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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESIDENT TO CONSOLIDATE
AFFECTING WAR VETERANS
With table of contents, index, and statements summarized
WILLIAM WILLIAMSON, South Dakota, ALLARD H. GASQUE, South Carolina.
JOHN J. COCHRAN, Missouri.
JAMES T. IGOE, Illinois. DON B. COLTON, Utah.
MRS. PEARL PEDEN OLDFIELD, PHIL D. SWING, California.
Arkansas. GUY E. CAMPBELL, Pennsylvania.
OLIVER H. CROSS, Texas. FREDERICK W. DALLINGER, Massachu- JOHN W. MOORE, Kentucky. setts.
NUMA F. MONTET, Louisiana.
GEORGE G. BEHRENS, Clerk
Arrested tuberculosis cases:
Summary of activities, Veterans' Bureau--
Financial statement, soldiers' home, fiscal year 1929.
Comparative statement, 1928–29, Veterans' Bureau..
Cost of writing checks, Veterans' Bureau..
Petitions, letters, etc., from veterans..
CONSOLIDATION AND COORDINATION OF GOVERNMENTAL
ACTIVITIES AFFECTING WAR VETERANS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Wednesday, January 8, 1930. The committee met at 10.30 o'clock a. m., Hon. William Williamson (chairman) presiding.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will be in order. We will proceed, as per arrangement agreed to at the last meeting, with H. R. 6141, which is the first order of business.
(The committee thereupon proceeded to the consideration of H. R. 6141, which is as follows:)
[H. R. 6141, Seventy-first Congress, second session]
A BILL To authorize the President to consolidate and coordinate governmental activities
affecting war veterans
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is hereby authorized under Executive order to transfer to, consolidate, and coordinate in the United States Veterans' Bureau any hospitals or executive or administrative bureaus, agencies, or offices especially created for or concerned in the administration of the laws relating to the relief and other benefits provided for former members of the military and naval establishments of the United States, including the Bureau of Pensions, and to transfer any duties or powers from such department, bureau, or other governmental activity to said United States Veterans' Bureau, and to transfer the personnel thereof or any part of it either by detail or assignment, together with the whole or any part of the records and public property belonging thereto.
SEC. 2. The Director of the United States Veterans' Bureau, under the direction of the President, shall have the control, direction, and management of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, established by the act of Congress approved March 21, 1866 (Fourteenth Statutes, page 10), as amended.
The Board of Managers of said home shall convey to the United States all real and personal property and equipment now held and used by said corporation, such conveyance to be subject to the approval of the Attorney General and to be recorded as he may find proper. In the event of failure of the Board of Managers or its inability to convey an absolute and indefeasible title to all property of the corporation or any part thereof, it shall be the duty of the Attorney General, upon request of the President of the United States, to institute in the district court or district courts of the United States for the district or districts within which such property is located, such proceedings as shall be proper to effectuate the transfer of a valid title to the United States and to extinguish all outstanding adverse interests. The appropriations made for the acquisition of additional hospital, domiciliary, and out-patient dispensary facilities for persons entitled to hospitalization under the World War veterans' act, 1924, as amended, are hereby made available for the payment of