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COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE
HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey, Chairman JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia JACOB K. JAVITS, New York CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island
PETER H. DOMINICK, Colorado EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts RICHARD S. SCHWEIKER, Pennsylvania GAYLORD NELSON, Wisconsin
ROBERT TAFT, JR., Ohio WALTER F. MONDALE, Minnesota
J. GLENN BEALL, JR., Maryland
ROBERT T, STAFFORD, Vermont
MARIO T. Noto, Staff Director
EUGENE MITTELMAN, Minority Counsel
SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE HANDICAPPED
JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia, Chairman ALAN CRANSTON, California
ROBERT T. STAFFORD, Vermont HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey ROBERT TAFT, JR., Ohio CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island
RICHARD S. SCHWEIKER, Pennsylvania
Mrs. PATRIA FORSYTHE, Professional Staff Member
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF WITNESSES
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1974
bilitation Services Administration; and Martin Gerry, Deputy Director,
Department of Rehabilitation, State of California, Health and Welfare
Dwight, James S., Jr., Administrator, SRS, and Andrew S. Adams, Com-
missioner, RSA, joint statement-
tions of the Physically Handicapped (with enclosure) prepared state-
Lowman, Dr. Edward, chairman, legislation committee, on behalf of the
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Acad-
emy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, prepared statement-
Roberts, Charles L., L.H.D., executive vice president, International Asso-
ciation of Rehabilitation Facilities, prepared statement.---
Introductory remarks of Senator Stafford on S. 3108, from the Con-
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, from Galen D. Powers, Assistant General
Nelson, Alan C., director, Department of Rehabilitation, State of
Hampton, Ralph, president, Georgia Rehabilitation Association,
Georgia Rehabilitation Center, Warm Springs, Ga., June 26,
Whitten, E. B., executive director, and Fred R. Tammen, legisla-
tive analyst, National Rehabilitation Association, Washington,
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare answers to questions
REHABILITATION ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1974
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1974
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a.m., room 4232, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Senator Alan Cranston presiding pro tempore.
Present: Senators Randolph, Cranston, and Stafford. Senator CRANSTox. The hearing will please come to order. Chairman Randolph has been delayed, but will hopefully be with us a bit later.
This morning we are receiving testimony on S. 3108, S. 3381, H.R. 14225, and related measures to extend and improve the vocational rehabilitation program,
As I was in 1972 and 1973, I am very privileged to have been asked by Senator Randolph, the permanent chairman of the Subcommittee on the Handicapped, to chair the subcommittee for purposes of consideration of this legislation, which would amend the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law 92-112), on which Senator Randolph, Senator Stafford, Senator Williams, and I and other committee members collaborated so closely.
On May 21, 1974, the House passed H.R. 14225 to extend the authorization of appropriations for all of the programs authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by 1 year through fiscal year 1976 and to
1 specify an authorization figure for the basic State grant program of $720 million as compared to the figure for fiscal year 1975 of $680 million.
Earlier this year, on March 5, 1974, Senator Stafford had introduced S. 3108 to transfer the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), which is the principal agency carrying out the basic vocational rehabilitation program under the Rehabilitation Act within HEW, to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Human Development. The House passed bill, H.R. 14225, proposed to remove RSA from the Social and Rehabilitation Service (SRS) and make it report directly to the Office of the Secretary.
The intention of both of these reorganizations was to remove RSA from SRS.
Senator Randolph, Senator_Williams, Senator Mondale, Senator Javits, Senator Taft, Senator Beall, and í all joined Senator Stafford in cosponsoring this measure. [The bills referred to follow:]
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
MARCH 5, 1974 Mr. STAFFORD (for himself, Mr. RANDOLPH, Mr. Beall, Mr. CRANSTON, Mr.
Javits, Mr. MONDALE, Mr. Taft, and Mr. WILLIAMS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare
To amend the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 That the first sentence of section 3 (a) of the Rehabilitation
4 Act of 1973 is amended by inserting after the word “in” 5 the following: "the Office of Human Development of”.