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of such State is of (ii) the sum of such allotment and the amount of 1954 State funds.

"(D) The 1954 State funds for any State shall be the amount of State and other nonFederal funds available for expenditures, under such State's plan approved under this act, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, as estimated by the Secretary for purposes of determining such State's allotment for such year for such expenditures.

"(4) If in any State there is, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, and during any subsequent fiscal year ending prior to July 1, 1962, a separate State agency administering or supervising the administration of that part of the State plan under which vocational rehabilitation services are provided for the blind, separate adjusted Federal shares shall be established for each such subsequent fiscal year for such agency and for the State agency administering or supervising the administration of the remainder of the State plan, and for purposes of paragraph (2) of this subsection

"(A) the 1954 Federal share for each shall be the percentage which (i) the portion of the State's allotment for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, which was made available to each, is of (ii) the portion of the sum of such allotment and the amount of 1954 State funds available to each for expenditures, under the State plan approved under this act, during such year; and

"(B) the portion of the allotment referred to in subparagraph (A) of such paragraph (2) for each shall be the portion of the State's allotment allocated to each pursuant to clause (A) of subsection (a) (4) (or, in the case of any year ending after June 30, 1959, the portion which would be allocated to each upon application of such clause (A)).

"GRANTS TO STATES FOR EXTENSION AND
IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

"SEC. 3. (a) (1) From the sums available for any fiscal year for grants to States to assist them in initiating projects for the extension and improvement of vocational rehabilitation services, each State shall be entitled to an allotment of an amount bearing the same ratio to such sums as the population of such States bears to the population of all the States. The allotment to any State under the preceding sentence for any fiscal year which is less than $5,000 (or such other amount as may be specified as a minimum allotment in the act appropriating such sums for such year) shall be increased to that amount, the total of the increases thereby required being derived by proportionately reducing the allotments to each of the remaining States under the preceding sentence, but with such adjustments as may be necessary to prevent the allotment of any of such remaining States from being thereby reduced to less than that amount.

"(2) From each State's allotment available for such purpose for any fiscal year, the Secretary shall pay to such State a portion of the cost of approved projects for the extension and improvement of vocational rehabilitation services (including their administration) under the State plan. The Secretary shall approve any project for purposes of this section only if the plan of such State approved under section 5 includes such project or is modified to include it and only if he finds the project constitutes an extension or improvement of vocational rehabilitation services under the State plan or will contribute materially to such an extension or improvement.

"(b) Payments under this section with respect to any project may be made for a period of not to exceed 6 years beginning with the commencement of the first fiscal year for which any payment is made with respect to such projects from an allotment under this section. To the extent permitted by the State's allotments under this section, such payments with respect to any project

shall be equal to 75 percent of the cost of such project for the first biennium in such period, 50 percent of such cost for the second biennium in such period, and 25 percent of such cost for the last biennium in such period, except that, at the request of the State, such payments may be less than such percentage of the cost of such project.

"(c) No payment may be made from an allotment under this section with respect to any cost with respect to which any payment is made under section 2.

"(d) In the case of any State for which there is a separate State agency administering or supervising the administration of the part of a State plan under which vocational rehabilitation services are provided for the blind, the State's allotment under this section shall be divided between such agency and the State agency administering (or supervising the administration of) the remainder of the State plan in the same proportion as the Secretary estimates at the beginning of the year State and other non.Federal funds will be available, during the fiscal year for which the allotment is made, for meeting the cost of vocational rehabilitation services under the two portions of the State plan.

"GRANTS FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS

"SEC. 4. (a) From the sums available therefore for any fiscal year, the Secretary shall make grants to States, and public and other nonprofit organizations and agencies for paying part of the cost of projects (including training and traineeships) which, in the judgment of the Secretary, hold unique promise of making a substantial contribution to the solution of vocational rehabilitation problems common to all or several States, and of projects or measures directed at meeting vocational rehabilitation problems of special national significance

concern.

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"(b) The Secretary shall be authorized to cooperate in assisting with the financing of a pilot demonstration rehabilitation center in the metropolitan Washington area to be used as a guide for rehabilitation centers which may be set up later in other parts of the country. Sums made available for such a pilot demonstration center in the Washington area shall not exceed $1 million a year to be expended for such services as hospitalization, domiciliary care, and rehabilitation training, including costs of board and room of trainees and other services essential to the program as in the discretion of the Secretary deems desirable. The services of such a pilot demonstration rehabilitation center in the metropolitan Washington area shall be made available to area civil service employees as well as to other patients. "(c) Payments under this section may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement for services performed and purchases made, as may be determined by the Secretary; and shall be made on such conditions as the Secretary finds necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

"(d) (1) There is hereby established in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare a National Advisory Council on Vocational Rehabilitation, consisting of the Secretary, or his designee, who shall be Chairman, and 12 members appointed without regard to civil-service laws by the Secretary. The 12 appointed members shall be leaders in flelds concerned with vocational rehabilitation or in public affairs, and 6 of such 12 shall be selected from leading medical, educational, or scientific authorities who are outstanding for their work in the vocational rehabilitation of disabled persons. Three of the 12 appointed members shall be persons who are themselves physically handicapped. Each appointed member of the Council shall hold office for a term of 4 years, except that any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor is appointed shall be

appointed for the remainder of such term and except that, of the members first appointed, 3 shall hold office for a term of 3 years, 3 shall hold office for a term of 2 years, and 3 shall hold office for a term of 1 year, as designated by the Secretary at the time of appointment. None of such 12 members shall be eligible for reappointment until a year has elapsed after the end of his preceding term.

"(2) The Council is authorized to review applications for special projects submitted to the Secretary under this section and recommend to the Secretary for grants under this section any such projects or any projects initiated by it which it believes show promise of making valuable contributions to the vocational rehabilitation of disabled persons. The Secretary is authorized to utilize the services of any member or members of the Council in connection with matters relating to the administration of this section, for such periods, in addition to conference periods, as he may determine.

"(3) Appointed members of the council, while attending meetings of the Council or while otherwise serving at the request of the Secretary, shall be entitled to receive compensation at a rate to be fixed by the Secretary, but not exceeding $50 per diem, and shall also be entitled to receive an allowance for actual and necessary traveling and subsistence expenses while so serving away from their places of residence.

"(4) The Secretary shall transmit to the Congress annually a report concerning the special projects initiated under this section, the recommendations of the National Advisory Council on Vocational Rehabilitation, and any action taken with respect to such recommendations.

"STATE PLANS

"SEC. 5. (a) To be approvable under this act, a State plan for vocational rehabilitation services shall

"(1) designate the State agency administering or supervising the administration of vocational education in the State, or a State rehabilitation agency (primarily concerned with vocational rehabilitation), as the sole State agency to administer the plan or to supervise its administration in a political subdivision of the State by a sole local agency of such political subdivision, except that where under the State's law, the State blind commission, or other agency which provides assistance or services to the adult blind, is authorized to provide them vocational rehabilitation services, such State blind commission or other State agency may be designated as the sole State agency to administer the part of the plan under which vocational rehabilitation services are provided for the blind (or to supervise the administration of such part in a political subdivision of the State by a sole local agency of such political subdivision) and the State vocational education agency or the State rehabilitation agency shall be designated as the sole State agency with respect to the rest of the State plan;

"(2) provide for financial participation by the State, and provide that the plan shall be in effect in all political subdivisions of the State;

"(3) show the plan, policies, and methods to be followed in carrying out the work under the State plan and in its administration and supervision;

"(4) provide such methods of administration, other than methods relating to the establishment and maintenance of personnel standards, as are found by the Secretary to be necessary for the proper and efficient administration of the plan;

"(5) contain (A) provisions relating to the establishment and maintenance of personnel standards, including provisions relating to the tenure, selection, appointment, and qualifications of personnel, and (B) provisions relating to the establishment and

operators of vending stands within same Federal buildings.

maintenance of minimum standards governing the facilities and personnel utilized in the provision of vocational rehabilitation services;

"(6) provide that, in addition to training, maintenance, placement, and guidance, physical restoration services will be provided under the plan;

"(7) provide that the State agency will make such reports, in such form and containing such information, as the Secretary may from time to time reasonably require to carry out his functions under this act, and comply with such provisions as he may from time to time find necessary to assure the correctness and verification of such reports;

"(8) provide for cooperation by the State agency with, and the utilization of the services of, the State agency administering the State's public assistance program, and the Bureau of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (Department of Health, Education, and Welfare) and of other Federal, State, and local public agencies providing services relating to vocational rehabilitation services; and

"(9) provide for entering into cooperative arrangements with the system of public employment offices in the State and the utilization of the services of such offices.

"(b) The Secretary shall approve any plan which the Secretary finds fulfills the conditions specified in subsection (a) of this section.

"(c) Whenever the Secretary, after reasonable notice and opportunity for hearing to the State agency administering or supervising the administration of the State plan approved under this section, finds that—

"(1) the plan has been so changed that it no longer complies with the requirements of subsection (a) of this section; or

"(2) in the administration of the plan there is a failure to comply substantially with any such provision;

the Secretary shall notify such State agency that no further payments will be made to the State under section 2 or 3 (or, in his discretion, that further payments will not be made to the State for projects under or parts of the State plan affected by such failure), until he is satisfied that there is no longer any such failure. Until he is so satisfied the Secretary shall make no further payments to such State under section 2 or 3 (or shall limit payments to projects under or parts of the State plan in which there is no such failure).

"(d) (1) If any State is dissatisfied with the Secretary's action under subsection (c) of this section, such State may appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the circuit in which such State is located. The summons and notice of appeal may be served at any place in the United States. The Secretary shall forthwith certify and file in the court the transcript of the proceedings and the record on which he based his action.

"(2) The findings of fact by the Secretary, unless substantially contrary to the weight of the evidence, shall be conclusive; but the court, for good cause shown, may remand the case to the Secretary to take further evidence, and the Secretary may thereupon make new or modified findings of fact and may modify his previous action, and shall certify to the court the transcript and record of the further proceedings. Such new or modified findings of fact shall likewise be conclusive unless substantially contrary to the weight of the evidence.

"(3) The court shall have jurisdiction to affirm the action of the Secretary or to set it aside, in whole or in part. The judgment of the court shall be subject to review by the Supreme Court of the United States upon certiorari or certification as provided in title 28, United States Code, section 1254.

"SEC. 6. Preference for the installation and/or operation of vending machines within Federal buildings shall be given to blind

"METHOD OF COMPUTING AND MAKING
PAYMENTS

"SEC. 7. The method of computing and paying amounts pursuant to section 2 or 3 shall be as follows:

"(a) The Secretary shall, prior to the beginning of each calendar quarter or other period prescribed by him, estimate the amount to be paid to each State under the provisions of such section for such period,

such estimate to be based on such records of the State and information furnished by it, and such other investigation, as the Secretary may find necessary.

"(b) The Secretary shall pay, from the allotment available therefor, the amount so estimated by him for such period, reduced or increased, as the case may be, by any sum (not previously adjusted under this subsection) by which he finds that his estimate of the amount to be paid the State for any prior period under such section was greater or less than the amount which should have been paid to the State for such prior period under such action. Such payments shall be made prior to audit or settlement by the General Accounting Office, shall be made through the disbursing facilities of the Treasury Department, and shall be made in such installments as the Secretary may determine.

"ADMINISTRATION

"SEC. 8. (a) In carrying out his duties under this act, the Secretary shall

"(1) make studies, investigations, demonstrations, and reports with respect to abilities, aptitudes, and capacities of handicapped individuals, development of their potentialities, and their utilization in gainful and suitable employment;

"(2) cooperate with and render technical assistance to States in matters relating to the vocational rehabilitation of disabled individuals;

"(3) provide short-term training and instruction in technical matters relating to vocational rehabilitation services, including the establishment and maintenance of such research fellowships and traineeships, with such stipends and allowances (including travel and subsistence expenses), as he may deem necessary; and

"(4) disseminate information as to the studies, investigations, demonstrations, and reports referred to in paragraph (1) and other matters relating to vocational rehabilitation services, and otherwise promote the cause of rehabilitation of disabled individuals and their greater utilization in gainful and suitable employment.

"(b) The Secretary is authorized to make rules and regulations governing the administration of this act, and to delegate to any officer or employee of the United States such of his powers and duties, except the making of rules and regulations, as he finds necessary in carrying out the purposes of this act. "REPORTS

"SEC. 9. Annual reports shall be made to the Congress by the Secretary as to the administration of this act.

"AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATION FOR
ADMINISTRATION

"SEC. 10. There are hereby authorized to be included for each fiscal year in the appropriations for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare such sums as are necessary to administer the provisions of this act. "DEFINITIONS

"SEC. 11. For purposes of this act— "(a) The term 'vocational rehabilitation services' means diagnostic and related services (including transportation) incidental to the determination of eligibility for and the nature and scope of services to be provided; training, guidance and placement services

for disabled individuals; and, in the case of any such individual found to require financial assistance with respect thereto, after full consideration of his eligibility for any similar benefit by way of pension, compensation, and insurance, any other goods and services necessary to render such individual fit to engage in a remunerative occupation, including the following physical restoration and other goods and services—

"(1) corrective surgery or therapeutic treatment necessary to correct or substantially modify a physical or mental condition which is stable or slowly progressive and constitutes a substantial handicap to employment, but is of such a nature that such correction or modification may reasonably be expected to eliminate or substantially reduce such handicap within a reasonable length of time;

"(2) necessary hospitalization in connection with surgery or treatment specified in subparagraph (1);

"(3) such prosthetic devices as are essential to obtaining or retaining employment; "(4) maintenance, not exceeding the estimated cost of subsistence, during rehabilitation;

"(5) tools, equipment, initial stocks and supplies (including equipment and initial stocks and supplies for vending stands), books, and training materials, to any or all of which the State may retain legal title; and

"(6) transportation (except where necessary in connection with determination of eligibility or nature and scope of services) and occupational licenses.

Such term also includes

"(7) the acquisition of vending stands or other equipment and initial stocks and supplies for use by severely disabled persons in any type of small business the operation of which will be improved through management and supervision by the State agency; and

"(8) the establishment of public and other nonprofit rehabilitation facilities to provide services for disabled individuals and the establishment of public and other nonprofit workshops for the severely disabled.

"(b) The term 'disabled individual' means any individual who is under a physical or mental disability which constitutes a substantial handicap to employment, but which is of such a nature that vocational rehabilitation services may reasonably be expected to render him fit to engage in a remunerative occupation.

"(c) The term 'rehabilitation facility' means a facility operated for the primary purpose of assisting in the rehabilitation of disabled persons

"(1) which provides one or more of the following types of services:

"(A) testing, fitting, or training in the use of prosthetic devices;

"(B) prevocational or conditioning therapy;

"(C) physical or occupational therapy; "(D) adjustment training; or

"(E) evaluation or control of special disabilities; or

"(2) through which is provided an integrated program of medical, psychological, social, and vocational evaluation and services under competent professional supervision: Provided, That the major portion of such evaluation and services are furnished within the facility and that all medical and related health services are prescribed by, or are under the formal supervision of, persons licensed to practice medicine or surgery in the State.

"(d) The term 'workshop' means a place where any manufacture or handiwork is carried on and which is operated for the primary purpose of providing remunerative employment to severely disabled individuals who cannot be readily absorbed in the competitive labor market.

"(e) The term 'nonprofit', when used with respect to a rehabilitation facility or a workshop, means a rehabilitation facility and a workshop, respectively, owned and operated by a corporation or association, no part of the net earnings of which inures, or may lawfully inure, to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

"(f) Establishment of a workshop or rehabilitation facility means

"(1) in the case of a workshop, the expansion, remodeling, or alteration of existing buildings, necessary to adapt such buildings to workshop purposes or to increase the employment opportunities in workshops, and the acquisition of initial equipment necessary for new workshops or to increase the employment opportunities in workshops;

and

"(k) The term 'Secretary', except when the context otherwise requires, means the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

"TRANSITION PROVISIONS

"SEC. 12. In the case of any State which, immediately prior to July 1, 1954, was carrying on a vocational-rehabilitation program under a State plan approved under this act, such State plan shall be deemed to be a State plan approved under section 5 of this act until (a) the Secretary finds, after reasonable notice and opportunity for a hearing to the State agency, that such plan has been so changed that it no longer complies with any provision required to be included in such plan under this act as in effect prior to the enactment of the Vocational Rehabilitation Amendments of 1954, or in the administration of such plan there is a failure to

"(2) in the case of a rehabilitation facility, comply substantially with any such pro

the expansion, remodeling, or alteration of existing buildings, and initial equipment of such buildings, necessary to adapt such buildings to rehabilitation facility purposes or to increase their effectiveness for such purpose (subject, however, to such limitation as the Secretary may by regulations prescribe in order to prevent impairment of the objective of, or duplication of, other Federal laws providing Federal assistance to States in the construction of such facilities) and initial staffing thereof (for a period not exceeding 1 year).

"(g) The term 'State' includes Alaska, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, and for purposes of section 4, includes also Guam.

"(h) (1) The 'allotment percentage' for any State shall be 100 percent less that percentage which bears the same ratio to 50 percent as the per capita income of such State bears to the per capita income of the continental United States (excluding Alaska), except that (A) the allotment percentage shall in no case be more than 75 percent or less than 333 percent, and (B) the allotment percentage for Hawaii shall be 50 percent, and the allotment percentage for Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands shall be 75 percent.

"(2) The allotment percentages shall be promulgated by the Secretary between July 1 and August 31 of each even-numbered year, on the basis of the average of the per capita incomes of the States and of the continental United States for the three most recent consecutive years for which satisfactory data are available from the Department of Commerce. Such promulgation shall be conclusive for each of the 2 fiscal years in the period beginning July 1 next succeeding such promulgation: Provided, That the Secretary shall promulgate such percentages as soon as possible after the enactment of the Vocational Rehabilitation Amendments of 1954, which promulgation shall be conclusive for the 3 fiscal years in the period ending June 30, 1957.

"(i) The Federal share' for any State for any fiscal year shall be 100 percent less that percentage which bears the same ratio to 45 percent as the per capita income of such State bears to the per capita income of the continental United States (excluding Alaska), except that (A) the Federal share shall in no case exceed 65 percent nor be less than 45 percent, and (B) the Federal share for Hawaii and Alaska shall be 55 percent, and the Federal share for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands shall be 65 percent. In computing the Federal share of a State for a fiscal year, the Secretary shall use the same figures for per capita incomes of the States and of the United States as he used in computing the allotment percentage of such State for such year.

"(j) The population of the several States shall be determined on the basis of the latest

vision, or (b) the plan is superseded by a
plan approved under section 5 of this act, or
(c) July 1, 1955, whichever occurs first.
"SHORT TITLE

"SEC. 13. This act may be cited as the
'Vocational Rehabilitation Act'."

EFFECTIVE DATE

SEC. 3. The amendments made by section
2 shall become effective July 1, 1954.
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM IN THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

SEC. 4. (a) The personnel, property, rec-
ords, and unexpended balances of appropria-
tions, allocations, and other funds (available
or to be made available), which the Director
of the Bureau of the Budget determines re-
late primarily to the provision of vocational
rehabilitation services in the District of
Columbia or the performance of functions
of a State licensing agency under the act
of June 20, 1936 (20 U. S. C., ch. 6A), shall
be transferred, within 90 days after the en-
actment of this act, from the Department of
Health, Education, and Welfare to the
Municipal Government of the District of
Columbia for use in providing such services
in the District of Columbia, but no funds
transferred hereunder shall be used for any
purposes other than the purposes for which
they were appropriated.

(b) The Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia is hereby authorized, within available appropriations including transferred funds, to take such action as may be necessary to secure for the District of Columbia the benefits of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, as amended by this act, and the act of June 20, 1936 (20 U. S. C., ch. 6A).

(c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in section 2 or any other provision of this act, the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare is authorized to continue the performance of functions relating to the provision of vocational rehabilitation services in the District of Columbia until completion of the transfer provided in subsection (a) in like manner as such functions were being performed by such Secretary immediately prior to the enactment of this act.

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CONVEYING CERTAIN LANDS TO
BOARD OF EDUCATION OF PRINCE
GEORGES COUNTY, UPPER MARL-
BORO, MD.

Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's desk the bill (H. R. 4496) with Senate amendment thereto and concur in the Senate amendment.

The Clerk read the title of the bill. The Clerk read the Senate amendment as follows:

Page 2, line 12, after "America", insert "(a) all right, title, and interest in and to any and all oil, gas, hydrocarbons, minerals, or other ores, and source of fissionable materials and substance, together with the right to prospect for, mine, extract, and remove the same, and (b).”

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Pennsylvania?

Mr. BAILEY. Mr. Speaker, reserving the right to object, I would like to have the distinguished gentleman explain these amendments.

Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. Speaker, I will be glad to. Our colleague [Mr. SMALL] of Maryland introduced this bill in April of this year. It is a bill to authorize and direct the conveyance of certain lands to the Board of Education of Prince Georges County, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, so as to permit the construction of public educational facilities urgently required as a result of increased defense and other essential Federal activities in that area.

This bill was considered thoroughly by our committee. The gentleman from Texas [Mr. LUCAS] offered an

Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. Speaker, I amendment to strike out the part which offer an amendment.

The Clerk read as follows:

Amendment offered by Mr. McCONNELL: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the provisions of the bill H. R. 9640 as it passed the House.

The amendment was agreed to.

The bill was ordered to be read a third time, was read the third time, and passed, and a motion to reconsider was

laid on the table.

Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to take from the figures furnished by the Department of Speaker's desk the bill (S. 2759) to amend the Vocational Rehabilitation Act

Commerce.

reserved to the Federal Government the mineral rights under the land. I spoke to him today, and he informed me that he would not object to the mineral reservation being in this particular bill. He said he would not object to that at this time because of the urgency for action. The school district wants to construct additional facilities. In view of the Senate action, and the need for quick action by the school board, he feels he would not wish to continue his objection. Normally, Mr. Lucas disagrees with the insertion of a provision reserving mineral rights to the Federal Government when ground is sold for a

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Mr. HOFFMAN of Michigan. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent for the immediate consideration of the bill (H. R. 179) to amend section 7 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946, as amended.

There being no objection, the Clerk read the bill, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That section 7 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 806; 5 U. S. C. 73b-3), as amended, is further amended by changing the period at the end thereof to a colon and adding the following: "Provided further, That expenses of return travel and transportation, including authorized dependents but excluding household effects, from their posts of duty outside the continental United States to the places of actual residence at time of appointment to such overseas posts of duty, shall be allowed in the case of persons who have satisfactorily completed an agreed period of service overseas and are returning to their actual place of residence for the purpose of taking leave prior to serving another tour of duty at the same overseas post, under a new written agreement entered into before departing from the overseas post: Provided further, That expenses of transportation and of the immediate family and shipment of household effects of any employee from the post of duty of such employee outside continental United States to place of actual residence at time of appointment shall be allowed, prior to the return of such employee to the United States, when the employee has acquired eligibility for such transportation or when the public interest requires the return of the dependents for compelling personal reasons of a humanitarian or compassionate nature, such as may involve physical or mental health, death of any member of the immediate family, or obligation imposed by authority or circumstances over which the individual has no control: And provided further, That when an employee returns his immediate family and household goods to the United States, at his own expense prior to his return and for other than reasons of public interest, the Government shall reimburse him for proper transportation expenses at such time as he acquires eligibility."

With the following committee amendments:

Page 1, line 5, strike out "thereof" and insert "of the first sentence."

Page 1, line 7, strike out "return" and insert "round trip."

Page 1, line 7, after "travel", insert "of employee."

Page 1, line 8, strike out "including authorized dependents" and insert "of immediate family."

Page 2, line 2, after "appointment", insert "or transfer."

Page 2, line 7, after "same", insert "or some other."

Page 2, line 10, strike out "and."

Page 2, line 13, strike out "at time of appointment."

Page 2, line 14, insert "not in excess of one time."

Page 2, line 15, after "United States", insert "including its Territories and possessions."

Page 2, line 18, strike out "dependents" and insert "immediate family."

Page 2, line 24, after "United States", insert "including its Territories and possessions."

Page 3, line 5, insert "therefor." The committee agreed to.

amendments

were

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, was read the third time, and passed, and a motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

no degrees twenty-one minutes west a distance of thirty feet to the southerly right-ofway boundary of said county road; thence along said southerly right-of-way boundary, north eighty-nine degrees three minutes west a distance of one hundred fifty-four and six-tenths feet to the true point of beginning; thence leaving said southerly boundary south no degrees twenty-one minutes west, a distance of five hundred and thirty-two feet to a point; thence north eighty-nine degrees three minutes west a distance of two hundred and thirteen feet to a point, thence north no degrees twenty-one minutes east a distance of five hundred and thirty-two feet to said southerly right-of-way boundary; thence along said southerly right-of-way boundary south eighty-nine degrees three minutes east a distance of two hundred and thirteen feet to the true point of beginning and containing an area of two and sixty onehundredths acres more or less, and shall be conveyed together with all buildings, improvements thereon, and all appurtenances and utilities belonging or appertaining thereto, and the General Services Administration shall execute and deliver in the name of the United States in its behalf any and all contracts, conveyances, or other instruments as may be necessary to effectuate the said transfer: Provided, That there shall be reserved to the United States all minerals, including oil and gas, in the lands authorized for conveyance of this section.

There shall be reserved to the United States, in the conveyance of the above-described lands, rights of ingress and egress over roads in the above-described lands serv

TRANSFER OF CERTAIN PROPERTY ing buildings or other works operated by the

OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

Mr. HOFFMAN of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent for the immediate consideration of the bill (H. R. 8020) authorizing the transfer of certain property of the United States Government-in Klamath Falls, Oreg.to the State of Oregon.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Michigan?

Mr. McCORMACK. Mr. Speaker, reserving the right to object, I think the record should show-and I will ask my friend, the gentleman from Michigan, chairman of the committee, if I am not correct-that the Committee on Government Operations unanimously intended that there should be no consideration paid by the county or the political subdivision that will be the beneficiary if this bill becomes law; is that correct?

Mr. HOFFMAN of Michigan. May I say to my very dear and distinguished friend from Massachusetts, for whom I have the greatest admiration and affection, that he is correct.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Michigan?

There was no objection.

The Clerk read the bill, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That the General Services Administration be, and is hereby, authorized to transfer to the State of Oregon certain property of the United States Government situated in Klamath Falls, Oreg., and described as follows:

Commencing at the north quarter corner of said section 22, thence, leaving said north quarter corner, south no degrees twenty-one minutes west a distance of one thousand three hundred and forty-three feet to the center line of the county road known as the Joe Wright Road; thence continuing south

United States or its successors or assigns in connection with the Klamath project. There shall be further reserved in said lands all rights-of-way for waterlines, sewer lines, telephone and telegraph lines, powerlines, and such other utilities as now exist, or may become necessary to the operation of said Klamath project.

Such conveyance shall contain a provision that said property shall be used primarily for training of the National Guard or Air National Guard and for other military purposes, and that, if the State of Oregon shall cease to use the property so conveyed for the primary purposes intended, then title thereto shall immediately revert to the United States and, in addition, all improvements made by the State of Oregon during its occupancy shall vest in the United States without payment of compensation therefor.

Such conveyance shall contain the further provision, that whenever the Congress of the United States shall declare a state of war or other national emergency, or the President declares a state of emergency to exist, and upon the determination by the appropriate Secretary that the property so conveyed is useful or necessary for military, air,

or naval purposes, or in the interest of national defense, the United States shall have the right, without obligation to make payment of any kind, to reenter upon the property and use the same or any part thereof, including any and all improvements made by the State of Oregon for the duration of such state of war or other national emergency and upon the cessation thereof plus 6 months said property is to revert to the State of Oregon together with any or all facilities and improvements, appurtenances, and utilities thereon or appertaining thereto.

With the following committee amendments:

Page 1, in the title of the bill, strike out "Falls" and insert "County." Page 1, line 5, strike out "Falls" and insert "County."

Page 1, line 6, after the colon insert "All that portion of SW4 NW4 and the SE1⁄4 NW of Section 22, Township 39 South,

Range 9 East, Willamette Meridian, Klamath County, Oregon, described as follows."

Page 4, line 13, after "thereto", insert a comma and the following: "other than those hereinabove reserved to the United States.

"SEC. 2. The property herein transferred shall, within the provisions of Title 40, U. S. C. Supp., Chapter 10, titled 'Management and Disposal of Government property,' Subchapter II, Section 484 (k) (2) (D) (40 U. S. C. Supp., 484 (k) (2) (D))."

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SPECIAL ORDERS GRANTED

Mr. PHILLIPS. Mr. Speaker, because of the lateness of the hour and the fact that there is still more business to be transacted, I ask unanimous consent that I may vacate the special order reserved for today and make the same reservation for Monday.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from California?

There was no objection.

Mr. COOPER. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that the special order I have following the gentleman from California may be vacated for today and renewed for Monday next, immediately following the gentleman from California.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Tennessee?

There was no objection.

Mr. VURSELL. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to address the House for 15 minutes on Monday next, following any special orders heretofore entered.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Illinois?

There was no objection.

CHIEF JOSEPH DAM

Mr. MILLER of Nebraska. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table the bill (H. R. 4854) dealing with the construction of the Foster Creek Division of Chief Joseph Dam, with Senate amendments thereto, disagree to the Senate amendments, and ask for a conference with the Senate.

The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Nebraska? [After a pause.] The Chair hears none, and appoints the following conferees: Messrs. D'EWART, RHODES Of Arizona, HoSMER, ENGLE, and ASPINALL.

ESPIONAGE AND SABOTAGE ACT OF 1954

Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I call up House resolution (H. Res. 619) and ask for its immediate consideration.

The Clerk read the resolution, as follows:

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this

resolution it shall be in order to move that

the House resolve itself into the Committee

of the Whole House on the State of the Union for the consideration of the bill (H. R. 9580) to revise and extend the laws relating to espionage and sabotage, and for other purposes. After general debate, which shall be confined to the bill, and shall continue not to exceed 1 hour, to be equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary, the bill shall be read for amendment under the 5-minute rule. At the conclusion of the consideration of the bill for amendment, the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted, and the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit.

Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I yield 30 minutes to the gentleman from Virginia [Mr. SMITH], and at this time I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Mr. Speaker, this rule makes in order H. R. 9580. The resolution provides for 1 hour of general debate. This is an open rule.

The bill, H. R. 9580, was reported unanimously from the Committee on the Judiciary. While this measure contains quite a few pages, it is a relatively simple bill. Much of the language in the bill is a repetition of existing law.

Briefly, here is what the bill purports to do. It brings up to date the terminology in our espionage and sabotage statutes, to include what we might call the more modern techniques of war; germ warfare, atom warfare, hydrogen warfare, and so forth. Language is added to the existing law which would make the statute applicable in the more modern phases of war and espionage activity.

It also makes the espionage statutes applicable both in war and in peace. At present the distinction between a wartime and a peacetime state of affairs is rather shadowy. Sometimes it is a very close proposition as to whether we are at war or peace. So it was felt that these statutes should be made applicable in peacetime. Sabotage committed a week before we are in a war might be just as serious as if it were done a week after.

Also, this bill would eliminate the statute of limitations in espionage cases, which is now 10 years. It would make possible the death penalty in these cases, but does not make it mandatory.

The one other thing which this bill purports to do is to make applicable the Alien Registration Act to people who are trained in espionage in foreign countries who come to this country. They would be required under this bill to register as if they were alien agents who are covered under the existing law.

This bill, then, brings up to date, modernizes, and tightens up the laws providing for the internal security of this. country.

I trust the resolution will be adopted. Mr. SMITH of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I yield 10 minutes to the gentleman from Texas [Mr. DIES].

Mr. DIES. Mr. Speaker, this bill seeks to tighten up existing law with reference to espionage and sabotage. It is on the whole a good bill. However, there is a provision in the bill that I do not quite

understand. No doubt the committee will have an explanation for it. That is the provision which will require the registration of those persons who have knowledge of or have received an assignment in the espionage, counterespionage, or sabotage service or tactics of a foreign government or a foreign political party. I doubt very seriously that you can accomplish any good by seeking to require registration of alien saboteurs, or spies, or of alien Communists.

I want at this time to urge the subcommittee to report favorably my bill to outlaw the Communist Party and its various components or subsidiary, auxiliary, and frontal organizations. As I have said upon previous occasions, there is no way to deal effectively with the Communist conspiracy in the United States as long as you recognize its legal entity.

I call your attention to a very significant fact that has been overlooked. When President Roosevelt agreed to recognize the Soviet Union in 1933 he had an agreement with Litvinov, an agreement that was binding on the Soviet Union. Under the terms of that agreement it was agreed "not to permit the formation or residence on its territory—that is, the territory of the United States of any organization or group, and to prevent the activities on its territory of any organization or group of representatives or officials of any organization or group which has as an aim the overthrow or the preparation for the overthrow or the bringing about by force of a change in the political or social order of the whole or any part of the United States, its Territories or possessions."

In other words, Mr. Speaker, the agreement was to outlaw the Communist conspiracy in the United States. That agreement was made by the Soviet Union. It seems to me, therefore, that we have a perfect right to pass legislation for the purpose of carrying out that understanding.

Our committee made a very careful study of the period from 1919 until 1924, when the Communist Party and its affiliated organizations were outlawed in the United States under wartime legislation. We had before us various witnesses who testified with respect to the effect which the outlawry had upon the Communist activities in in the United States. We had some former Communist leaders, and they testified that during that period the Communist Party was innocuous and ineffective, that they could not accomplish anything in the United States, and that it was only after the wartime restrictions were lifted that the Party began its progress and growth in this country. It seems to me that the experiences of those 4 years should convince us that the only way you can deal with the Communist menace is by declaring it unlawful and criminal.

We have spent 25 years investigating communism. We now have some 4 or 5 committees dealing with it. We have, perhaps, obtained and made public more information on communism than any subject in the history of our Nation. It has occupied more time; we have spent more money and there has been more discussion and more controversy and

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