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MONDAY, MAY 28, 1962

(Legislative day of Friday, May 25, 1962)

Mrs. MAURINE B. NEUBERGER, from the State of Oregon, called the Senate to order at 10:30 o’clock am, and the Chaplain offered prayer.

APPOINTMENT or ACTING PRESIDENT PR0 TEMPORE

The Secretary read the following communication from the President pro tempore:

US. SENATE, PRESIDENT PRO TEMPoRE, Washington, D.C.. May 26, 1962. To the Senate:

Being temporarily absent from the Senate, I appoint Hon. MAURINE B. NEUBERGER, a Senator from the State of Oregon. to perform the duties of the Chair during my absence.

CARL HAYDEN, President pro tempore.

Mrs. N EUBERGER thereupon took the chair. THE JoURNAL

On motion by Mr. MANSFIELD, and by unanimous consent, The Journal of the proceedings of Friday, May 25, 1962, was approved.

STANDBY AUTHORITY To AccELERATE PUBLIC WORKS PRooRAMs

The Senate resumed consideration of the bill (S. 2965) to provide standby authority to accelerate public works programs of the Federal Government and State and local public bodies.

The question being on agreeing to the amendments proposed by Mr. KERR (for himself and others), striking out certain words in the bill and inserting other words,

Mr. MANSFIELD raised a question as to the presence of a quorum;

Whereupon

The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore directed the roll to be called;

When

Forty-seven Senators answered to their names, as follows:

Aiken Fong Muskie
Bennett Gore Neuberger
Bible Hart Pastore

Boggs Hruska Pearson‘
Burdick Johnston Prouty

Bush Jordan Proxmire
Byrd, W. Va. Keatlng Randolph
Cannon Kerr Robertson
Case, S. Dak. Lausche Scott

Chavez Long, Hawaii Smith, Mass.
Clark Mansfield Thurmond
Cooper McCarthy Williams, Del.
Curtis McNamara Yarborough
Dirksen Metcalf Young, N. Dak.
Dodd Miller Young, Ohio
Douglas Moss

No quorum being present,

On motion by Mr. KERR,

Ordered, That the Sergeant at Arms be directed to request the attendance of the absent Senators.

Pending the execution of the order, Mr. HIcKENLooPER, Mr. HOLLAND, Mr. BEALL, Mr. MoCLELLAN, Mr. ANDERSON, Mr. BYRD of Virginia, Mr. CAsE of New Jersey, Mr. CoTToN, Mr. DWORSHAK, Mr. EAsTLAND, Mr. ENGLE, Mr. GoLDwATER,

Mr. HARTKE, Mr. HAYDEN, Mr. HUMPHREY, Mr. JACKSON, Mr. JAvITs, Mr. KE'FAUvER, Mr. LONG of Louisiana, Mr. McGEE, Mr. MoNRoNEY, Mr. MoRsE, Mr. MoRToN, Mr. MUNDT, Mr. MURPHY, Mr. PELL, Mr. RUSsELL, Mr. SMATI-IERS, Mrs. SMITH of Maine, Mr. TowER, Mr. WILEY, and Mr. WILLIAMS of New Jersey, appeared and answered to their names.

A quorum being present,

Pending debate,

On motion by Mr. RoBERTsoN to amend the bill by striking out all on line 21, page 13, down to and including line 14, on page 15,

Pending debate,

On motion by Mr. WILLIAMS of Delaware,

The yeas and nays, being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, were ordered on the question of agreeing to the amendment.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Bartlett, one of its clerks:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives has disagreed to the amendments of the Senate to the bill (HR. 11038) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1962, and for other purposes; it agrees to the conference asked by the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses thereon, and has appointed Mr. THOMAS, Mr. KIRWAN, Mr. CANNON, Mr. JENSEN, and Mr. TABER, managers at the same on the part of the House.

The Speaker of the House having signed two enrolled bills, viz, S. 2132 and HR. 1348, and one enrolled joint resolution, viz, Senate Joint Resolution 151, I am directed to bring the same to the Senate for the signature of its President.

ENRoLLED BILLS AND JOINT REsoLUTIoN SIGNED

The Secretary reported that he had examined and found truly enrolled the following bills and joint resolution:

S. 2132. An act to approve the revised June 1957 reclassification of land of the Fort Shaw division of the Sun River project, Montana, and to authorize the modification of the repayment contract with Fort Shaw Irrigation District;

HR. 1348. An act for the relief of William Burnice Joyner; and

SJ. Res. 151. Joint resolution permitting the Secretary of the Interior to continue to deliver water to lands in the third division, Riverton Federal reclamation project, Wyoming.

The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore thereupon signed the same.

USE or sToRAoE DEwARs AT U.s. AIR FORCE PLANT NO. 74, wEsT PALM BEACH, FLA. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tem

pore laid before the Senate a com

munication from the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the proposed use of $750,000 to provide additional hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen storage Dewars

at US. Air Force plant No. 74, West Palm Beach, Fla.; which was referred to the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences.

MUTUAL AID PLAN FOR FIRE PRoTEcTIoN BY
DIsTRIcT or coLUMsIA, MARYLAND, AND
vIRcINIA COMMUNITIES
The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tem-

pore laid before the Senate a communi

cation from the President of the Board of Commissioners of the District of

Columbia. transmitting a draft of pro

posed legislation to provid for a mutual

aid program for fire protection by and for the District of Columbia and certain adjacent communities in Maryland and

Virginia: which, with the accompanying

paper, was referred to the Committee on

the District of Columbia.

REPoRT oN ARMY EQUIPMENT FURNISHED
UNDER THE MILITARY AssIsTANcE PR0-
cRAM FOR TAIWAN
The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tem-

pore laid before the Senate a communi

cation from the Comptroller General of the United States, transmitting, pursu

ant to law, a classified report (No. B

12508?) on the review of the mainte

nance and supply support of armv equip

ment furnished under the military assistance program for Taiwan; which, with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

REPoRT or REvIEw or REPAIR PARTs FOR oRDNANcE TANK-AUToMoTIvE VEHICLES or THE 8TH U.s. ARMY, KOREA The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tem

pore laid before the Senate a communi

cation from the Comptroller General of the United States, transmitting, pursu

ant to law, a classified report (No. B

132990) on a review of repair parts sup

ply for ordnance tank-automotive vehi

cles of the 8th US. Army, Korea; which. with the accompanying report, was referred to the Committee on Government

Operations.

REPoRT oN REVIEW or raw-1 TERRIER MIs

sILEs BY DEPARTMENT or THE NAvY

The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Comptroller General of the United States. transmitting, pursuant to law, a classified report (No. B-146725) on the review of the procurement of BW-i Terrier missiles by the Department of the Navy; which, with the accompanying report. was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

AMENDMENT or IMMIGRATION AND
NATIONALITY ACT

The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Attorney General. transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to amend section 249 of the Immigration and Nationality Act; which, with the accompanying paper, was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

DIIYINXTION or run "cintn" roit tealeSt‘)! PAYIIIN‘I UNI)!!! civil. SERVICE The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tem

pore laid before the Senate a communication from the Chairman of the US. Civil Service Commission. transmitting a draft of proposed lt‘itlslnllull to define the term "child" for lump-stimpayment purposes under the Civil Service Retire~ ment Act; which. with the accompanying paper. was referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.

coxmuc'riox or T"! iiiciiw/iv 'I‘he ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate a communication from the Under Secretary of Commerce. transmitting a draft of proposed legislation to ntillinrlle the appropriation of adequate funds to provide for the completion of the construction of the Inter-American Highway; which. with the accompanyinii paper, was referred to the Committee on Public Works.

PETITIONS AND IZIORIALS

The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate the following petitions. etc., which were referred as indicated:

Memorials of commissioners’ court and the Democratic Party of Dewitt County. Tex , remonstnitini: against any proposal to reduce the size of the National Guard: to the Committee on Armed Services.

A memorial of the commissioners‘ court of Bexar County, 'I‘ex.. remonstrating against the proposed transfer of the Air Radar Traffic Control Center from San Antonio to Houston, Tex; to the Committee on Commerce.

A memorial of the American Academy of Orthopedic Suriteons. in convention at Chicago. Ill. remonstratinit lMZBlllSl the medical care proposals in the bill HR. 4222: to the Committee on Finance.

A memorial of the city of Norwalk. Calif., remonstratinu avainst any proposed amendment to the CuftsllltitlOn of the United States which would have the effect of a Federal tax on State and local bonds: to the Committee on the Judiciary.

'I‘he ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate the followinit resolutions; which were ordered to lie on the table:

A resolution of the Department of Oregon Woman's Relief Corps Auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic, Portland. Ore-8.. favoring the passage of S. 2250. to incorporate the National Woman's Relief Corps; and

A resolution by the Democrats of Dewitt County. Tex. commendiniz Senator Yitaaoaoocii and the administration in the reversal of the economic recession. the halting of wane-price spiral. the accomplishments of the Peace Corps, and other procrams of the present administration.

PIINTING or acvtztv or anon on rm: "INCH caxnt BASIN, PA.

Mr. CHAVEZ presented a communica

tion from the Secretary of the Army. to

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nether with a letter from the Chief of Enitincers, Department of the Army. transmitting a review of a report on the French Creek Basin. Pa: which. with the accompany-int: papers. was referred to the Committee on Public Works and ordered to be printed. with lllustratiom.

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IZLATIONS

.\fr. MANSFIELD tfor Mr. I-‘t'taaiciifl , from the Committee on Foreign Relations. to whom was referred the bill 18. 2996' to amend further the I-‘oreiitn Assutaiice Act of 1901 as amended. and for other purposes. reported it with amendments and submitted a report 1N0. l535) thereon.

rxraoooc'riou or aiLLa also A Joint

aasourriox

Bills and a Joint resolution were introduced by unanimous consent. severally read the flrst and second times. and referred as follows:

By Mr. SMA'I‘HERS:

8.3351. A bill conferring jurisdiction upon the US. Court of Claims to hear. determine. and render Judgment upon the claim of John J. Bailey. of Orlando. Fla; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. WILLIAMS of Delaware:

S. 3352. A bill to amend the act of August 24. 1935. in order to provide that payment of Federal taxes withheld from wages of employees be secured by performance bonds required by such act; to the Committee on Finance.

By Mr. SMA'I‘HERS:

8.3353. A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to enroll Carl Henrik Brodin in the Naval Reserve Officers‘ Training Corps: to the Committee on Armed Services.

By Mr. KEI’AUVER:

S. 3354. A bill for the relief of the National Police Gazette Corp: to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. SCO'I'I‘:

S. 3355. A bill to prevent the use of stopwatches. work measurement proitrams or other performance standards operations as measuring devices in the postal service; to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.

By an HAYDEN tby request):

8. 3350. A bill to provide for the maintenance and repair of Government improvements under concession contracts entered into pursuant to the act of August 25. i916 (39 Stat. 535). as amended. and for other purposes; to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

By Mr ROBERTSON (by request):

S. 3357. A bill to amend section 3552 of the Revised Statutes, as amended. to provide that the proceeds from the distribution and sale of unclrculated coins shall be reimbursed to the appropriation from which the expenses of manufacture and distribution were paid: to the Committee on Biiiikini: and Currency.

By Mr. BIBLE (by request):

8. 3358. A bill to permit investment of funds of insurance companies organized within the District of Columbia in obliiiatiom of the Inter-American Development Bank, and

8.3359. A bill to authorize the Commissioner: of the District of Columbia to lease certain public space under and 1:‘. the vicinity of lOth Street 8\\'., for public pnrkms: to the Committee on the District of Columbia

By Mr. ANDERSON tfor himself and .\fr. SALTOIS‘TALLIZ

S.J. Res. 192. Joint resolution providing for the flllina of a vacancy in the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, of the class other than .\fi bers of Conitress; to the Committee 0.“. Rules and Administration.

STANDBY atrmoam 1'0 AOCILHA‘IZ "II-1C “'OIKS PIOCIAIS

The Senate resumed consideration of the bill (8. 2965) to provide standby authority to accelerate public works programs of the Federal Government and State and local public bodies

The question being on agreeing to the amendment proposed by .\t:. Roam on page 13. line 21.

After debate.

The question being taken on agreeing to the amendment proposed by Mr. Ronnraoa. viz. on page 13. strike out all on line 21 down to and including line N we 15. as follows:

"APPRO'IIA‘UOSI AND mans I'IXAICISO

"Soc. 10. ta) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sum as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.

"'bi In order to expedite financing activities under this Act. the President may. durina the existence of the public works acceleration period. cause the unobligated balances of authorizations to expend from public debt receipts available for the Housing and Home Finance Agency. for loans to the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation. for loans to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. for the purchase of obligations issued by the Federal home loan banks. and for payment of the subacription of the United States to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. which are estimated to be in estates of the amount needed In the current fiscal year for obligation m’ expenditure for the purposes for which they were made available (but not the balances of trust funds), to be transferred to the appropriate accounts of any such agency or other department or agency in such amounts and at such times as he may may deem appropriate and. notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, such transferred balances may be used for the purpose-s of this Act: Provided. That there are hereby authorized to be appropriated such amounts a~ may be rtqutred to restore such transferred balances not otherwise restored to the sources of funds from which they were derived: And provided further, That the astzireate amount of such unobliitated balances transferred during such public works acceleration period shall not exceed ti) "50.000000 for the purpose of tlnancini: DrOJt‘CLS authorized to be assisted under section 4 of this Act. (if) "50.000000 for the purpose of f‘.nancing projects authorized to be assisted under sections 5 and 6 of this Act, as allocated between said sections by the President, (iii) $250,000,000 for the purpose of financing projects authorized to be assisted under section 7 of this Act, and (iv) $250,000,000 to supplement funds available for sections 4, 5, 6, and 'l of this Act, as allocated among said sections by the President.”

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It was determined in {Yeas _____ 70 the affirmative ______ __ Nays _____ 4

The yeas and nays having been heretofore ordered. Senators who voted in the affirmative

are—

Aiken Hart Moss
Anderson Hartke Mundt

Beall Hayden Murphy
Bennett Hickenlooper Muskie

Bible Holland Neuberger
Boggs Hruska Pearson
Burdick Humphrey Pell

Bush Jackson Prouty

Byrd, Va. J avits Proxmire
Byrd, W. Va. Johnston Randolph
Case, N.J. Jordan Robertson
Case, S. Dak. Keating Russell

Clark Kefauver Scott

Cooper Kerr Smathers Cotton Lausche Smith, Maine Curtis Long, Hawaii Thurmond Dirksen Mansfield Tower

Dodd McCarthy Williams, N.J. Douglas McClellan Williams, Del. Dworshak McGee Yarborough Eastland Miller Young, N. Dak. Engle Monroney Young, Ohio Fong Morse

Gore Morton

Senators who voted in the negative are—McNamara Metcalf

So Mr. RoBERTsoN’s motion was agreed to.

The question recurring on agreeing to the amendments proposed by Mr. KERR (for himself and others) in various places in the bill,

On motion by Mr. KERR, and by unanimous consent,

Ordered, ‘That the amendments be agreed to en bloc, except the proposed amendments to the bill on page 10, line 23; on page 15, inserting an authorization of $750 million after line 13, and on page 4, line 20.

On the question of agreeing to the amendment proposed by Mr. KERR (for himself and others), striking out all on line 23, page 2, after the word “appropriated” down to and including the word “Act” on line 2, page 11, and inserting in lieu thereof other Words,

On motion by Mr. CAsE of South Dakota,

The yeas and nays, being desired by one-fifth of the Senators present, were ordered on the question of agreeing to the amendment.

After debate,

The question being taken on agreeing to the amendment, viz, on page 10, strike out all after the word “appropriated” on line 23, down to and including line 2, page 11, as follows: “the sum of $600,000,000 which may be allocated by the President among sections 4, 5, 6, and '7 of this Act.” and insert in lieu thereof the following: to remain available until expended, the sum of $750,000,000 which may be allocated by the President among

Pastore Smith, Mass.

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Senators who voted in the affirmative are

Bean Dru-aha: Mundt

Bennett Ooldu'am Bobennn

Bush Bleuenluoper Buaaeil

Byrd. Va. Hnaaka Thunnond

an. 8. [it Lauache Tower

cums alt-chum win-y

D rnen Izller Williams, Del. Senators who voted in the negative

are—

Alken Holland Home

Andermn Humphrey Murphy

Bible Jackson Muskie

Boga Jartta Neubel'ler

Burdick Johnston Pasture

Byrd. W. \‘a. Jordan Peal-non

Cannon Keaung Fell

Caae. NJ. Ketauver Prouty

cunt Kerr Pronntre

Cooper Long. Rant! Randolph

Cotton Long. La. t'.

Dodd blam neid atnathetu

Douala. McCarthy Qnith. Mal.

we McGee Smith. Maine

Pong McNamara Williams. N J

Gore M '- 1M1! Yarboeouah

Plan Neurone) Young. N. Oak

its: to .\t Young. Ohio

Hayden Norton

So the amendment was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Ken to reconsider the vote disagreeing to the amendment.

On motion by Mr. RANDOLPH.

The motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

The remaining proposed amendment by Mr. Ken (for himself and others) was then agreed to.

On motion by Mr. CASE of South Dakota (for himself. Mr. Coorsn. .\tr. Pnoc‘n'. .\tr. Foss, and Mr. Boccs) to further amend the bill by striking out all alter the enacting clause, as amended. and insertintt in lieu thereof, the following: That this Act may be cited as the "Emergency Employment Public Works Act 011962".

Findings and Purpose

Sec. 2. The Congress finds that substantial unemployment and underemployrncnt [or prolonged periods of time adrersely aflcct the revenues of the Gorernmcnt and the general wet/are. The purpose 0! this Act is to stimulate the economy at such times and in such areas by providing for the acceleration 01 authorizcd Federal programs and the authorization o! participation in certain small public works proiects.

Declaration 0] Areas 0] Severe Economic Distress

Sec. 3. When the President finds that substantial unemployment in any county 0! the Nation (including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the possessions) is causing unusual and severe economic distress. he may designate the county as an emergency unemployment area [or the purpose 0! this Act. Upon such designation the authority granted in sections 4 and 5 of this Act may be exercised within such county to carry out the purpose of this Act until the President by declaration or Congress by concurrent resolution remores such designation from such county or two ycc's crpire, whichever soonest occurs.

Acceleration 0! Construction by Federal Departments and Agencies

Sec. 4. (a) The head of any department or independent agency 0! the Govcrnment which rccctres any appropriations [or the fiscal year beginning July I, 1962, or July 1, 1963. [or the construction (including reconstruction and additions) by such department or agency 0]

(1) any works 0! a public nature [or improvement 0! rivers and harbors and other watcrtmys, [or narigatton, flood control, irrigation. reclamation, development 0! hydroelectric power, or improvement 0] watersheds. or

ill any public buildings, including post ofllces, or roads or trails in, or to provide access to, national parks, national lorcsts. Federal reservations, Indian reservations. or public recreation areas, or on the public domain,

may obligate an amount equal to 10 per centum o/ the total such appropriations to such department or agency [or each such year tor the construction (including reconstruction and additions» in areas designated by the President under section 3 0] this Act 0/ any such works, buildings. roads. or trails which ts authorizcd by law and which will promote the purpose 0] this Act. Amounts authorizcd to be obligated under the proctsions 0] this section shall remain available [or obligation lt'iUlUtll fiscal year limitation and shall be in addition to fiscal year appropriations to such dcpartmcnt or agency.

(b) Not more than 20 per centum ol the total cost of any construction project may be paid tor under the authorization in this section.

Assistance to Certain Small Public Works Projects

Sec. 5. (a) The head 0] any department or independent agency 0/ the GO!‘ernmcnt which is authorized by law to make grants or loans to assist in financing any small public works proycct (as defined in subsection (d) 0/ this section) may make such grants or loans, to the extent of funds appropriated to such department or agency under subsection (c), lor the initiation or acceleration 0] any such small public works proicct which will promote the purpose 0] this Act in areas designated by the President under section 3 0! this Act. Grants and loans made under the authority 0] this section shall be in accordance with the terms and conditions 0/ other lots with respect to such grants or loans. except that (1) any requirements in other laws with respect to the apportionment o! lands, the time in which grants or loans may be made. or the aggregate dollar amounts 0] any grant or loan [or any particular project or part thereof. shall not apply, and (2| ll it is determined in accordance with regulations to be established by the President that the area does not have the economic and financial mpacity to assume all 0! the additional

financial obligations rcquzred, the proclsions in other laws Izr'utzng the amount 0! such grant to a portion 0! the (‘.lS.’ of the prolcct shall not emu". b'...’ rte rccipicnt ol the grant shall he 1'" pared ribeur such portion 0! such cost c< 2.’ l! able to and at least 10 per tear-s": thereof.

(bi Not more than $500,000 may be obligated {or grants and loans under the prortsions 0/ this section [or each small public works prolect.

(cl There is authorized to be approprinted to carry out the proctsions 0! this section 82$0.000.000 [or grants and

250.000.000 for loans.

(dl For the purpose 0! this section the term "small public works protect‘ means the construction, repair, or improrcrncnt of public roads on the Federol-ald secondary system (including r_-tensions into urban areas’. public streets, sidewalks incident to sf'n'f i' highway construction. "\Cdiid" C'fCJ. park-trays. access roads to recreational areas, bridges. and airports: public :c' l." public school and other public recreational Iacilities; public or nonprofit hospitals, public rehabtlitahon and health centers, and other public or nonprofit health lactlttics: public refuse, garbage, water, sewage. and sanitary ‘c.cillttes: ctctl delcnsc lacllities; public police and fire protection 'Cl‘h'lfit'l: pa?)ltc educational facilities. P'H Ins, ."cz'zing schools, youth correctzoncl ,tcclllties. laboratories, and other publzc bmidings; and public land. u‘atc', timber, fish and midlife, and other t‘OYtSt‘fZ‘GllOR ,tccilitirs and "irasures, l'lt‘lildltlfl small uctershcd proyects.

It‘t'gulatzons

Sec. 6. Within the proz'zstlvns he'et" the President is authortzrd to establish such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purpose 0! this Act.

Appropriations Authorized To Liguidcre Obligations

Sec. 7. There are authorized to be appropriatcd such sums as may be necessary to carry out the proz'zslons 0! this Act.

On motion by Mr. Ken,

The yeas and nays. beinlt desired by one-fifth of the Senators present. were ordered on the question of acreczng to the substitute amendment.

After debate.

The question being taken on agreeing to the amendment proposed by Mr. Ctsi:

of South Dakota (for himself and others),

It was determined in _\’eas ____ -- 33 the negative- ._____-___-.Nays .... -- 43

The yeas and nays hm my: been heretolore ordered.

Senators who voted in the afilrmatzyc arc—

Mken Can. .‘i .' DtrI-Ien
Beall (hoe. 8. M m
Bennett Coop.’ Pong

Boas Cotton Gold-‘tn
Bush Outta Riclenluooet

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Hruska Mundt Smith, Maine J avits Murphy Thurmond Keating Pearson Tower

Lausche Prouty Wiley

Miller Proxmire Williams, Del. Morton Scott Young, N. Dak.

Senators who voted in the negative are—

Anderson Humphrey Morse

Bible Jackson Moss
Burdick Johnston Muskie
Byrd, W. Va. Jordan Neuberger
Cannon Kei'auver Pastore
Chavez Kerr Pell

Clark Long, Hawaii Randolph
Dodd Long, La. Russell
Douglas Mansfield Smathers
Engle McCarthy Smith, Mass.
Gore McClellan Williams, N.J.
Hart McGee Yarborough
Hartke McNamara Young, Ohio
Hayden Metcalf

Holland Monroney

So the amendment was not agreed to.

On motion by Mr. KERR to reconsider

the vote disagreeing to the amendment, On motion by Mr. CLARK,

The motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

The bill was further amended on the motion of Mr. PROUTY.

On motion by Mr. COOPER (for himself, Mr. Boccs, and Mr. FONG) to fur— ther amend the bill by striking out all after the enacting clause, as amended, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: That this Act may be cited as the “Emergency Public Works Act of 1962".

Findings

Sec. 2. The Congress finds that (1) certain communities and areas of the Nation are presently burdened by substantial unemployment and underemployment and (2) action by the Federal Government is necessary to provide immediate useful work for the unemployed and underemployed in these communities. It is the intent and purpose of the Congress to provide for an immediate program of assistance for public works in those areas.

General Authorization

Sec. 3. (a) The Housing and Home Finance Administrator (hereinafter referred to as the Administrator), may exercise the authority provided in this Act in areas currently designated by the Secretary of Labor as having been areas of substantial unemployment in each of at least nine of the twelve immediately preceding months, and in areas currently designated as “redevelopment areas” pursuant to the Area Redevelopment Act.

(b) The Administrator shall prescribe rules, regulations, and procedures which will assure that adequate consideration is given to the relative needs of the areas eligible for assistance. In prescribing such rules, regulations, and procedures, the Administrator shall consider among other relevant factors: (1) the severity of the rates of unemployment in eligible areas and the duration of such unemployment, and (2) the income levels of families and the extent of nnderemployment in eligible areas.

(0) In the case of those projects or programs which qualify under stand

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ards established by the Administrator applying uniformly to all similar areas, if the Administrator determines that an area sufiering unusual economic distress (because of a sustained extremely severe rate of unemployment or an extremely low level of family income and severe underemployment) does not have economic and financial capacity to assume all of the additional financial obligations required, a grant otherwise authorized pursuant to this Act for a project or program in such area may be made without regard to any provision of law limiting the amount of such grant to a fixed portion of the cost of the project or program, but the recipient of the grant shall be required to bear such portion of such cost as it is able to and in any event at least 10 per centum thereof.

Grants for public works projects not eligible under existing programs

Sec. 4. (a) For the purpose of this Act, the Administrator, or such agency or officer of the Federal Government as he may designate, is authorized, upon application and under such rules and regulations as he shall prescribe, to make grants from funds appropriated pursuant to section 7 to States and local public bodies to finance the initiation or acceleration of public works projects and programs which are not eligible for grants under other Acts of Congress.

(b) The amount of any grant made under the authority of this section shall not exceed 50 per centum of the cost of undertaking and completing the project or program for which the grant is made.

Federal loans

Sec. 5. (a) For the purpose of this Act, the Administrator, or such agency or oflicer of the Federal Government as he may designate, is authorized, upon application and under such rules and regulations as he shall prescribe, to use funds appropriated pursuant to section 7 to purchase the securities and obligations of, or make loans to, States and local public bodies which otherwise would be unable to meet their share of the cost of projects and programs for which grants have been authorized pursuant to section 4 of this Act.

(b) All securities and obligations purchased and all loans made under this section shall be of such sound value or so secured as reasonably to assure retirement or repayment, and such loans may be made either directly or in cooperation with banks or other financial institutions through agreements to participate or by the purchase of participations or otherwise.

(0) No securities or obligations shall be purchased and no loans shall be made including renewals or extensions thereof which have maturity dates in excess of forty years.

(d) Financial assistance extended under this section shall bear interest at a rate determined by the Administrator which shall be not more than the higher of (1) 3 per centum per annum, or (2) the total of one-half of 1 per centum per

annum added to the rate of interest required to be paid on funds obtained for the purposes of this section as determined by the Secretary of the Treasury as provided under subsection (e) of this section.

(e) Funds used for the purpose of this section shall bear interest at a rate determined by the Secretary of the Treasury which shall be not more than the higher of (1) 21/2 per centum per annum, or (2) the average annual interest rate on all interest-bearing obligations of the United States then forming a part of the public debt as computed at the end of the preceding fiscal year and adjusted to the nearest oneeighth of 1 per centum.

Restrictions and limitations

Sec. 6. The authority conferred by this Act shall be subject to the following restrictions and limitations:

(1) No financial assistance shall be made with respect to any project or program unless the project or segment of work, to be assisted under this Act—

(A) can be initiated or accelerated within a reasonably short period of time;

(B) will meet an essential public need;

(C) if initiated hereunder, can be completed within eighteen months after initiation, but not later than twenty-seven months after the date of enactment of this Act;

(D) will contribute significantly to the reduction of unemployment; and

(E) is not inconsistent with locally approved comprehensive plans for the jurisdiction aflected, wherever such plans exist.

(2) Not more than 121/2 per centum of the funds provided for projects and programs pursuant to this Act shall be made available within any one State.

(3) The Administrator shall prescribe such rules, regulations, and procedures as will assure that no assistance under this Act shall be made available to any State or local public body unless the project or program for which the assistance is granted produces a net increase in the expenditures of such State or local public body for public works projects approximately equal to the nonFederal contribution to the project or program.

Appropriations authorized Sec. 7. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $750,000,000 to carry out the provisions of this Act.

Advances for public works planning

Sec. 8. Section 702 of the Housing Act of 1954 is amended by striking out in subsection (3) "July 1, 1961;” and the remainder of the subsection, and inserting in lieu thereof, "July 1, 1961;” and such additional sums which may be made available from year to year thereafter.

Labor standards

Sec. 9. All laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors on projects and programs assisted under

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