

A'Hearn, Leonard W.
Beesley, Thomas Queen.
Bernard, Lawrence J..
Campbell, W. G.--
Carusi, Ugo-----
Dirksen, Hon. Everett M.
Dryden, F. H.
Edy, John N.:

November 12

November 25.-
Eisenhower, Milton S..
Foreman, Clark..
Guthridge, C. J.:

November 10.
Householder, Col. E. R.
Klinefelter, C. F---
MacDonald, Thomas H
Madigan, J. J.
Palmer, . F.
Parran, Thomas-
Purdom, Smith W-
Reynolds, W. E..
Sabath, Hon. A. J.
Straus, Nathan:

November 12.

November 13. Taylor, Charles H. Teller, Jacob..-. Thatcher, Arthur B. Winslow,

Thacher.

126 205

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TO TRANSFER FROM THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DEPARTMENTS, OR BUREAUS THEREOF, AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES TO OTHER LOCALITIES

THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1941.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS,

Washington, D. C. The committee met at 10 a. m., Hon. Fritz Lanham (chairman) presiding.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.

We have met this morning to begin consideration of two resolutions introduced by our distinguished colleague, Mr. Sabath of Illinois, who is chairman of the Committee on Rules. They are House Resolution 209 and House Concurrent Resolution 36, which are identical in language. These resolutions refer to the matter of suggested decenralization of bureaus and agencies in Washington that can be moved elsewhere in order to alleviate housing conditions here for Government workers and others.

Representative Dirksen, of Illinois, whom we are glad to have with us, has a few words to say before going to attend some other committee meeting and then we will hear from Mr. Sabath on the resolutions.

(The resolutions referred to follow:)

(H. Res. 209, 77th Cong., 1st sess.)

RESOLUTION Whereas, due to the national-defense program, new bureaus and agencies have been created requiring additional office and working facilities in the city of Washington; and

Whereas, due to the tremendous increase in the personnel of Government service which has resulted not only in an overcrowding and lack of office facilities but in a serious shortage in hotel accommodations, rooms, houses, and restaurant facilities; and

Whereas adequate building and housing facilities may be had without delay not only in the city of Chicago but also in other cities favorably located where the cost of living is more reasonable than in the city of Washington; and

Whereas, due to its central location and accessibility, many Government agencies conduct hearings and carry on other activities in the city of Chicago; and

Whereas, if such agencies are located in the city of Chicago, the Government will save tremendous sums in rentals, traveling expenses, and the time of its officials, and the removal of such agencies to Chicago will afford Government employees lower costs in living, better working and housing facilities, and will tend for higher efficiency: Therefore be it

Resolved, That the President is requested and authorized to direct the transfer from the District of Columbia to Chicago or elsewhere such departments, or bureaus thereof, and such independent agencies whose activities can be conducted at least as efficiently and economically in such locality designated by him.

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