Nomination of George M. Johnson: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights...86-1, on Nomination of George M. Johnson, of California, to be a Member of the Commission on Civil Rights, April 21, 1959
1959 - 14 pages
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Page 10 - Upon payment of the cost thereof, a witness may obtain a transcript copy of his testimony given at a public session or, if given at an executive session, when authorized by the committee.
Page 10 - That a commission is hereby created and established, to be known as the Federal Trade Commission (hereinafter referred to as the commission), which shall be composed of five commissioners, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Not more than three of the commissioners shall be members of the same political party.
Page 10 - The chairman may punish breaches of order and decorum, and of professional ethics on the part of counsel, by censure and exclusion from the hearings ; and the committee may cite the offender to the House for contempt.
Page 11 - ... procure services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (60 Stat. 810; 5 USC 55a), but at rates for individuals not in excess of $50 per diem. (b) The Commission shall not accept or utilize services of voluntary or uncompensated personnel, and the term "whoever...
Page 10 - The Vice Chairman shall act as Chairman in the absence or disability of the Chairman or in the event of a vacancy in that office.
Page 11 - Commission shall — (1) investigate allegations in writing under oath or affirmation that certain citizens of the United States are being deprived of their right to vote and have that vote counted by reason of their color, race, religion, or national origin; which writing, under oath or affirmation, shall set forth the facts upon which such belief or beliefs are based ; (2) study and collect information concerning legal developments constituting a denial of equal protection of the laws under the...
Page 11 - A witness attending any session of the Commission shall receive $4 for each day's attendance and for the time necessarily occupied in going to and returning from the same, and 8 cents per mile for going from and returning to his place of residence.
Page 10 - In the discretion of the committee, witnesses may submit brief and pertinent sworn statements in writing for inclusion in the record. The committee is the sole judge of the pertinency of testimony and evidence adduced at its hearing.
Page 10 - Rights (hereinafter called the "commission"). (b) The commission shall be composed of six members who shall be appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Not more than three of the members shall at any one time be of the same political party.
Page 10 - House for contempt. (m) If the committee determines that evidence or testimony at an investigative hearing may tend to defame, degrade, or incriminate any person, it shall — (1) receive such evidence or testimony in executive session; (2) afford such person an opportunity voluntarily to appear as a witness; and (3) receive and dispose of requests from such person to subpena additional witnesses.