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A REVISED ESTIMATE OF APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT
OF STATE, FISCAL YEAR 1949 AMOUNTING TO $1,504,799
MARCH 24 (legislative day, MARCH 15), 1948.-Read; referred to the Committee
on Appropriations and ordered to be printed
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, March 24, 1948. THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE PRO TEMPORE.
SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress a revised estimate of appropriation for the fiscal year 1949 involving an increase of $1,504,799 for the Department of State, in the form of an amendment to the Budget for said fiscal year.
The details of this estimate, the necessity therefor, and the reasons for its submission at this time are set forth in the letter of the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, transmitted herewith, in whose comments and observations thereon I concur. Respectfully yours,
HARRY S. TRUMAN.
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT,
BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,
Washington 25, D. C., March 23, 1948. The PRESIDENT,
The White House. SIR: I have the honor to submit herewith for your consideration a revised estimate of appropriation for the fiscal year 1949 involving an increase of $1,504,799 for the Department of State, in the form of an amendment to the budget for said fiscal year, as follows:
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
On page 829 of the Budget, column 2, under the head “United States
participation in international organizations,” in line 11 of the
$1, 504, 799 After submission of the budget for the fiscal year 1949, by Public Law 409, approved February 6, 1948, the Congress authorized & $5,000 increase in the United States contribution to the Bureau of the Interparliamentary Union for the Promotion of International Arbitration and a $5,000 increase in the amount available for expenses of the United States congressional delegation to the annual meeting of the Union. The amount for participation in 1949 is amended, therefore, to reflect an increase from $20,000 to $30,000.
Authority for participation in the Caribbean Commission was also granted after submission of the 1949 Budget in Public Law 431, approved March 4, 1948. That law authorizes an annual contribution to the expenses of the Commission of not to exceed $142,000. The obligation of this Government to share those expenses is estimated at $135,000 in the fiscal year 1949.
Action by the Governing Board of the Pan American Union after preparation of the 1949 Budget has resulted in the inclusion of expenses of the Inter-American Economic and Social Council within the next year's budget of the Pan American Union. Accordingly, it is possible to delete the amount originally proposed for the United States contribution to the Council.
The Governing Board of the Pan American Union also took action subsequent to submission of the 1949 United States Budget to increase the 1949 budget for the Union and to change the scale of assessments on its member governments. The amount of $347,143, carried in the Budget as an estimate of the United States contribution, is amended to $1,536,352, therefore, to reflect this increase in proposed activities of the Union and a larger United States share in the costs thereof.
Pursuant to action by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, there has been established in Geneva an Economic Commission for Europe with the United States as a member. After organizational phases in the early part of this fiscal year, the Commission has become fully operative as a subordinate body within the United
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guard, Office of Civilian Defense, on duty at the Bonneville substation, Bonneville power project, north of Eugene, Oregon: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with this claim, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.
JOSEPH W. MARTIN, JR., Speaker of the House of Representatives.
A. H. VANDENBERG,
President of the Senate pro tempore. (Endorsement on back of bill:} I certify that this Act originated in the Senate,
CARL A. LOEFFLER, Secretary.