Rental Accommodations Act of 1975 (Council Act No. 1-46): Hearing and Disposition Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Housing, and Transportation of the Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session, on H. Con. Res. 399 ... October 1 and 6, 1975

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Page 230 - where compliance with both federal and state regulations is a physical impossibility..., " Florida Lime & Avocado Growers, Inc. v. Paul, 373 US 132, 142-143 (1963), or where the state " law stands as an obstacle to the accomplishment and execution of the full purposes and objectives of Congress.
Page 228 - If Congress is authorized to act in a field, it should manifest its intention clearly. It will not be presumed that a federal statute was intended to supersede the exercise of the power of the state unless there is a clear manifestation of Intention to do so. The exercise of federal supremacy is not lightly to be presumed.
Page 232 - And here this principle is given special force by the equally venerable principle that the construction of a statute by those charged with Its execution should be followed unless there are compelling indications that it is wrong, especially when Congress has • refused to alter the administrative construction.
Page 8 - ... the attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the production of such books, records, correspondence, memoranda, papers, and documents, as it deems necessary.
Page 74 - ... guilty of contumacy, any court of the United States within the judicial district within which the hearing is conducted or within the judicial district within which such person is found or resides or transacts business may (upon application by the Commission) order such person to appear before the Commission to produce evidence or to give testimony touching the matter under investigation.
Page 229 - Rice v. Santa Fe Elevator Corp., 331 US 218, 230, 67 S.Ct. 1146, 1152,91 L.Ed. 1447: "Congress legislated here in a field which the States have traditionally occupied. ... So we start with the assumption that the historic police powers of the States were not to be superseded by the Federal Act unless that was the clear and manifest purpose of Congress.
Page 19 - If any provision of this act or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the act and of the application of such provision to other persons and circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
Page 15 - ... (3) the landlord has in good faith contracted in writing to sell the housing accommodations to a purchaser for the immediate and personal use and occupancy as housing accommodations by such purchaser...
Page 19 - Act, and of the application of any such provision, section, sentence, clause, phrase, or word in any other circumstances shall not be affected thereby and to this end, the provisions of this Act are declared severable.
Page 220 - The moon-struck prophet felt the madding hour : Then rose the seed of Chaos, and of Night, To blot out order, and extinguish light, Of dull and venal a new world to mould, And bring Saturnian days of lead and gold.

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