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FEDERAL SECURITY AGENCY
OFFICE OF EDUCATION
On page 126 of the Budget, column 1, immediately preceding the title "Salaries, Office of Education," insert the following title and language:
Services for the blind, Office of Education
Services for the blind: For all necessary expenses, including personal services in the District of Columbia, for carrying out the provisions of the Act to authorize the operations of stands in Federal buildings by blind persons and to enlarge the economic opportunities of the blind, approved June 20, 1936 (20 U. S. C., ch. 6A), $24,470.- (increase).. $24, 470 The funds represented in this request are necessary to continue in the Office of Education the activities for licensing stands for the blind in Federal buildings and for other functions of research and investigations to enlarge the vocational opportunities available to blind individuals assigned the Office of Education by the Randolph-Sheppard
On page 130 of the Budget, column 1, under the title "Education and Training, Defense Workers, Office of Education (National Defense)," in the paragraph numbered (2) increase the estimate for
the item from “$9,000,000” to "$19,000,000” - - - - - - - (increase).. $10,000, 000 The purse of this amendment is to provide needed amounts for the operation of the program of engineering, science, and management for war training. The amendment is submitted to meet contingencies which have arisen since the transmission of the 1945 Budget and is based on factors in the operation of this program which were not at that time ascertainable.
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
On page 141 of the Budget, column 2, under the title "Expenses, States Relations Division, Public Health Service," in line 7, following the words "and the", insert "purchase of four, and" and increase the estimate for the item from "$339,000" to "$439,000”. - (increase).. $100,000
The additional funds for the States Relations Division, Public Health Service, will provide for the establishment of a nutrition service. By examination of critical groups of the population in selected areas, this service would determine the nature and extent of existing nutritional deficiencies. Clinical findings thus obtained would be used to instruct State and local health authorities in conducting similar examinations on their own initiative and in developing remedial procedures for the conditions found and for removal of the causative factors.
OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR
On p. 157 of the Budget, column 1, under the title "Traveling Expenses, Federal Security Agency," increase the estimate for the item from "$1,576,000" to "$1,678,900”
This increase of traveling expenses is made up of $21,600 for the Public Health Service in connection with necessary travel for the foregoing nutrition program, $4,300 for the Office of Education, to enable the staff to assist the States with the blind program, and $77,000 for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to enable that group to assist the States in developing adequate rehabilitation programs under the Vocational Rehabilitation Act amendments of 1943.
On p. 157 of the Budget, column 2, under the title "Printing and Binding, Federal Security Agency," increase the estimate for the item from "$941,000" to "$948,000"
This increase is to provide $1,000 for the Office of Education, in connection with necessary printed material for the blind program, and $6,000 for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to enable it to print necessary forms and documents for the rehabilitation program.
OFFICE OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
On page 160 of the Budget, column 2, remove the brackets from the heading "Vocational Rehabilitation" and insert immediately preceding the word "Vocational" the words "Office of" and under the title "Payments to States, Vocational Rehabilitation of Disabled Civilians, Federal Security Agency," insert the following language:
For payments, for carrying out the provisions of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, as amended, to States (including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico) which have submitted and had approved by the Federal Security Administrator State plans for vocational rehabilitation, as authorized by and in accordance with said Act, $10,000,000, of which not to exceed $81,000 shall be available to the Federal Security Administrator for providing rehabilitation services to disabled residents of the District of Columbia, as authorized by section 6 of said Act, which latter amount shall be available for administrative expenses in connection with such rehabilitation in the District of Columbia, including printing and binding, and travel and subsistence: Provided, That section 3709 of the Revised Statutes shall not apply to any purchase made or service rendered hereunder when the aggregate amount involved does not exceed $400..
(increase) $10, 000, 000
On page 161 of the Budget, column 2, under the title "Administrative Expenses, Vocational Rehabilitation of Disabled Civilians, Federal Security Agency," insert the following language:
For general administrative expenses in carrying out the provisions of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, as amended, including personal services in the District of Columbia and elsewhere and not to exceed $3,000 for temporary employment of specialists in the fields of medicine and surgery, by contract or otherwise, without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes and the civil-service and classification laws; expenses incident to courses of instruction, tuition, and books for Federal and State personnel detailed to attend courses of instruction authorized by section 7 of said Act; purchase of reprints of scientific and technical articles published in periodicals and journals; and purchase and exchange of books of reference and periodicals; $448,000. (increase) $448,000
The funds requested here are to provide for the fiscal year 1945 for the operation of the program of vocational rehabilitation of disabled civilians as anticipated by the Congress in Public Law 113, Seventyeighth Congress, first session, approved July 6, 1943.
The effect of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1943 (Public Law 113), was to broaden the scope of the Federal Government's participation in the rehabilitation program so as to make previous experience under the Vocational Rehabilitation Act invalid for future requirements. Accordingly, at the time of the submission of the regular Budget for fiscal year 1945, it was determined advisable not to submit an estimate of appropriation for this activity. It seemed advisable to allow sufficient time for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, created in the Federal Security Agency on September 4, 1943, to organize for its new responsibilities and to allow the States to amend their respective plans for operation under the Vocational
Rehabilitation Act Amendments. Not all States have as yet been able to adjust their programs to fit the requirements of the new law.
In arriving at the proposed requirements for the fiscal year 1945, careful consideration has been given to the requirements of the various States under the Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1943.
The foregoing proposed amendments to the Budget are necessary to meet contingencies for the fiscal year 1945, and their approval is recommended.
HAROLD D. SMITH, Director of the Bureau of the Budget.
SUPPLEMENTAL ESTIMATES OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
SUPPLEMENTAL ESTIMATES OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1945, AMOUNTING TO $3,879,000, AND DRAFTS OF PROPOSED PROVISIONS, IN THE FORM OF AMENDMENTS TO THE BUDGET FOR THE SAID FISCAL YEAR
MARCH 10, 1944.-Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed
THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, March 9, 1944.
The SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for your consideration supplemental estimates of appropriations for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year 1945, amounting to $3,879,000, and drafts of proposed provisions, in the form of amendments to the Budget for the said fiscal year.
The details of these estimates and proposed provisions, the necessity therefor, and the reasons for their transmission 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
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT,
The White House.
BUREAU OF THE BUDGET, Washington, D. C., March 9, 1944.
SIR: I have the honor to submit herewith for your consideration supplemental estimates of appropriations for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year 1945, amounting to $3,879,000, and drafts of proposed provisions, in the form of amendments to the Budget for the said fiscal year, as follows:
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
On page 405 of the Budget, under the title "Salaries, Office of Secretary of the Interior," increase the estimate for the item from "$1,283,000" to "$1,312,000" (increase) - -
DRAFT OF PROPOSED PROVISION
On page 414 of the Budget, under the title "Library, Department of the Interior", fourth line, after the word "Department," insert the words "payment of dues, when authorized by the Secretary, for library membership in societies or associations which issue publications to members only or at a price to members lower than to subscribers who are not members,”.
The increase requested in the appropriation for salaries, Office of the Secretary of the Interior, is to provide funds for the salary of an additional Assistant Secretary authorized by the act of February 29, 1944, Public Law 241, and for the necessary staff for his office. The estimate also includes funds to permit the Department to employ a safety engineer and stenographer to assist in the development of and to coordinate the safety programs of its several bureaus and offices.
The request for authority to pay dues for library membership in associations which issue publications to members only or for a price to members lower than to subscribers who are not members results from the fact that the Department finds itself handicapped in not being able to obtain the benefits resulting from membership due to the existing prohibition against the expenditure of funds for dues in any society or association unless specifically authorized.
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
On page 478 of the Budget, under the title "Colorado River Development Fund, Expenditure Account," fourth line, increase from "$125,000" to "$425,000" the amount which may be expended for continuation and extension of studies and investigations for the formulation of a comprehensive plan for the utilization of waters of the Colorado River system; and in eighth line, increase the estimate for the item from "$425,000" to "$725,000". (increase) $300, 000 On page 706 of the Budget, under the title "Reclamation Fund, Special Fund, Construction," after "Boise project, Idaho, Payette Division," insert "Palisades project, Idaho, $250,000" (increase) 250,000 On page 706 of the Budget, under the title "Reclamation Fund, Special Fund, Construction," and under the head "General investigations," increase the estimate for the item from "$375,000" to "$500,000"
On page 711 of the Budget, following the schedule of obligations for Central Valley Project, California (Reimbursable), insert the following paragraph as a separate item of appropriation: