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79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CH. 753-AUG. 2, 1946 833 of Congress and after study and consultation, giving due considera- tion to the budget recommendations of the President, report to their respective Houses a legislative budget for the ensuing fiscal year, including the estimated over-all Federal receipts and expenditures for such year. Such report shall contain a recommendation for the maximum amount to be appropriated for expenditure in such year which shall include such an amount to be reserved for deficiencies as may be deemed necessary by such committees. If the estimated receipts exceed the estimated expenditures, such report shall contain a recommendation for a reduction in the public debt. Such report shall be made by February 15. (b) The report shall be accompanied by a concurrent resolution adopting such budget, and fixing the maximum amount to be appro- priated for expenditure in such year. If the estimated expenditures exceed the estimated receipts, the concurrent resolution shall include a section substantially as follows: "That it is the sense of the Congress that the public debt shall be increased in an amount equal to the amount by which the estimated expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year exceed the estimated receipts, such amount being $ ." HEARINGS AND REPORTS BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMIrTEES SEC. 139. (a) No general appropriation bill shall be considered in either House unless, prior to the consideration of such bill, printed committee hearings and reports on such bill have been available for at least three calendar days for the Members of the House in which such bill is to be considered. (b) The Committees on Appropriations of the two Houses are authorized and directed, acting jointly, to develop a standard appro- priation classification schedule which will clearly define in concise and uniform accounts the subtotals of appropriations asked for by agencies in the executive branch of the Government. That part of the printed hearings containing each such agency's request for appropri- tions shall be preceded by such a schedule. (c) No general appropriation bill or amendment thereto shall be received or considered in either House if it contains a provision reap- propriating unexpended balances of appropriations; except that this provision shall not apply to appropriations in continuation of appro- priations for public works on which work has commenced. (d) The Appropriations Committees of both Houses are authorized and directed to make a study of (1) existing permanent appropriations with a view to limiting the number of permanent appropriations and to recommend to their respective Houses what permanent appropria- tions, if any, should be discontinued; and (2) the disposition of funds resulting from the sale of Government property or services by all departments and agencies in the executive branch of the Government with a view to recommending to their respective Houses a uniform system of control with respect to such funds. RECORDS OF CONGRESS SEC. 140. (a) The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives are authorized and directed, acting jointly, to obtain at the close of each Congress all of the noncurrent records of the Congress and of each committee thereof and transfer them to the National Archives for preservation, subject to the orders of the Senate or the House, respectively. (b) The Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to collect all of the noncurrent records of the House of Rep- resentatives from the First to the Seventy-sixth Congress, inclusive, 80634°-47-PT. --- 53 Recommendations. Concurrent resolu- tion. Standard appropri- ation classification schedule. Reappropriatlons. Ptrrmancnt appro. priations. Disposition of cer- tain funds. Transfer of noncur- rent records. 60 STAT.]