Oversize Committee Reports And Papers I

Richard J. O'Melia Collection

  1. "Senate Committee on Government Operations Subcommittee on Reorganization"
    Date: June 18, 1956
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-211SR
    Report by: Eli E. Nobleman
    Content: Describes and analyzes Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1956, a plan designed to separate the Federal savings and Loan Insurance Corporation from the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and to establish the Loan Insurance Corporation as a separate and independent agency in the Federal Government. Discusses reasons both for and against the Plan's approval.

  2. "Senate Committee on Government Operations" (attached is a memo to the members of the Committee on Government Operations briefly explaining S. 4076 and its history and asking each Senator to fill out a portion designating either approval or disapproval of it as well as approval or disapproval of another bill, S. J. Res. 182 (see below))
    Date: June 25, 1956
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-2-31
    Report by: Walter L. Reynolds
    Content: Explains the provisions of S. 4076, a bill which provided for the appointment of the chief legal officers of certain departments in the executive branch by the President, with the consent of the Senate.

  3. "Senate Committee of Government Operations"
    Date: June 22, 1956
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-2-27
    Report by: Walter J. Reynolds
    Content: Explains the provisions and purpose of S. J. Res. 182, a resolution to extend the time for filing the final report of the Commission on Government Security to June 30, 1957.

  4. "Senate committee on Government Operations Subcommittee on Reorganization"
    Date: June 26, 1956
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-2-13SR (Supplemental to Staff Memorandum No. 84-2-12SR, June 20, 1956)
    Report by: Eli E. Nobleman
    Content: Provides commentary of the Bureau of the Budget, the Department of Labor, the Department of the Air Force (for the Department of Defense), and the Comptroller General concerning S. 3517, a bill to provide for the reorganization of the safety functions of the Federal Government. All parties which make commentary oppose the bill, with the exception of the Comptroller General, who approves the bill with noted reservations.

  5. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: April 18, 1956
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-2-15
    Report by: Glenn K. Shriver
    Content: Relates the purpose and history of S. 2654, a bill to authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey certain lands in the State of Wyoming to the City of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Recommends that the Committee ask the proposal of the bill appear before them and explain why the land transfer is necessary.

  6. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: July 18, 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-29
    Report by: Eli E. Nobleman
    Content: Relates the purpose and history of S. 1886, a bill to provide for the retrocession of jurisdiction over Ellis Island from the United States to the State of New York.

  7. "Senate Committee on Government Operations" (rough copy with attached typed inserts and handwritten corrections)
    Date: July 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-7
    Report by: (?)
    Content: Reports the purpose and history of and recommendations concerning S. 2116, a bill to amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 to provide that government surplus property may be donated to 4-H Clubs.

  8. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: March 26, 1956
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 82-2-11
    Report by: Loy W. Henderson, Deputy Under Secretary for Administration
    Content: Explains the purpose of S. 3340, a bill for the reorganization of the passport office.

  9. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: July 22, 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-31
    Report by: Eli E. Nobleman
    Content: Relates the purpose and background of S. 1863, a bill to provide for the demolition and removal of temporary buildings in Washington D.C. that had been built since World War I and for the replacement of these buildings with permanent structures constructed under the Public Buildings Purchase Control Act of 1954.

  10. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: July 22, 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-32
    Report by: Walter L. Reynolds
    Content: Contains the legislative calendar for the 1st Session of the 84th Congress.

  11. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: August 9, 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-35
    Report by: Walter L. Reynolds
    Content: Gives details concerning the proposed sale of Plancor 1778 (Halethorpe, Maryland) to Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation.

  12. "Senate Committee on Government Operations" (attached is a document labeled "Appendix A" which is a letter to Senator John L. McClellan, the Chairman of the Committee on Government Operations, from Edmund F. Mansure concerning the Records Management Surveys)
    Date: December 29, 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-40
    Report by: Walter L. Reynolds
    Content: Summarizes and provides background information and recommendations concerning the Records Management Surveys of the General Services Administration.

  13. "Appendix A"
    Date: (?)
    Report No.: (?)
    Report by: (?)
    Content: Reports the recommendations of the Hoover Commission given in its report on Surplus Property.

  14. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: December 7, 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-37
    Report by: Glenn K. Shriver
    Content: Relates the purpose and details of S. 1799, a bill to amend section 203 (f) of Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949.

  15. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: November 28, 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-36
    Report by: Eli E. Nobleman
    Content: Gives background information and recommendations concerning Federal Payments of Texas in Lieu of Taxes to State and Local Taxing Authorities (S. 1566, S. 1657, S. 2390, and S. 2754).

  16. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: December 16, 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-39
    Report by: Walter L. Reynolds
    Content: States the purpose of and gives commentary on S. 1301, a bill to limit the acquisition and use by agencies of the Federal Government of equipment for reproducing documents, drawings, papers, and so forth, on sensitized materials.

  17. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: February 8, 1956
    Report No.: (?)
    Report by: Walter L. Reynolds
    Content: Addressed to the Members of the Committees on Appropriations, argues for the need for Deficiency Appropriations for the Purchase of Additional Equipment by the Passport Office, Department of State.

  18. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: May 11, 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-16
    Report by: Walter L. Reynolds
    Content: Outlines the agenda for the Executive Session on Monday, May 16, 1955.

  19. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: May 19, 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-17
    Report by: Glenn K. Shriver
    Content: Reports policy Legislation in Appropriation Act for General Services Administration for the fiscal year of 1956.

  20. "Senate Committee on Government Operations" (contains handwritten corrections)
    Date: March 30, 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-7
    Report by: Richard J. O'Melia
    Content: Provides the purpose and general history of S. 1004 and H.R. 3322, identical bills to amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 so as to improve the administration of the program for the utilization of surplus property for educational and public health purposes.

  21. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: April 15, 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-8
    Report by: Eli E. Nobleman
    Content: Relates background information concerning S. 1003, a bill to establish a Federal policy concerning the termination, limitation or establishment of business-type operations of the Government which may be conducted in competition with private enterprise, and for other purposes.

  22. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: April 27, 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-12
    Report by: Eli E. Nobleman
    Content: Relates the purpose and background of and recommendations concerning S. 1006, a bill to authorize reciprocal protection agreements between departments and agencies of the United States and public or private organizations engaged in fire-fighting activities.

  23. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: July 13, 1954
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 83-2-23
    Report by: Walter L. Reynolds
    Content: Outlines the legislative calendar that will be submitted to the Committee for approval on July 17, 1954.

  24. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: June 24, 1954
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 83-2-21
    Report by: Walter L. Reynolds
    Content: Outlines the legislative agenda and committee program pending before the Subcommittee on Legislative Program.

  25. "Senate Committee on Government Operations"
    Date: November 18, 195
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 83-2-32
    Report by: (?)
    Content: Summarizes the GAO Report covering the Investigative Survey of Armed Services Activities in the Territory of Hawaii.

  26. "Senate Committee on government Operations"
    Date: May 2, 1955
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 84-1-13
    Report by: (?)
    Content: Outlines the agenda for the Executive Session to be held on Thursday, May 5, 1955.

  27. "84th Congress 1st Session" (attached is a copy of S. 2277 and a memo asking each member of the Committee on Government Operations whether they approve or disapprove of S. 2277 as amended)
    Date: (?)
    Report No.: (?)
    Report by: (?)
    Content: Reports the amendments that the Committee on Government Operations requests to be made to S. 2277 (a bill authorizing the Administrator of General Services to give land to the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota) before it is passed.


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