PUBLIC LAWS ENACTED DURING THE FIRST SESSION OF THE EIGHTIETH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Begun and held at the City of Washington on Friday, January 3, 1947, and adjourned sine die on Friday, December 19, 1947 HARRY S. TRUMAN, President; ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, President of the Senate pro tempore; JOSEPH W. MARTIN, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives. [CHAPTER 1] JOINT RESOLUTION Relating to officers and employees of the Senate and House of Representatives. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) notwithstanding the provisions of section 202 (h) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946- (1) the positions and funds allocated on January 1, 1947, to the chairman of any standing committee of the Senate existing on such date shall be continued through January 31, 1947, unless otherwise directed by such chairman; except that in the case of any such chairman who has died or was not reelected, committee employees (except in the case of death or resignation of any such employee) shall be continued on the pay rolls of the Senate through January 31, 1947, unless sooner removed for cause by the Secretary of the Senate, and such employees shall perform such duties as the Secretary of the Senate shall prescribe; (2) clerks and other employees (except in the case of death or resignation of any such employee) of any Senator who was a member of the Senate on January 1, 1947, but who was not a chairman of any standing committee existing on January 1, 1947, and who was not reelected shall be continued on the rolls of the Senate through the date of enactment of this Act, unless 3 January 31, 1947 [S. J. Res. 31 [Public Law 1] 60 Stat. 835 . 2U. . c. §72a. Senate. Continuation of cer- tain positions and tfnds.