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INVESTIGATION OF PRESIDENTIAL,
VICE PRESIDENTIAL, AND SENATORIAL

CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES, 1940

REPORT

OP THE

SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE PRESIDEN-
TIAL, VICE PRESIDENTIAL, AND SENATORIAL
CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES, 1940

PURSUANT TO
SENATE RESOLUTIONS Nos. 212, 291, AND 336

SEVENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

THIRD SESSION

TOGETHER WITH A
SUPPLEMENTAL STATEMENT BY MR. ADAMS AND

THE MINORITY VIEWS OF MR. TOBEY

FEBRUARY 15, 1941.--Ordered to be printed

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1941

JA 1991

A5

1940

SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE PRESIDENTIAL, VICE

PRESIDENTIAL, AND SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES, 1940

GUY M. GILLETTE, Iowa, Chairman LISTER HILL, Alabama

CLYDE M. REED, Kansas ALVA B. ADAMS, Colorado

CHARLES W. TOBEY, New Hampshire

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CONTENTS

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I. Introduction...

A. Authority creating committee

1. Senate Resolution 212..

2. Membership....

B. Jurisdiction....

1. Subjects of investigation.

(a) Campaign expenditures

(6) Contributions.

(c) Use of influence.

2. Purposes of investigation..

(a) Study in aid of remedial legislation...

(6) Aid in deciding senatorial seat contests.

3. Scope of authority...

(a) Contests in primaries and pre-convention

activities...

4. Authorization...

(a) Upon special committee's initiative.

(b) Complaint to special committee..

5. Special committee to report to Senate.

C. Policy of special committee..

D. Scope of investigation...

1. General

2. States wherein made.-

II Hatch Acts

A. General

B. Limitations

1. Limit of $5,000 on individual contributors

2. Limit of $3,000,000 on contributions or expenditures

by political committees

3. Limit on activities of administrative employees of

United States

4. Extension of provisions of act to State employees paid

from Federal funds.

C. Voluntary interpretations of Hatch Act.

1. General counsel, Republican National Committee.

2. General counsel, Democratic National Committee.

3. Statement by United States Attorney General....

4. Special committee position..

III. Activities of special committee.

A. Characterization and summary of activities

B. Subjects investigaged.

1. Contributions, expenditures, and related activities

(a) Contributions, expenditures, and activities of

Democratic Republican, and independent

committees

(b) Senatorial contributions and expenditures

(c) Miscellaneous political organization contri-

butions and expenditures..
(d) Observations on method of reporting contri-

butions and expenditures

2. Character of campaign literature.

3. Political activities by Federal agencies..

(a) Alleged activity of Agricultural Adjustment

Administration..

(6) Intimidation of Work Projects Administration

workers by officials thereof in New York..

(c) Alleged padding of Work Projects Adminis-

tration rolls.

(d) Intimidation of signers of Communist peti-

tions...

(e) Alleged abuses by Surplus Commodity Cor-

poration officials. ..

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