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WATERGATE REORGANIZATION AND

REFORM ACT OF 1975

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 495
TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN FEDERAL AGENCIES, EFFECT
CERTAIN REORGANIZATIONS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERN-
MENT, AND TO IMPLEMENT CERTAIN REFORMS IN THE
OPERATION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RECOM-
MENDED BY THE SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON PRES-
IDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES, AND FOR OTHER

PURPOSES

S. 2036
TO PROMOTE ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE EXECUTIVE
BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT, TO REQUIRE THE DIS-
CLOSURE OF THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF PUBLIC OFFI-
CIALS, TO ESTABLISH AN OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL TO

THE CONGRESS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

DECEMBER 3, 4, AND 8, 1975 AND MARCH 11, 1976

PART 2

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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

ABRAHAM RIBICOFF, Connecticut, Chairman JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

CHARLES H. PERCY, Illinois HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

JACOB K. JAVITS, New York EDMUND S. MUSKIE, Maine

WILLIAM V. ROTH, JR., Delaware LEE METCALF, Montana

BILL BROCK, Tennessee JAMES B. ALLEN, Alabama

LOWELL P. WEICKER, JR., Connecticut LAWTON CHILES, Florida SAM NUNN, Georgia JOHN GLENN, Ohio

RICHARD A. WEGMAN, Chief Counsel and Staff Director

PAUL HOFF, Counsel
PAUL L. LEVENTHAL, Counsel

ELI E. NOBLEMAN, Counsel
David R. SCHAEFER, Counsel

MATTHEW SCHNEIDER, Counsel
JOHN B. CHILDERS, Chief Counsel to the Minority
BRIAN CONBOY, Special Counsel to the Minority

MARILYN A. HARRIS, Chief Clerk
ELIZABETH A. PREAST, Assistant Chief Clerk

BLAIN BUTNER, Research Assistant
HAROLD C. ANDERSON, Staff Editor

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CONTENTS

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1975

Michael M. Uhlmann, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legislative

Affairs, Department of Justice--
Lloyd N. Cutler, attorney, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington, D.C..

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1975

Hon. Clifford P. Case, a U.S. Senator from the State of New Jersey ---

Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier, a Representative in Congress from the

State of Wisconsin.---

David Cohen, president of Common Cause; accompanied by Mike Cole,

legislative director, and Ann McBride..

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1975

Hon. James Abourezk, a U.S. Senator from the State of South Dakota --

James Hamilton, attorney, Ginsburg, Feldmen & Bress, Washington, D.C.

Norman Dorsen, professor, New York University School of Law.---

THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1976

William B. Spann, Jr., president-elect nominee of the American Bar

Association and the chairman of the American Bar Association Special

Committee to Study Federal Law Enforcement Agencies --

Herbert Miller, of Georgetown University Law Center, reporter/consultant

for the ABA Special Committee..

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF WITNESSES

Abourezk, Hon. James:

Testimony.

Letter from Irving Jaffe, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil

Division, to Raymond L. Gooch, staff counsel, Joint Committee

on Congressional Operations, re immunity of Members of Congress,

with enclosures, March 14, 1973.----

Representation of Congress by congressional and private legal counsel

in the courts, from the Congressional Research Service-

Letter from Fred M. Vinson, Jr., attorney, Reasoner, Davis & Vinson,

Washington, D.C. re immunity afforded Congressmen and their

aides, with enclosures, August 6, 1975.--

Excerpts from the Congressional Record, Senate, March 23, 1972...

Excerpts from the Congressional Record, House, March 9, 1967-

Text of S. 2731: A bill to establish an Office of Congressional Legal

Counsel to revitalize the constitutional separation of powers by

enabling the legislative branch of the Government to represent its

interest in litigation before the judicial branch of the Government.

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