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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , IST SESS.-CH. 120-JUNE 23, 1947 of Representatives not later than March 15, 1948, the results of its study and investigation, together with such recommendations as to necessary legislation and such other recommendations as it may deem advisable, and shall make its final report not later than January 2, 1949. SEC. 404. The committee shall have the power, without regard to Powers the civil-service laws and the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, 42 Stat. 148s. to employ and fix the compensation of such officers, experts, and 5u.s .c employees as it deems necessary for the performance of its duties, including consultants who shall receive compensation at a rate not to exceed $35 for each day actually spent by them in the work of the committee, together with their necessary travel and subsistence expenses. The committee is further authorized, with the consent of the head of the department or agency concerned, to utilize the services, information, facilities, and personnel of all agencies in the executive branch of the Government and may request the governments of the several States, representatives of business, industry, finance, and labor, and such other persons, agencies, organizations, and instrumentalities as it deems appropriate to attend its hearings and to give and present information, advice, and recommendations. SEC. 405. The committee, or any subcommittee thereof, is authorized to hold such hearings; to sit and act at such times and places during the sessions, recesses, and adjourned periods of the Eightieth Congress; to require by subpena or otherwise the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books, papers, and documents; to admin- ister oaths; to take such testimony; to have such printing and binding done; and to make such expenditures within the amount appropriated therefor; as it deems advisable. The cost of stenographic services in reporting such hearings shall not be in excess of 25 cents per one hundred words. Subpenas shall be issued under the signature of the chairman or vice chairman of the committee and shall be served by any person designated by them. SEC. 406. The members of the committee shall be reimbursed for Rembursement for travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred by them in ep the performance of the duties vested in the committee, other than expenses in connection with meetings of the committee held in the District of Columbia during such times as the Congress is in session. SEC. 407. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum tortlon an- of $150,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to carry out the ost, p.6i. provisions of this title, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate on vouchers signed by the chairman. TITLE V DEFINITIONS SEC. 501. When used in this Act- (1) The term "industry affecting commerce" means any industry or activity in commerce or in which a labor dispute would burden or obstruct commerce or tend to burden or obstruct commerce or the free flow of commerce. (2) The term "strike" includes any strike or other concerted stop- page of work by employees (including a stoppage by reason of the expiration of a collective-bargaining agreement) an any concerted slow-down or other concerted interruption of operations by employees. (3) The terms "commerce" "labor disputes", "employer", "em- ployee", labor organization", "representative", "person, and "super- isor" shall have the same meaning as when used in the National Labor Relations Act as amended by this Act. 96347°--48-pt 1---11 Ante, p. 137. Ant*, p. 136. 161