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HEARING

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

UNITED STATES SENATE

SEVENTY-FIRST CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

S. 4180

A BILL TO AMEND THE ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO
PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A
MUNICIPAL CENTER IN THE DISTRICT
OF COLUMBIA," APPROVED FEB-
RUARY 28, 1929

APRIL 22, 1930

Printed for the use of the Committee on the District of Columbia

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COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

ARTHUR CAPPER, Kansas, Chairman

WESLEY L. JONES, Washington.
ARTHUR R. GOULD, Maine.
JOHN J. BLAINE, Wisconsin.
ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, Michigan.
HAMILTON F. KEAN, New Jersey.
DAVID BAIRD, JR., New Jersey.
JOHN M. ROBSION, Kentucky.

WILLIAM H. KING, Utah.
CARTER GLASS, Virginia.
ROYAL S. COPELAND, New York.
MILLARD E. TYDINGS, Maryland.
COLE. L. BLEASE, South Carolina.

W. H. SOUDERS, Clerk
JAMES RING, Assistant Clerk

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MUNICIPAL CENTER

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 1930

UNITED STATES SENATE,

COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,

Washington, D. C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 2 o'clock p. m., in the committee room, Capitol, Senator Arthur Capper, chairman, presiding.

Present: Senators Capper, Jones, Copeland and Robsion. The committee had under consideration S. 4180, which is here printed in full, as follows:

[S. 4180, Seventy-first Congress, second session]

A BILL To amend the act entitled "An act to provide for the establishment of a municipal center in the District of Columbia," approved February 28, 1929

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act to provide for the establishment of a municipal center in the District of Columbia, approved February 28, 1929, is hereby amended by adding at the end of such act a new section, as follows:

"SEC. 3. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated out of the general funds of the Treasury the sum of $15,000,000 for the purchase of land and the construction of buildings in the municipal center, said sum to be advanced from to time time on requisitions of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia as appropriations are made by Congress for such purposes, and said sum shall be reimbursed to the Treasury by the said Commissioners out of the revenues of the District of Columbia in installments of $1,000,000 per year, with interest at the rate of 31⁄2 per centum per annum on annual balances, the first installment to be paid on June 30, 1932."

Senator JONES. Mr. Chairman, I can not stay longer than two or three minutes, and I would like to make a brief statement about one or two of the bills that are coming up.

The CHAIRMAN. The first bill has to do with the municipal center. That is Senate bill 3615.

Senator JONES. That is the $15,000,000 bill?

The CHAIRMAN. Yes.

Senator JONES. I wanted to make a brief statement about that. I do not believe that we ought to act on that measure at this time. I do not know what the feeling of the people of the District may be with reference to the imposition of an additional $15,000,000 burden. The CHAIRMAN. Let me say that after introducing the bill, I immediately asked the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, the Federation of Citizens' Associations, represented by Doctor Havenner, its president; the Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trade and, I think, every representative citizens' association to come

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