W-MCP7-1.074 TO T.B. MCQUESTEN FROM C. ELLISON KAUMEYER
Mar 29 1946
To: T.B. McQuesten.
From: C.E. Kaumeyer.
NIAGARA FALLS BRIDGE COMMISSION
March 29, 1946
Dear Mr. McQuesten:
I have just received the following report from Washington on the bill which is being introduced to clarify the Customs laws relating to Customs supervision, extra compensation payable to employees for overtime services, and other matters:
"Honorable Joseph J. O'Connor, Acting Secretary of the Treasury, has submitted to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and to the Speaker of the House a bill to "clarify the customs laws relating to the customs supervision of lading and unlading of carriers, the furnishing of customs services outside regular business hours, and extra compensation payable to customs employees for over-time, and for other purposes". The suggested draft has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee and to the House Committee on Ways and Means, and within the next few days the bill will be introduced simultaneously in the two Houses by the Chairmen of the two respective Committees. This is the revised bill drawn by the Civil Service Commission as a result of the provisions of public law No. 428 of the 78th Congress ,which was the bill in that Congress dealing with overtime compensation for customs posed leglislation and sent you copies of the proposed bill. However, the Civil Service Commission's draft of the bill was greatly revised by the Treasury Department, and the bill, as finally submitted to Congress, differs to quite some extent from the bill I sent to you some time ago. No access to the new bill within the next few days, and if the bill has not actually been introduced by that time, I shall have copies made to send to you.
"Since this is legislation backed by the Administration, you may expect early action on it."
When further word is received I shall communicate with you.
Yours very truly,
C. Ellison Kaumeyer
United States-Canada Bridge,
Tunnel and Ferry Operator Association