National Planning Board of 1935: Hearing, Seventy-fourth Congress, First Session, on S. 2825, a Bill to Provide for the Establishment of a National Planning Board and the Organization and Functions Thereof. June 13, 1935

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1935 - 46 pages
Considers (74) S. 2825.

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Page 1 - ... laws applicable to the employment and compensation of officers and employees of the United States...
Page 1 - Act of 1923 to fix the compensation of, such employees, and to make such expenditures (including expenditures for personal services and rent at the seat of Government and elsewhere, and for law books, books of reference, and periodicals), as may be necessary efficiently to execute the functions vested in the Board. All expenditures of the Board shall be allowed and paid, out of any moneys appropriated for the purposes of the Board, upon presentation of itemized vouchers therefor signed by the chairman.
Page 22 - Works Planning 1 . That a permanent Public Works Administration be established, based upon the powers, duties, and functions of the Emergency Administration of Public Works. The Federal Employment Stabilization Office should be merged with the Public Works Administration.
Page 1 - Board to be composed of five members to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The...
Page 3 - Planning 1. That an advisory National Planning Board be set up consisting of five members appointed by the President of the United States, to serve as a general staff for the Chief Executive. 2. That the functions of the Board should be advisory and not executive and should include (a) Coordination of planning policies within the Federal Government. (6) Coordination of planning policies between Federal, State, and local jurisdictions. (c) Stimulation and assistance to the planning agencies within...
Page 15 - B. Needed Changes in Use. 1. That a land purchase program, to secure more effective use of areas than is probable under private ownership, be undertaken over a term of years, involving : (a) Continued retirement of submarginal lands at the rate of about 5 million acres per year for a period now estimated at 15 years.
Page 1 - That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated annually such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. The sum of $72,000 has been included in the appropriation for "Maintenance and operation" in the 1939 estimates for this purpose.
Page 1 - The council may in addition to the meetings above provided for hold such other meetings in Washington, District of Columbia, or elsewhere, as it may deem necessary, may select its own officers and adopt its own methods of procedure, and a majority of its members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Vacancies in the council shall be filled by the respective reserve banks, and members selected to fill vacancies shall serve for the unexpired term.
Page 21 - River in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. 9. The Caddoa Dam and Reservoir on the Arkansas River in Colorado. 10. The Conchas Dam and Reservoir on the South Canadian River in New Mexico. 11. The Fort Reno Dam and Reservoir on the North Canadian River in Oklahoma. 12. The Brazos Basin project in Texas. 13. The Coldwater-Yazoo River project in Mississippi. 14. The St. Francis project in Missouri and Arkansas. 15. Colorado Basin. 16. The Central Valley in California. 17. The Columbia Basin...
Page 3 - Board recommends that the Federal Government create a permanent national planning board, directly responsible to the country's Chief Executive. The function of the proposed board would not be to supplant the numerous planning agencies now active in various departments of the Federal Government or elsewhere but to supplement their work and to promote closer coordination among the plans they severally prepare for submission to the President.

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