Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986; Anderson, Clinton Presba, 1895-1975; Schwellenbach, Lewis B. (Lewis Baxter), 1894-1948; Chapman, Oscar L. (Oscar Littleton), 1896-1978; Clark, Tom C. (Tom Campbell), 1899-1977
Cabinet meetings; Budget

Cabinet Meeting Minutes, December 19, 1946. Matthew J. Connelly Papers - Notes on Cabinet Meetings II.

CABINET MEETING, DECEMBER 19, 1946

THE PRESIDENT

Read final Budget figures for 1947.

Expenditures 37 (plus sign) billion 559,900,000
Ext. Rev. 38 (plus sign) billion 824,000,000

ANDERSON

Was critical of budget approach--suggest that Govt take advantage of loans & investments--now being account for as appropriations. Grand Coulee for example.

Budget representative in Agriculture is Super Secretary of Agriculture.

HARRIMAN

Says treated fairly.

SCHWELLENBACH

Ditto.

CHAPMAN

Ditto.

CLARK

Ditto.

HARRIMAN

Suggests appointment of Cabinet Committee to study wage and hour situation with respect to portal-to-portal pay.

THE PRESIDENT

Treas. – Commerce – War & Navy – Labor – Atty Genl – appointed.


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