PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 206-JULY 3, 1947 Post, p. 588 . INDEPENDENT OFFICES OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT REPORTS There is hereby appropriated such amount as may be necessary to enable the Office of Government Reports to continue in operation at the same rate and under the same authority as provided for such agency in the fiscal year 1947 until the date of enactment of the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1948. VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION The Administrator of Veterans' Affairs is hereby authorized to dis- burse, during the month of July 1947, one-twelfth of the amount pro- vided in each appropriation for the Veterans' Administration included in H. R. 3839 as passed by the House of Representatives and there are hereby appropriated such amounts as may be necessary for such dis- bursements: Provided, That amounts expended hereunder shall be deducted from such appropriation for 1948 when H. R. 3839 is enacted into law. Automobiles and other conveyances for disabled veterans: The authority and funds provided under this heading in the First Sup- plemental Appropriation Act, 1947 (Public Law 663, 79th Congress) are hereby continued available until June 30,1948. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The following sums are appropriated for the District of Columbia out of any money in the Treasury to the credit of the District of Columbia not otherwise appropriated, toward expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30,1948: Employees' compensation fund, $15,000. Repairs and maintenance of buildings and grounds, public schools, $50,000. Operating expenses, Public Library, $10,000. Operating expenses, Recreation Department, $50,000. Salaries and expenses, Metropolitan Police, $10,000. Salaries and expenses, Fire Department, $10,000. Policemen's and Firemen's Relief, $50,000. Salaries and expenses, agency services, Public Welfare, $205,000. Operating expenses, Office of Superintendent of District Buildings, Public Works, $50,000. Operating expenses, Electrical Division, Public Works, $10,000. Salaries and expenses, Central Garage, Public Works, $10,000. Operating expenses, Street and Bridge Divisions (payable from highway fund), $50,000. Salaries and expenses, Department of Vehicles and Traffic (payable from highway fund), $10,000. Salaries and expenses, Division of Trees and Parking (payable from highway fund), $10,000. Operating expenses, Refuse Division, Public Works, $150,000. Operating expenses, Sewer Division, Public Works, $50,000. Capital outlay, Sewer Division, Public Works, $50,000. Operating expenses, Washington Aqueduct (payable from water fund), $23,000. The foregoing sums for the District of Columbia shall, unless other- wise specifically provided, be paid out of the general fund of the Dis- trict of Columbia as defined in the District of Columbia Appropria- tion Act, 1947, and shall be deducted from the appropriations for the same purposes contained in the District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 1948, when enacted into law. Post, p. 604 . 60 Stat. 915. 38U.S.C. 252. Post, p. 617. Post, pp. 426-45. 60 Stat. 501. Pot, p. 42. 244 [61 STAT.