Regulations for Certain Protective Services: Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 1244 ... April 10, 1975

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"H.R. 1244 is an outgrowth of an indepth study of expenditures of Federal funds in support of Presidential properties by our Government Activities Subcommittee in the last Congress. The report was adopted by a full committee vote of 36 ayes, 0 nays, and 2 present. This very committee found that $17 million in public funds was spent on President Nixon's three privately owned properties; that some items were paid for that were far in excess of security needs, or were not related to security purposes, or were not procured by authorized Government personnel. We also found a loss of fiscal responsibility due to the location of authority among separate agencies; a failure by the Secret Service to develop fundamental managerial controls over expenditures; that no procedures were developed to handle Secret Service requests for expenditures by GSA; that no limitation was placed on the number of homes owned by a President which could be made secure, and that inadequate consideration was given to apportioning costs between the Federal Government and the private property owner. In the last Congress I introduced legislation to carry out the recommendations of this committee. That bill, similar to H.R. 1244, was referred only to the Judiciary Committee. It passed the House by voice vote on suspension, but there was not time for it to be acted upon in the Senate"--Page 8.
 

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Page 17 - DEFENSE Mr. Chairman and members of the subcommittee, the Department of Defense appreciates your invitation to appear before the Subcommittee on Legislation and National Security to present its views on HR 1244 and on the amendments adopted by the House Judiciary Committee. Accompanying me is Colonel Peter Kempf, United States Air Force, who is assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In that capacity, he oversees the employment of Department of Defense resources in support of the United...
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Page 13 - ... protective purposes. HR 11499 provides that every department and agency, including the Executive Office of the President, making expenditures under its provisions shall transmit a detailed report of such expenditures to the Committees on Appropriations and Committees on Government Operations on April 30 and September 30 of each year. Fourth, we recommended that the report made by the Secret Service should be subject to audit by GAO and that GAO should be given complete access to all records,...
Page 9 - ... Government Activities Subcommittee in the last Congress. The report was adopted by a full committee vote of 36 ayes, 0 nays, and 2 present. This very committee found that $17 million in public funds was spent on President Nixon's three privately owned properties; that some items were paid for that were far in excess of security needs, or were not related to security purposes, or were not procured by authorized Government personnel.

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