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260 June 15, 1946 [H. J . Res. 360] [Public Law 414] Philippine independ- ence ceremonies. Commission. U. S . participation. Employees. 42 Stat. 1488. 5 U.S. C . §§661-674; Supp. V, § 661 et seq. Ante, pp. 216 ,219. Appropriations au- thorized. Post, pp . 263, 602 . PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 412, 413, 419-JUNE 15, 18, 1946 [60 STAT. [CHAPTER 412] JOINT RESOLUTION To provide for United States participation in the Philippine independence ceremonies on July 4, 1946. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby cre- ated a commission to be composed of not more than fifteen members, as follows: Not more than three officers of the Executive branch of the Government to be appointed by the President of the United States; not more than six Members of the Senate to be appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate; and not more than six Members of the House of Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The commissioners shall serve without compensation and shall select a chairman from among their number. SEC. 2. The commission is authorized to represent the United States at the ceremonies to be held at Manila on July 4, 1946, in cele- bration of the independence of the Philippines, and to make and carry out appropriate plans for United States participation in such ceremonies. In making and carrying out such plans the commission is authorized to cooperate with official representatives of the Philippines. SEC. 3 . The commission is authorized, without regard to the civil- service laws or the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, to appoint and prescribe the duties, and fix the compensation, of such employees as are necessary for the execution of its functions. SEC. 4. Such amounts as may be necessary are hereby authorized to be appropriated for the carrying out of the provisions of this joint resolution. Approved June 15, 1946. [CHAPTER 413] AN ACT June 15, 1946 AN ACT IS.116*3] To provide for the appointment of one additional district judge for the northern [Public Law 415] district of California. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Cali'forntia.o United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President trict udge. is authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, one additional district judge for the District Court of the Time limitation. United States for the Northern District of California: Provided,That unless the President shall, not later than July 1, 1946, submit a nomi- nation to the Senate to fill the office hereby created, then in that event this Act shall be of no force and effect. Approved June 15, 1946. [CHAPTER 419] June 18, 1946 [H. R. 5718] To facilitate the liquidation of Washington Railway and Electric Company. [Public Law 416] Washington Rail- way and Electric Com- pany, liquidation. 37 Stat. 990. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the inhibitions and restrictions contained in sections 804 and 805 of title 43 of the Code of Laws of the District of Columbia be, and the same are hereby, removed so far, and only so far, as they affect the validity of any action taken by Washington Railway and Electric Company or Poto- mac Electric Power Company, with the approval of the Public Utilities Commission of the District of Columbia, pursuant to an order of the