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SUBMITTED BY MR. NEWLANDS.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

August 25 (calendar day, September 4), 1914. Ordered, That there be printed as a Senate document, in document type and in three parallel columns, a comparative print of the bill (H. R. 15613) “To create an Interstate Trade Commission, to define its powers and duties, and for other purposes,” showing the bill as passed by the House, the bill as passed by the Senate, and the bill as agreed to in conference. Attest:

JAMES M. BAKER, Secretary,

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION BILL

H. R. 15613, AN ACT TO CREATE AN INTERSTATE TRADE COMMISSION, TO DEFINE ITS POWERS

AND DUTIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

[The sections as passed by the House and Senate are not in numerical order]

HOUSE BILL.

PASSED BY SENATE.

CONFERENCE AGRE

Be it enacted by the Senate and Be it enacted by the Senate and - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the House of Representatives of the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Con- United States of America in Con- United States of America in congress assembled, That a commission gress assembled, That a commission gress assembled, That a commission is hereby created and established, to is hereby created and established to is hereby created and established, be known as the Interstate Trade be known as the Federal Trade Com- to be known as the Federal Trade Commission (hereinafter referred to mission, composed of five members, Commission (hereinafter referred as the commission), which shall be not more than three of whom shall be to as the commission), which shall composed of three commissioners, members of the same political party, be composed of five commissioners, who shall be appointed by the Presi- and the said Federal Trade Commis- who shall be appointed by the dent, by and with the advice and sion is referred to hereinafter as “the President, by and with the advice consent of the Senate. Not more commission.”

and consent of the Senate. Not than two of the commissioners shall [The commissioners shall be ap- more than three of the commisbe members of the same political pointed by the President, by and sioners shall be members of the party. The first commissioners ap- with the advice and consent of the same political party. The first pointed shall continue in office for Senate. The terms of office of the commissioners appointed shall conterms of two, four, and six years, commissioners shall be seven years tinue in office for terms of three, respectively, from the date of the each. The terms of those first ap- four, five, six, and seven years, taking effect of this act, the term of pointed by the President shall date respectively, from the date of the each to be designated by the Presi- from the taking effect of this Act, taking effect of this Act, the term of dent, but their successors shall be and shall be as follows:

each to be designated by the Presiappointed for terms of six years, ex

One shall be appointed for a term dent, but their successors shall be cept that any person chosen to fill : of three years, one for a term of appointed for terms of seven years, vacancy shall be appointed only for four years, one for a term of five except that any, person chosen the unexpired term of the commisyears, one for a term of six years,

to fill a vacancy shall be appointed sioner whom he shall succeed. The and one for a term of seven years: only for the unexpired term of the commission shall choose a chairman and after said commissioners shall commissioner whom he shall suc

ceed. The commission shall choose missioner shall engage in any other have been so first appointed all ap

pointments, except to fill vacancies, a chairman from its own memberbusiness, vocation, or employment shall be for terms of seven years ship. No commissioner shall enAny commissioner may be removed each. The commission shall "elect gage in any other business, vocaby the President for inefficiency, one of its members chairman for tion, or employment. Any comoffice. A vacancy in the commission The commission shall elect a secreneglect of duty, or malfeasance in such period as it may determine. missioner may be removed by the

President for inefficiency, neglect shall not impair the right of the

of duty, or malfeasance in office. remaining commissioners to exercise tary and may elect an assistant secall the powers of the commission.

retary. Said secretary and assist- A vacancy in the commission shall ant secretary shall hold their offices not impair the right of the remainor connection with the commission ing commissioners to exercise all

at the pleasure of the commission. The commission shall have an

the powers of the commission. Each commissioner shall receive a

The commission shall have an official seal, which shall be judicially salary of $10,000 per annum.

The official seal, which shall be judicially noticed.

secretary of the commission shall noticed.
receive a salary of $5,000 per annum.
The assistant secretary shall receive
a salary of $4,000 per annum. In
case of a vacancy in the office of any
commissioner during his term, an
appointment shall be made by the
President, by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate, to fill
such vacancy, for the unexpired
term.)

[NOTE.—The part in brackets is
from Sec. 2.]

SECTION 2.

HOUSE BILL.

PASSED BY SENATE.

CONFERENCE AGREEMENT.

SEC. 2. That each commissioner

SEC. 2. That each commissioner shall receive a salary of $10,000 a

shall receive a salary of $10,000 a year, payable in the same manner as

year, payable in the same manner the salaries of the judges of the courts

as the salaries of the judges of the of the United States. The commis

courts of the United States. The sion shall appoint a sccretary, who

commission shall appoint a secreshall receive a salary of $5,000 a year,

tary, who shall receive a salary of payable in like manner, and it shall

$5,000 a year, payable in like manhave authority to employ and fix

ner, and it shall have authority to the compensation of such other offi

employ and fix the compensation of cials, clerks, and employees as it

such attorneys, special experts, exmay find necessary for the proper

aminers, clerks, and other employperformance of its duties and as may

ees as it may from time to time find be from time to time appropriated

necessary for the proper performfor by Congress.

ance of its duties and as may be from time to time appropriated for by.

Congress. Sec.5. That, with the exception of The commission shall have such

With the exception of the secrethe secretary and a clerk to each attorneys, accountants, experts, ex

attorneys, accountants, experts, ex- tary, a clerk to each commissioner, commissioner, all employees of the aminers, special agents, and other the attorneys, and such special excommission shall be a part of the employees as may, from time to perts and examiners as the commisclassified civil service, and shall time, be appropriated for by Con- sion may from time to time find enter the service under such rules gress, and shall have authority to necessary for the conduct of its and regulations as may be pre- audit their bills and fix their com- work, all employees of the commisscribed by the commission and by pensation. With the exception of sion shall be a part of the classified the Civil Service Commission. the secretary' and assistant secre- civil service, and shall enter the

tary and one clerk to each of the service under such rules and regula-
commissioners, and such attorneys tions as may be prescribed by the
and experts as may be employed, commission and by the Civil Service
all employees of the commission Commission.
shall be a part of the classified civil
service. The commission shall also
have the power to adopt a seal,
which shall be judicially noticed, and
to rent suitable rooms for the con-

duct of its work.
Until otherwise provided by law
the commission may rent suitable
offices for its use.

All of the expenses of the com- All the expenses of the commis- All of the expenses of the commission, including all necessary ex- sion, including all necessary ex

sion, including all necessary ex- mission, including all necessary expenses for transportation incurred penses for transportation incurred by the commissioners or by their by the commissioners or by their by the commissioners or by their employees under their orders, in employees under their orders in employees under their orders, in making any investigation, or upon making any investigation or upon making any investigation, or upon official business in any other places official business in any other place official business in any other places than in the city of Washington, than in the city of Washington, than in the city of Washington, shall be allowed and paid on the shall be allowed and paid on the shall be allowed and paid on the presentation of itemized vouchers presentation of itemized vouchers presentation of itemized vouchers therefor approved by the com- therefor, approved by the com- therefor approved by the commismission. mission.

sion. Witnesses summoned before the The Auditor for the State and Until otherwise provided by law, commission shall be paid the same other Departments shall receive the commission may rent suitable fees and mileage that are paid wit- and examine all accounts of ex- offices for its use. nesses in the courts of the United penditures of the commission.

The Auditor for the State and States.

Witnesses summoned before the Other Departments shall receive The Auditor for the State and commission shall be paid the same and examine all accounts of expendiOther Departments shall receive fees and mileage that are paid wit

fees and mileage that are paid wit- tures of the commission. and examine all accounts of ex nesses in the courts of the United penditures of the commission. States.

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