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S. 2073

81ST CONGKESS
1ST SESSION

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
14 (legislative day, JUNE 2), 1949
Mr. MCCLELLAN introduced the following bill; which was read twice and
referred to the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments
JUNE

A BILL
Making certain changes in laws applicable to regulatory agencies
of the Government so as to effectuate the recommendations
regarding regulatory agencies made by the Commission on
Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government.
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Be it enacted bij the Senate and House of Represented

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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

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That this Act may be cited as the "Regulatory Agencies

4 Act, 1949".
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

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SEC. 2. Section 11 of the Interstate Commerce Act, as

7 amended (U. S. 0., title 49, sec. 11), is amended by in8

serting at the end thereof the following: "The functions of

9

the Commission in respect of (1) its internal management,




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including, budgeting and accounting, personnel (including

2 appointments and assignments), supply, management re3 search, information and publications, and other administra4 tive matters; (2) its relations with Congress; and (3) the
5 execution of its policies, shall be performed on behalf of
6 the Commission by the Chairman, and the Chairman shall
7 have exclusive and final authority, on behalf of the Com8 mission, in respect of such functions.
9

Such authority of the

Chairman may be exercised, subject to the direction and

10 control of the Chairman, b}T any officer or employee of
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the Commission designated by the Chairman for such

12

purpose."

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14

FEDEEAL TRADE COMMISSION

SEC. 3. Section 1 of the Federal Trade Commission

15 Act, as amended (U. S. C , title 15, sec. 4 1 ) , is amended
16 by inserting at the end thereof the following:
17

"The functions of the Commission in respect of (1) its

18 internal management, including budgeting and accounting,
19 personnel (including appointments and assignments), sup20 ply? management research, information and publications, and
21 other administrative matters; (2) its relations with Con22 gress; and (3) the execution of its policies, shall be per23 formed on behalf of the Commission by the Chairman, and
24 the Chairman shall have exclusive and final authority, on
25 behalf of the Commission, in respect of such functions. Such



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authority of the Chairman may be exercised, subject to the

2

direction and control of the Chairman, by any officer or

3

employee of the Commission designated by the Chairman

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for such purpose."

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FEDEEAL POWEE COMMISSION

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7

SEC. 4. Section 1 of the Federal Power Act, as amended
(IT. S. C , title 16, sec. 792), is amended—

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(a) By inserting immediately before the sentence "Not

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more than three of the Commissioners shall be appointed

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from the same political party" the following: "Upon the

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expiration of his term of office, a Commissioner shall con-

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tinue to serve until his successor is appointed and shall have

13

qualified. Any Commissioner may be removed by the Presi-

14 dent for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office,
15 but for no other cause."; and
16

(b) By inserting at the end thereof-a new paragraph

17 reading as follows:
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"The functions of the Commission in respect of (1) its

19 internal management, including budgeting and accounting,
20

personnel (including appointments and assignments), supply,

21 management research, information and publications, and
22

other administrative matters; (2) its relations with Con-

23

gress; and (3) the execution of its policies, shall be per-

2

formed on behalf of the Commission by the Chairman, and

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the Chairman shall have exclusive and final authority, on



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1 behalf of the Commission, in respect of such functions.
2 Such authority of the Chairman may be exercised, subject
3

to the direction and control of the Chairman, by any officer

4

or employee of the Commission designated by the Chairman

5

for such purpose."

6

UNITED STATES MAEITIME COMMISSION

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SEC. 5. Section 201 (a) of the Merchant Marine Act,

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1936, as amended

9

amended—

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(U. S. C., title 46, sec. 1111), is

(a) By inserting after the fourth sentence thereof the

11 following: "Upon the expiration of his term of office, a
12 Member shall continue to serve until his successor is ap13

pointed and shall have qualified/'; and

14

(b) By inserting at the end thereof the following:

15 "The functions of the Commission in respect of (1) its
36 internal management, including budgeting and accounting,
17 personnel

(including appointments

and

assignments),

18 supply, management research, information and publications,
19 and other administrative matters; (2) its relations with
20 Congress; and (3) the execution of its policies, shall be
21 performed on behalf of the Commission by the Chairman,
22 and the Chairman shall have exclusive and final authority,
23 on behalf of the Commission, in respect of such functions.
24 Such authority of the Chairman may be exercised, subject
25 to the direction and control of the Chairman, by any officer



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or employee of the Commission designated by the Chair-

2 man for such purpose."
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SECURITIES AXI) EXCHANGE COMMISSION

4

SEC. 6. Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of

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1934, as amended

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amended—

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(IT. S. C., title 15, sec. 78d), is

(a) By inserting at the end of subsection

(a) the

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following: "Upon the expiration of his term of office, a

9

Commissioner shall continue to serve until his successor is

10 appointed and shall have qualified.

Any Commissioner may

11 be removed by the President for inefficiency, neglect of
12 duty, or malfeasance in office, but for no other cause/'; and
13

(b) By inserting after subsection (b) thereof a new

14 subsection reading as follows:
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16

"(c)

The functions of the Commission in respect of

(1) its internal management, including budgeting and ac-

17 counting, personnel

(including appointments and assign-

18 ments), supply, management research, information and pub19 lications, and other administrative matters; (2) its relations
20 with Congress; and (3) the execution of its policies, shall
21 be performed on behalf of the Commission by the Chairman,
22 and the Chairman shall have exclusive and final authority,
23 on behalf of the Commission, in respect of such functions.
24 Such authority of the Chairman may be exercised, subject to




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the direction and control of the Chairman, by any officer or

2 employee of the Commission designated by the Chairman
3 for such purpose."
4

FEDEEAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

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SEC. 7. (a) Section 4 (b) of the Communications Act

6

of 1934, as amended (U. S. C , title 47, sec. 154), is

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amended by inserting at the end thereof the following: "Any

8

Commissioner may be removed by the President for in-

9

efficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office, but for

10 no other cause."
11

(b) Section 4 (c) of the Communications Act of 1934,

12

as amended (XL S. C , title 47, sec. 154 (c) ) , is amended

13 by inserting at the end thereof the following: "Upon the
14 expiration of his term of office, a Commissioner shall continue
15 to serve until his successor is appointed and shall have
16

qualified."

17

(c) Section 5 of the Communications Act of 1934, as

18 amended (U. S. C , title 47, sec. 155), is amended by in19 sorting at the end thereof a new subsection reading as
20 follows:
21

" (f) The functions of the Commission in respect of (1)

22 its internal management, including budgeting and accounting,
23 personnel (including appointments and assignments), supply,
24 management research, information and publications, and
25 other administrative matters; (2) its relations with Con


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gress; and (3) the execution of its policies, shall be per-

2 formed on behalf of the Commission by the Chairman, and
3 the Chairman shall have exclusive and final authority, on
4 behalf of the Commission, in respect of such functions. Such
5 authority of the Chairman may be exercised, subject to the
6

direction and control of the Chairman, by any officer or

7 employee of the Commission designated by the Chairman
8

for such purpose."

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CIVIL AEEONAUTICS BOAED—

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SEC. 8. (a) Section 201 (a) of the Civil Aeronautics

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Act, as amended (U. S. C , title 49, sec. 421), is amended

12 by inserting after the third sentence thereof the following:
"Upon the expiration of his term of office, a Member shall
14 continue to serve until his successor is appointed and shall
15 have qualified."
16

(b) Section 205 of the Civil Aeronautics Act, as

17 amended (U. S. C , title 49, sec. 425), is amended by in18 serting at the end thereof a new subsection reading as
1^ follows:
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« ( e ) The functions of the Board in respect of (1) its

1 internal management, including budgeting and accounting,

22 personnel (including appointments and assignments), sup23 ply? management, research, information and publications,
24 and other administrative matters; (2) its relations with
25

Congress; and (3) the execution of its policies, shall be per-




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1 formed on behalf of the Board by the Chairman, and the
2 Chairman shall have exclusive and final authority, on be3 half of the Board, in respect of such functions.

Such author-

4 ity of the Chairman may be exercised, subject to the direction
5 and control of the Chairman, by any officer or employee
6 of the Board designated by the Chairman for such purpose/ 5
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NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

SEC. 9. (a) Section 3 (a) of the National Labor Eela-

9 tions Act, as amended (U. S. C , title 29, sec. 153), is
10 amended by inserting after the third sentence thereof the
11 following: "After the date of the enactment of the Kegula12 tory Agencies Act, 1949, appointments to fill vacancies in
13 the membership of the Board shall be so made that as soon
14 as possible after such date and thereafter not more than
15 three members of the Board will be members of the same
16 political party. Upon the expiration of his term of office,
17 a member of the Board shall continue to serve until his suc18 cessor is appointed and shall have qualified."
19

(b) Section 3 of the National Labor Relations Act, as

20 amended (U. S. C , title 29, sec. 153), is amended by
21 inserting at the end thereof a new subsection reading as
22 follows:
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" ( e ) The functions of the Board in respect of (1) its

24 internal management, including budgeting and accounting,
25 personnel (including appointments and assignments) ? supply,



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1

management research, information and publications, and

2 other administrative matters; (2) its relations with Congress;
3 and (3) the execution of its policies, shall be performed on
4

behalf of the Board by the Chairman, and the Chairman

5

shall have exclusive and final authority, on behalf of the

6

Board, in respect of such functions.

7

Chairman may be exercised, subject to the direction and

8

control of the Chairman, by any officer or employee of the

9

Board designated by the Chairman for such purpose."

Such authority of the

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BOAED OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

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SEC. 10. (a) Section 10 of the Federal Reserve Act,

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as amended (U. S. C , title 12, sec. 241), is amended by

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inserting after the sentence reading "In selecting the mem-

14 bers of the Board, not more than one of whom shall be
15 selected from any one Federal Reserve district, the President
16 shall have due regard to a fair representation of the financial,
17 agricultural, industrial, and commercial interests, and geo18 graphical divisions of the country" a new sentence reading
19 as follows: "After the date of the enactment of the Regu20 latory Agencies Act, 1949, appointments to fill vacancies
21 in the membership of the Board shall be so made that as
22 soon as possible after such date and thereafter not more than
23 four members of the Board will be members of the same
24 political party."
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(b) Section 10 of the Federal Reserve Act, as amended

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(U. S. C , title 12, sec. 242), is amended by striking out

2

the sentence reading "The chairman of the Board, subject

3

to its supervision, shall be its active executive officer" and

4

inserting in lieu thereof the following: "The functions of

5

the Board in respect of (1) its internal management, includ-

6 ing budgeting and accounting, personnel (including appoint7 nients and assignments), supply, management research,
8

information

9 matters,
10

and publications,

and

other

administrative

(2) its relations with Congress, and

(3)

the

execution of its policies, shall be j)erformed on behalf of

11 the Board by the Chairman, and the Chairman shall have
12

exclusive and final authority, on behalf of the Board, in

13 respect of such functions.

Such authority of the Chairman

14 may be exercised, subject to the direction and control of
15 the Chairman, by any officer or employee of the Board
16 designated by the Chairman for such purpose."







81ST CONGRESS
1ST SESSION

S. 2073

A BILL
Making certain changes in laws applicable to
regulatory agencies of the Government so
as to effectuate the recommendations regarding regulatory agencies made by the Commission on Organization of the Executive
Branch of the Government.
By Mr. MCCLELLAN
JUNE 14 (legislative day, JUNE 2), 1949

Read twice and referred to the Committee on
Expenditures in the Executive Departments