Authorization for White House Personnel: Hearing Before the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, United States Senate, Ninety-third Congress, Second Session, on S. 3647 ... June 26, 1974

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Page 5 - Title 5, governing appointments in the competitive service, and pay such specialists and experts without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates...
Page 27 - I want to assure you that we will make every effort to make sure that we are on top.
Page 22 - Assistants shall be personal aides to the President and shall have no authority over anyone in any department or agency, including the Executive Office of the President, other than the personnel assigned to their immediate offices.
Page 22 - Their effectiveness in assisting the president will, we think, be directly proportional to their ability to discharge their functions with restraint They would remain in the background, issue no orders, make no decisions, emit no public statements.
Page 8 - SPECIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE PRESIDENT SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses to enable the Vice President to provide assistance to the President...
Page 25 - That there are authorized to be appropriated annually such sums as may be necessary to enable the President, in his discretion and under such regulations as he may prescribe and notwithstanding the provisions of any other Act and upon recommendation of the Director of the Budget, to meet losses sustained on and after July...
Page 27 - Comity between the branches of government, we were told, required that we not look at the authority for White House positions or the budget for these positions. Yet for too long, comity has been used as an excuse by the Congress to shirk its responsibility.
Page 22 - would not be assistant presidents in any sense," and "would remain in the background, issue no orders, make no decisions, emit no public statements.

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