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79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 113-MAR . 28, 1946 THE TAX COURT OF THE UNITED STATES For necessary expenses of The Tax Court of the United States as authorized by chapter 5 of the Internal Revenue Code, and sections 504 and 510 of the Revenue Act of 1942, including personal services and contract stenographic reporting services, traveling expenses, car- fare, stationery, purchase and exchange of lawbooks and books of reference, and periodicals, $568,800, of which not to exceed $675 shall be available for deposit in the general fund of the Treasury for costs of penalty mail as required by the Act of June 28, 1944 (Public Law 364): Provided, That traveling expenses of the judges of The Tax Court shall be paid upon the written certificate of the judge. For all printing and binding for The Tax Court of the United States, $15,000. VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION Administration, medical, hospital, and domiciliary services: For all salaries and expenses of the Veterans' Administration, including the expenses of maintenance and operation of medical, hospital, and domiciliary services of the Veterans' Administration, in carrying out the duties, powers, and functions devolving upon it pursuant to the authority contained in the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the President to consolidate and coordinate governmental activities affect- ing war veterans", approved July 3, 1930 (38 U. S . C . 11-llf), and any and all laws for which the Veterans' Administration is now or may hereafter be charged with administering, $553,805,915: Pro-' vided, That not to exceed $12,500 of this amount shall be available for expenses, except membership fees, of employees, detailed by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to attend meetings of associations for the promotion of medical science and hospital administration or for the betterment of insurance practices and conventions of organ- ized war veterans: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available also for personal services in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, including traveling expenses; examination of esti- mates of appropriations in the field, including actual expenses of subsistence or per diem allowance in lieu thereof; furnishing and laundering of such wearing apparel as may be prescribed for employees in the performance of their official duties; purchase and exchange of lawbooks, books of reference, periodicals, and news- papers; for purchase (not to exceed one hundred and eighty-four, which, with the exception of ambulances, shall be used or surplus), maintenance repair, and operation of passenger automobiles; and notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, the Admin- istrator is authorized to utilize Government-owned automotive equip- ment in transporting children of Veterans' Administration employees located at isolated stations to and from school under such limitations as he may by regulation prescribe; and notwithstanding any pro- visions of law to the contrary, the Administrator is authorized to expend not to exceed $5,000 of this appropriation for actuarial services pertaining to the Government life-insurance fund and the National Service Life Insurance Fund, to be obtained by contract, without obtaining competition, at such rates of compensation as he may deter- mine to be reasonable; for allotment and transfer to the Federal Security Agency (Public Health Service), the War, Navy, and Interior Departments, for disbursement by them under the various headings of their applicable appropriations, of such amounts as are necessary for the care and treatment of beneficiaries of the Veterans' Admin- istration, including minor repairs and improvements of existing facili- ties under their jurisdiction necessary to such care and treatment; 75 53 Stat. 158; 56 Stat. 957, 967. 26U.S.C.§§1100- 1146; Supp. V, § 1100 et seq. 7U.S.C., Supp.V §§644, 648 . 58 Stat. 394. 39 U. S. 0., Supp. V, § 321d. Post, p. 916. Salaries and ex- penses- 46 Stat. 1016 . 38 U. S. 0., Supp. V, 11 tseq. Attendance at meet- ings, etc. Personal services. Transportation of school children. Transfer of fnd&. 60 STAT.]