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RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR SENATE INVESTIGATING

COMMITTEES

MONDAY, JUNE 28, 1954

UNITED STATES SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON RULES AND ADMINISTRATION,

SUBCOMMITTEE ON RULES,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met at 2:30 p. m., pursuant to call, in room 318 of the Senate Office Building, Senator William E. Jenner (chairman) presiding

Present: Senators Jenner (chairman), Carlson, and Hayden.

Also present: Boris S. Berkovitch, counsel to Subcommittee on Rules; W. F. Bookwalter, chief clerk of the Committee on Rules and Administration; Darrell St. Claire, professional staff member, Committee on Rules and Administration; and Judge Robert Morris.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.
We are glad to see here Senator Bush, who will be the first witness.

We are opening these hearings on a number of resolutions introduced in the Senate on the subject of rules of procedure for investigations by Senate committees. These include: Senate Resolution 65, introduced by Senator Gillette; Senate Resolution 146, introduced by Senator Monroney; Senate Resolution 223, introduced by Senator Gillette; Senate Resolution 249, introduced by Senator Bennett; Senate Resolution 253, introduced by Senator Bush; Senate Resolution 256, introduced by Senator Kefauver and others; Senate Concurrent Resolution 11, introduced by Senator Kefauver; and Senate Concurrent Resolution 86, introduced by Senator Johnston of South Carolina and Senator Stennis.

Without objection, the resolutions will be made a part of the record at this point.

(The resolutions referred to are as follows:)

[S. Res. 65, 83d Cong., 1st sess.)

RESOLUTION Resolved, That the Standing Rules of the Senate are amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new rule:

“RULE XLI "INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS AND COMMITTEE PERSONNEL "1. No resolution authorizing an inquiry or investigation, or extension thereof, shall contain any authorization for any payment from the contingent fund of the Senate. Any committee reporting any such resolution to the Senate involving an inquiry or investigation in the conduct of which expenses will be incurred shall include in the report on such resolution a budget setting forth its estimate

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