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Amendment numbered 35:
That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 35, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:
In lieu of the sum proposed insert $60,000; and the Senate agree to the same.
Amendment numbered 37:
That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 37, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:
In lieu of the matter inserted by said amendment insert the following: $750,000, of which not more than $100,000 shall be available for the payment of awards under such act of June 30, 1936; and the Senate agree to the same.
Amendment numbered 50:
That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 50, and agree to the same with an amendment. as follows:
In lieu of the matter inserted by said amendment insert the following:
FREEDMEN'S HOSPITAL For an additional amount for the maintenance and operation of Freedmen's Hospital, including the same objects specified under this head in the Department of the Interior Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1937, $10,000, of which amount one-half shall be chargeable to the District of Columbia, and paid in like manner as other appropriations of the District of Columbia are paid.
And the Senate agree to the same.
The committee of conference report in disagreement amendments numbered 6, 10, 30, 46, and 62.
C. A. WOODRUM,
ROBERT L. BACON.
ALVA B. ADAMS,
STATEMENT OF THE MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE
The managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 6730) making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1937, and prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1937, and June 30, 1938, and for other purposes (second deficiency appropriation bill, fiscal year 1937), submit the following statement in explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon and recommended in the accompanying conference report as to each of such amendments, namely:
Amendments nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, relating to the Senate: Appropriates for salaries and expenses of the Senate in the amounts and in the manner proposed by the Senate amendments.
Amendment no. 7: Appropriates $100,000, instead of $175,000, as proposed by the Senate, for the Great Lakes Exposition.
Amendments nos. 8 and 9, relating to the Tennessee Valley Authority: Appropriates $40,166,270, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $44,166,270, as proposed by the House, and inserts the language, proposed by the Senate, for commencement of construction of the dam at or near Gilbertsville, Ky., and for preliminary investigations of sites for dams at or near Watts bar and at or near Coulter Shoals, both in Tennessee. In connection with the reduction of $4,000,000 in direct appropriation by Senate amendment no. 9, the managers on the part of the House report in disagreement Senate amendment no. 10, & contract authorization of $4,000,000 stricken from the bill in the House, in which concurrence will be recommended to replace the reduction of $4,000,000 of direct appropriation above referred to.
Amendments nos. 11 to 29, inclusive, 31, 32, and 33, relating to the District of Columbia and payable from District revenues: The matters involved in these amendments were transmitted to the Senate after the bill had passed the House and involved items not presented to the House during the original consideration of the bill. The total amount involved by the Senate amendments to which the House agrees is $337,355.48; this amount is made up as follows: $74,855.48 is occasioned by judgments, refunds, audited claims, and amounts due other departments of the Federal Government for services rendered the District in fiscal years prior to the current fiscal year; $32,000 is due to fees of jurors and witnesses and other current expenses of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ; $80,500 is occasioned by additional maintenance costs and increased population for four District institutions; and $150,000 is required on account of construction costs for five school projects which cannot be built under the original plans and within the original appropriation, due to rise in construction costs since the estimates were made.
Amendments nos. 34 and 35, relating to the Bureau of Fisheries: Appropriates $60,000 for the removal and reestablishment of the Little White Salmon fish-cultural station in the State of Washington,
instead of $50,000, as proposed by the House, and $65,000, as proposed by the Senate, and limits the amount to be expended for a site to $6,000, instead of $7,500, as proposed by the Senate, and $4,000, as proposed by the House.
Amendments nos. 36 and 37, relating to the War Minerals Relief Commission: Appropriates $750,000, as proposed by the House, instead of $550,000, as proposed by the Senate, and makes the amount available, as proposed by the Senate, for the payment of operations' claims as authorized by the act of June 30, 1936, as proposed by the Senate, but raises the amount which may be so used from $50,000 to $100,000.
Amendments nos. 38 to 45, inclusive, 47, 48, and 49, relating to the Bureau of Indian Affairs: Appropriates as follows for items transmitted to the Senate after the bill had passed the House: $412.65 for the fiscal year 1935 for payment to Indians of Sioux Reservations; $7,500 for suppressing contagious diseases among livestock of Indians on the Mescalero Reservation, N. Mex.; $500 from tribal funds for operation and maintenance of the San Xavier irrigation project, Arizona; $6,500 for improvement and maintenance of the gation system, Colorado River Reservation, Ariz.; $80,000 for repairs to the Žuni Dam, Zuni Indian Pueblo, N. Mex.; $222.54, fiscal year 1931, for payment of balance due in connection with the construction of a new vessel for the Alaskan Indian Service; $9,000 from tribal funds for support of hospitals for the Chippewa Indians in Minnesota; and $40,000 for the Annette Islands, Alaska; and strikes out the following items: An increase from $65,000 to $75,000 in the amount for administrative expenses in connection with the revolving fund for loans to Indians and Indian corporations, 1937, and authority for a change in the act of June 7, 1935, relative to public schools in Glacier County, Mont.
Amendment no. 50: Appropriates $10,000 instead of $13,000, as proposed by the Senate, for maintenance of Freedmen's Hospital.
Amendments nos. 51, 52, and 53, relating to the Department of Justice: Appropriates $16,000, as proposed by the House, instead of $7,500, as proposed by the Senate, for departmental contingent expenses; inserts the appropriation of $33,000, as proposed by the Senate, for salaries, fees, and expenses of marshals; and strikes out the appropriation of $40,000, proposed by the Senate, for pay of special assistant attorneys for the fiscal year 1937.
Amendments nos. 54 and 55: Appropriates $160,000, as proposed by the Senate, for continuation of improvement of the water front at the Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Va.
Amendments nos. 56, 57, and 58, relating to the Post Office Department: Appropriates $6,500,000, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $6,000,000, as proposed by the House, for clerks at first- and secondclass post offices; appropriates $225,000, as proposed by the Serate, instead of $200,000, as proposed by the House, for clerks at third-class post offices; and appropriates $5,300,000, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $4,500,000, as proposed by the House, for railroad transportation of mail.
Amendment no. 59: Strikes out the reappropriation, inserted by the Senate, for the Interparliamentary Union.
Amendment no. 60: Appropriates $125,000, as proposed by the Senate, for collection of the customs revenues,
year 1937. Amendment no. 61: Appropriates $50,000, as proposed by the Senate, for the Bureau of Narcotics, Treasury Department, fiscal year 1937.
The committee of conference report in disagreement the following amendments:
Amendment no. 6: Appropriating $100,000 for books for the adult blind.
Amendment no. 10: Granting the Tennessee Valley Authority a contract authorization of $4,000,000 in lieu of a direct appropriation of that amount.
Amendment no. 30: Appropriating $95,748.91 for payment of a final judgment against the District of Columbia from the gasoline-tax fund of such District.
Amendment no. 46: Appropriating $100,000 for the construction and equipment of a hospital for the Indian Service at Point Barrow, Alaska.
Amendment no. 62: Continuing during the fiscal year 1938 the suspension of the reenlistment gratuity for enlisted personnel of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
C. A. WOODRUM,
ROBERT L. BACON,