61 STAT.] O8TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 185 -JULY 1, 1947 not constitute or authorize action (1) whereby any person shall be admitted to or settled or resettled in the United States or any of its Territories or possessions without prior approval thereof by the Con- gress, and this joint resolution shall not be construed as such prior approval, or (2) which will have the effect of abrogating, suspending, modifying, adding to, or superseding any of the immigration laws or any other laws of the United States. SEC. 2. The President shall designate from time to time a repre- sentative of the United States and not to exceed two alternates to attend a specified session or specified sessions of the general council of the Organization. Whenever the United States is elected to mem- bership on the executive committee, the President shall designate from time to time, either from among the aforesaid representative and alternates or otherwise, a representative of the United States and not to exceed one alternate to attend sessions of the executive committee. Such representative or representatives shall each be entitled to receive compensation at a rate not to exceed $12,000 per annum, and any such alternate shall be entitled to receive compensation at a rate not to exceed $10,000 per annum, for such period or periods as the President may specify, except that no Member of the Senate or House of Repre- sentatives or officer of the United States who is designated as such a representative shall be entitled to receive such compensation. SEC. 3 . There is hereby authorized to be appropriated annually to the Department of State- (a) such sums, not to exceed $73,325,000 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1947, as may be necessary for the payment of United States contributions to the Organization (consisting of supplies, services, or funds and all necessary expenses related thereto) as determined in accordance with article 10 of the con- stitution of the Organization; and (b) such sums, not to exceed $175,000 for the fiscal year begin- ning July 1, 1947, as may be necessary for the payment of- (1) salaries of the representative or representatives and alternates provided for in section 2 hereof, and appropriate staff, including personal services in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, without regard to the civil-service laws and the Classification Act of 1923, as amended; and (2) such other expenses as the Secretary of State deems necessary to participation by the United States in the activi- ties of the Organization: Piovitded, That the provisions of section 7 of the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, and regulations thereunder, applicable to expenses incurred pursuant to that Act shall be applicable to any expenses incurred pursuant to this paragraph (b) (2). SrO. 4 . (a) Sums from the appropriations made pursuant to para- graph (a) of section 3 may be transferred to-anv department, agency, or independent establishment of the Government to carry out the purposes of such paragraph, and such sums shall be available for obligation and expenditure in accordance with the laws governing obligations and expenditures of the department, agency, independent establishment, or organizational unit thereof concerned, and with- out regard to sections 3709 and 3648 of the Revised Statutes. as amended (U. S . C ., 1940 edition, title 41, sec. 5, and title 31, sec. 529). (b) Upon request of the Organization, any department, agency, or independent establishment of the Government (upon receipt of advancements or reimbursements for the cost and necessary expenses) may furnish supplies or if advancements are made may procure and furnish supplies, and may furnish or procure and furnish services, Designation of rep- resentatives, etc. Compensation. Appropriations au- thorized. Post, p. 623. Payment of r. S. contributions. Payment of salaries. 42 Stat. 1488. 5U.S. C. iif61-74. Other expenses. 69 Stat. 621 . 22U.S. c . 1287e. Transfer of funds. etc. Furnishing of sup- plies by Government agencies, etc.