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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 583, 586 -JULY 16, 1946 Delegation of cer- tain powers and func- tions. Transfer of funds. Restriction. Reports to Con- gress. Public works and land acquisition, re- striction. Short title. July 16, 1946 [H. R. 541] [Public Law 516] amount of excessive profits or the crediting of any amount of exces- sive profits against amounts otherwise due a contractor, the Secre- tary shall certify the amount thereof to the Treasury and the appro- priations of his Department shall be reduced by an amount equal to the amount so withheld or credited. The amount of such reductions shall be transferred to the surplus fund of the Treasury". SEC. 19. The Secretary of War is authorized to delegate to sub- ordinate officials the power to employ persons in the departmental service of the War Department wherever located and to delegate to such officials as he shall designate the function of authorizing pay- ment of the cost of transportation of employees' immediate families on change from one official duty station to another for permanent duty. SEC. 20. Not to exceed 4 per centum of any of the appropriations for the Military Establishment for the fiscal year 1947 may be trans- ferred with the approval of the Bureau of the Budget to any other of such appropriations, but no appropriation shall be increased more than 4 per centum thereby: Provided, That no such transfers shall be made to the appropriations under the headings "Finance Depart- ment", "Quartermaster Corps", and "Corps of Engineers": Provided further, That a quarterly statement of any transfers made under the authority of this section shall be transmitted to the chairmen of the Appropriations Committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate: Provided further, That no part of any amount by which appropriations or subappropriations may be increased under the authority of this section shall be available for or on account of public works or land acquisition or to replace any funds thus used. SEc. 21 . This Act may be cited as the "Military Appropriation Act, 1947". Approved July 16, 1946. [CHAPTER 586] AN ACT Authorizing and directing the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to con- struct two four-lane bridges to replace the existing Fourteenth Street or High- way Bridge across the Potomac River, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the ritolnciver. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commis- sioners of the District of Columbia are authorized and directed to construct, maintain, and operate two four-lane bridges across the Potomac River to replace the existing Fourteenth Street or Highway Bridge, together with bridge approaches and roads connecting such bridges and approaches with streets and park roads in the District of Columbia and with roads and park roads on the Virginia side of the Potomac River, the south-bound bridge to be constructed as nearly as practicable in the location of the existing Fourteenth Street or Highway Bridge, and the north-bound bridge to be constructed within six hundred feet of the downstream side of the existing Fourteenth Street or Highway Bridge, at a cost not to exceed $7,000,000, in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters" 4 Stat. i49 approved March 23, 1906, and subject to the conditions and limita- 498. tions in this Act. uTreanser of lan SE c. 2 . The Federal agencies having control and jurisdiction over under Federal luris- diction. the lands at and adjacent to the ends of the two bridges shall transfer to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, upon their request, the areas to be occupied by said bridges, approaches, :and connecting roads, all as more particularly described on plans of said bridges, 566 [60 STAT.