"PL 93-280 120 Cong. Rec. H3349-50 (daily ed. Apr. 30, 1974"
30, CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — HOUSE H3349 •oinmittee—with earphones on and lis- FRANKABILITY OF PICTURES AND cluding covering letters in connection there- !.,,i to all of these taped conversations. SKETCHES OF MEMBERS with, may include as a part of the maschead thereof a picture, sketch, or other likeness Mr. Speaker, on the basis of my pres- (Mr. tTDALL asked and was given per- of the Member which is In reasonable pro- ,nt information I feel that this is a good mission to extend his remarks at this portion to the size of the masthead. Bnd adequate response. point in the RECORD and to include ex- 2. Press releases which are frankable. If traneous matter.) mailed to the communications media, may be c< ; Mr. UDALL. Mr. Speaker, I submit for accompanied by photographs which are di- s !..• PERMISSION FOR COMMITTEE ON rectly related to the subject matter of the RULES TO FILE CERTAIN PRIVI- printing into the RECORD at this point press release being so mailed. LEGED REPORTS regulations affecting the frankability of The guidelines, which are set forth below, pictures and sketches of Members under are Intended to assist Members of the House ft t; , Mr. YOUNG of Texas. Mr. Speaker, the Congressional Franking Act as in determining the proper size, number, and f ti...: by direction of the Committee on Rules, adopted by the House Commission on content of such pictures: .s i. . I ask unanimous consent that the Com- Congressional Mailing Standards. GUIDELINES FOR PICTURES AND SKETCHES fu,. mittee on Rules may have until mid- In addition, the Commission has pre- 1. Mall matter consisting of newsletters - to t, night tonight to file certain privileged pared some guidelines designed to assist and other general mass mailings may con- .ill . reports. the Members in determining the proper tain pictures and sketches bearing the like- The SPEAKBR. Is there objection to size, number, and content of such pic- ness of a Member of or Member-elect to the the request of the gentleman from tures and these are also included. House of Representatives. 2. Such matter should not Include more Texas? FRANKABILnT OF PlCTUHES AND SKETCHES than two such pictures' or sketches on any There was no objection. OF MEMBERS one page thereof, and the area covered by For many years, It has been the usual and such pictures and sketches should not ex- customary practice for Members of the ceed 20 percent of each such page. CALL OF THE HOUSE House to include pictures and sketches bear- 3. A picture or sketch bearing the likeness Mr. MONTGOMERY. Mr. Speaker,- I Ing their likeness in mall matter sent under of the spouse or other member of the family make the point of order that a quorum the frank. of a Member should not be included In such The former Post Office Department, which mail matter. is not present. regulated the use of the frank until 1968, 4. Except for a picture which is part of a The SPEAKER. Evidently a quorum had ruled that inclusion of such plctxires in masthead, the accompanying text of a pic- Is not present. franked mall was proper, provided that such ture or sketch should consist of more than a Mr. O'NEILL. Mr. Speaker, I move a pictures did not tend to advertise the Mem- caption which merely identifies such picture1 call of the House. ber. Thtre is little doubt that, from 1963 or sketch. A call of the House was ordered. until enactment of the new franking law in 5. A picture, sketch or other likeness of the The call was taken by electronic de- December 1973, when the proper mostof the xise Member, which is part of the masthead ot vice, and the following Members failed franking privilege was, for the use of part, determined by each Member, the such such mail matter, should not cover an area exceeding six square inches. to respond.• pictures, in some few instances, had ex- The Commission is cognizant of the fact [Boll No. 191] panded considerably. that the Information contained in this an- Aaderson, 111. Ford Qule Durin* consideration of this matter by the nouncement does not cover all circumstances BMalls . Fraser Rangel Committee on Post Office and Civil Service which Members may face with regard to the Watntk Gray Reid and subsequently by both the House and frankability of pictures. Therefore, the Com- liroomfleld Gubser Ho'ocris Senate, it wus determined that ircl'.'sinn of mission wishes to emphasize that we and our Brown, Calif. Haley Rodino Buchanan Harrington Roncalio, Wyo. such pictures in mall matter was a valuable staff are always available to aosbv jou 7;-ith Burke, Calif. Hebert Roncallo, N.Y. tool in. keeping constituents informed, any question you may have In this regard, or Carey, N.Y. Karth Rooney, N.Y. thereby assisting Members in performing for that matter, any other qxiestion concern- Chnppell Kazen Rose their official duties. However, in writing this ing the use of the frank. Chlsholm McSpaddeu Rosenthal authority into law, the Congress also recog- Issued in Washington, DC on April 30, 1974. Clark Milford Shustor nized the possible resultant abuses and, MORRIS K. UDALJ., Cleveland Murphy, III. Slkes Cohen Myers Skubitz therefore, also adopted restrictive language Chairman. Conyers Nix Stolger, Ariz. to the provisions which finally became law. Coughllu Owens Stokes The pertinent provisions [39 U.S.O. 3210(a) Dovlne Ferris Stubblcficld (3) (J) ] follow: AUTHORIZING CERTAIN, FEDERAL DlL'gs Fatmau Stuckey "§ 32::0(a) (3) It Is the intent of the Con- Dorn Pickle Traxlcr gress that mall matter which is frankable AGENCIEg TO DETAIL, PERSON.YEL Drinan Pike Vander Jagt specifically includes, but is not limited to— ANTVTQ LQAN EQUIPMENT TO'lifE Findley Powell, Olilo BUREAU OF "SPORT FISHERIES "(J) mail matter which contains a, pictxa-o, The SPEAKER. On this rollcall, 374 sketch, or other likeness of any Member or AND WILDLIFE,, DEPARTMENT OF Members have recorded their presence Member-elect and which Is so mailed as a 'THE INTERIOR by electronic device, a quorum. part of a Federal publication or in response Mr. DINGELL. Mr. Speaker, I ask to ft specific By unanimous consent, further pro- contained In arequest therefor nnd, when unanimous consent to take from the ceedings under the call were dispensed mass mailing ofnewsletter or otherMember- any Member or general Speaker's desk the bill (H.R. 8101) to with, elect, Is not of such size, or does not occur authorize certain Federal agencies to de- with such frequency in the mall matter con- tail personnel and to loan equipment to corned, to the PERMISSION FOR COMMITTEE ON purpose as to loadpicture, conclusion that the of such sketch, or likeness the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wild- WAYS AND MEANS TO HAVE UN- is to advertise the Member or Member-elect life, Department of the Interior, with TIL MIDNIGHT, SATURDAY, MAY rather than to illustrate accompanying Senate amendments thereto, and concur 4. 1974, TO FILE A REPORT ON H.R. text." in the Senate amendments. 14462, THE OIL AND GAS ENERGY During its consideration of the regula- The Clerk read the title of the bill. TAX ACT OF 1974 tions concerning the use of pictures mailed The Clerk read the Senate amend- under tlie frank, Mr. MILLS. Mr. Speaker, I ask unani- mined thut It wouldthe Commissionto deter- not be possible cover ments, as follows: mous consent that the Committee on each Dnd every pus-sible -contingency which Pago 2, line 15, strike out "Director." and Ways and Means may have until mid- might arloo In the use of such pictures. The Insert "Director." night Saturday, May 4, 1974, to file a re- Commission concluded, therefore, that it Pnge 2, after line 15, insert: port on the bill, H.R. 14462, the "Oil and would adopt only those regulations which "(C) The Director of the Bureau of Sport Gas Energy Tax Act of 1974." along with It dcempfl to be necessary nnd thnt it would Fisheries and Wildlife shall make an an- any minority and/or supplemental views, also p.ibllsh guidelines to assist Members lu nual report at the end of each Sscra year and also to advise the House that the this i-i-i-ard. to the Conpress concerning the utilization committee has instructed the gentleman The ivc.uhaions, which follow, are designed of the provisions of this su'opar.igraph and from Pennsylvania (Mr. SCHNEBELLI) to to cov'-T only clearlycircumstances where such Uio.ii> the additional cost, if any, to the Federal picture.-) uiv 1'rniikablo or not frunk- Government resuUing therefrom. Such an- request a closed rule. ftble: nual report shall be refeired in tin? Senate The SPEAKER. Is there objection to REGULATIONS,ON riCIURUS AND SKETCHES to the Committee on Commerce and in the the request of the gentleman from Ar- I. Mull matter ron.sl.uiti:; of newsletters, House of Repiv.^ontatlves to the Committee kansas? the u-iiuU and customary connre.-islonal ques- on Merchant Marine and Fisheries." There was no objection. tionnaire, or other tienoiiil moss mailings, In- The SPEAKER. Is there objection to H3350 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD —HOUSE April 30, ./.f>;.; the request of the gentleman from Ari- The Clerk read the resolution as fol- given permission to revise and extend zona? lows: his remarks.) Mr. GROSS. Mr. Speaker, reserving H. RES. 1071 Mr. DEL CLAWSON. Mr. Speaker, the right to object, -what is the pur- Resolved, That during the consideration House Resolution 1071 provides a waiver pose of this arrangement of a loan 'for of the bill (H.R. 14434) making appropria- of order against specified sections of employees? tions for energy research and development activities of certain departments, indepen- H.R. 14434, a bill to make appropriations Mr. DINGELL. Mr. Speaker, will the dent executive agencies, bureaus, olfices, and for energy research and development for gentleman yield ? commissions lor the fiscal year ending June fiscal year 1975. These energy related ap- Mr. GROSS. I yield to the gentleman 30, 1975, arid for other purposes. ?.ll points propriations have been put into a special from Arizona. ot order against chapters I and II, the pro- bill for the first time in order that they Mr. DINGELL. Mr. Speaker, briefly visions of chapter IV under the heading may be expedited. In his testimony be- explained H.R. 8101 as it passed the Atomic Commission, Operating Expenses, fore the Rules Committee the distin- House would authorize the Department and Plant and Capital Equipment, and chapter VI of said bill are hereby waived for guished chairman of the Appropriations of Transportation, the Department, of failure to comply with the provisions of Committee indicated that the intent is to the Army, the Department of the Navy, clause 2, rule XXI. have these appropriations enacted into the Department of the Air Force, the law by the first day of the new fiscal Atomic Energy Commission, and the The SPEAKER. The gentleman from year so that planning of energy research I National Aeronautics and Space Admin- Texas (Mr. YOUNG) is recognized for 1 and development can progress in an ef- istration to detail personnel and loan hour. ficient way. equipment to the Director of the Bureau Mr. YOUNG of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I Mr. Speaker, the waiver of clause 2 of of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, in order yield 30 minutes to the gentleman from rule XXI, which is provided in this rule, to enable him to more effectively carry California (Mr. DEL CLAWSON) , pending is necessary because several appropria- out his responsibilities to manage and which I yield myself such time as I may tions in this bill have not yet been protect our fisheries and wildlife re- consume. authorized. sources. (Mr. YOUNG of Texas asked and was The bill contains funds for the Na- The Senate amended the bill in two given permission to revise and extend tional Aeronautics and Space Adminis- respects: his remarks.) tration and the National Science Foun- The first amendment was technical in Mr. YOUNG of Texas. Mr. Speaker, dation. Authorizing legislation for these nature—it merely eliminated the quota- House Resolution 1071 provides for an items passed the House last wek but hns tion marks after the word "Director" in open rule on H.R. 14434, a bill making not been enacted into law and thus these order to allow for the addition of a new appropriations for energy research and appropriations are technically not in subsection (C). development activities of certain de- compliance with clause 2 of rule XXI. The second amendment would add a partments, independent executive agen- The bill also provides funds for the new subsection (C) to require the Di- cies, bureaus, offices, and commissions Atomic Energy Commission which simi- rector of the Bureau of Sport Fisheries ior the fecal year euuing June 30 1375. larly are not authorized although such and Wildlife to make an annual report House Resolution 1071 provides that legislation has passed both the House to the Congress concerning the utiliza- all points of order against chapters I and Senate. tion, of personnel and equipment pro- nnd II, the provisions of chapter IV The appropriation of funds for the vided to the Director by the various agen- Tinder the heading Atomic Energy Com- Federal Energy Office is also technically cies nnd the cost, if any, to the Federal mission, Operating Expenses, and Plant in violation of clause 2, rule XXI. al- Government resulting from ths utiliza- and Capital Equipment, and chapter VI though authorizing legislation has passed tion of such personnel and equipment. of the bill are waived for failure to com- both the House and the Senate and the On the Senate side, the annual report ply with the provisions of clause 2, rule conference report was adopted in the •would be referred to the Senate Com- XXI of the Rules of the House of Repre- House yesterday. merce Committee and, on the House side, sentatives (unauthorized appropria- With respect to the $54 million recom- to the Merchant Marine and Fisheries tions). mended in the bill for the energy re- Committee. H.R. 14434 provides a grand total of search and development activities of the Mr. Speaker, I think the Senate $2,269,828,000 in new budget (obligation- Environmental Protection Agency there amendments are good; they make the al) authority. The bill allocates $1,507,- is presently no basic authorizing legis- legislation more workable, and I recom- 760,000 for energy research and develop- lation for appropriations for fiscal year mend that the House concur in the Sen- ment efforts of the Atomic Energy Com- 1975. ate amendments. mission. $571,933,000 for the Interior Mr. Speaker, in general I am not in Mr. GROSS. Mr. Speaker, let me ask Department which includes signifi- favor of waiving the Rules of the House. the gentleman this question: cantly expanded coal research activ- However, as the distinguished chairman This does not mean an expansion of ities, $101,800,000 for the National Sci- of the Appropriations Committee pointed the Federal payroll, because I under- ence Foundation, $54,000,000 for the out in his appearance before the Rules stand it uses employees who are already Environmental Protection Agency, and Committee, this waiver is necessary if we on the payroll? $19,000 000 for the Federal Energy Office, are going to get this appropriation bill -Mr. DINGELL. Mr. Speaker, I assure expanded coal research activities, $101,- through at this time, and therefore, with the gentleman it is my expectation that 800,000 for the National Science Founda- some reluctance, I support this resolu- there will be minimal cost associated \vith tion, $54,000,000 for the Environmental tion. the legislation before us. Protection Agency, and $19,000,000 for Mr. ROUSSELOT. Will the gentleman Mr. GROSS. Mr. Speaker, I -withdraw the Federal Energy Office. yield? my reservation of objection. Mr. Speaker, I urge the adoption of Mr. DEL CLAWSON. I yield to the gen- The SPEAKER. Is there objection to House Resolution 1071 in order that we tleman. the request of the gentleman from may discuss and debate H.R. 1443. Mr. ROUSSELOT. So really we have a Michigan (Mr. DINCELL) ? Mr. GROSS. Will the gentleman yield? rule waiving points of order for three There was no objection. Mr. YOUNG of Texas. I yield to the titles here. Is that correct? The Senate amuedments were con- gentleman from Iowa. Mr. DEL CLAWSON. We have a rule curred in. Mr. GROSS. I must take issue with waiving points of order on several of .the A motion to reconsider was laid on the gentleman's statement that this is titles. the table. an open rule when it provides for the Mr. ROUSSELOT. But it has the effect waiving of points of order on some four of om- being unable to amend those three chapters of the bill. This is an amazing important areas of this bill. ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOP- rule a;; far as I am concerned, and I Mr. DEL CLAWSON. You can amend, MENT APPnoPRIATIONS ACT, 1975 am opposed to it. but points of order are waived. As far as Mr. YOUNG of Texas. Mr. Speaker. I thrmk the gentleman for yielding. amending it is concerned, you can oflVr by direction of the Committee on Rules, Mr. DEL CLAWSON. Mr. Speaker, I amendments. I call up House Resolution 1071 and ask yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. ROUSSELOT. I thank the gentle- for Its immediate consideration. <Mr. DEL CLAWSON asked and was man.