61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CHS. 397, 398-JULY 30, 1947 SEC. 2 . There is hereby established a temporary Congressional Aviation Policy Board (hereinafter referred to as the "Board") which shall be composed of five Members of the Senate, not more than three of whom shall be members of the majority party, to be appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate, and five Members of the House of Representatives, not more than three of whom shall be members of the majority party, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the Board to carry out the purposes of this Act, and, in so doing, to study the current and future needs of American aviation, including commercial air transportation and the utilization of aircraft by the armed services; the nature, type, and extent of aircraft and air transportation industries that are desirable or essential to our national security and welfare; methods of encourag- ing needed developments in the aviation and air transportation industry; and the improved organization and procedures of the Gov- ernment that will assist it in handling aviation matters efficiently and in the public interest. The Board shall report to the Congress, together with such recommendations as it deems desirable, on or before March 1, 1948. SEC. 4 . (a) The Board shall select a chairman and a vice chairman from among its members. A vacancy on the Board shall be filled in the same manner as the original selection. (b) The Board is authorized to employ such experts, assistants, and other employees as in its judgment may be necessary for the perform- ance of its duties. The Board is authorized to utilize the services, information, facilities, and personnel of the various departments and agencies of the Government to the extent that such services, informa- tion, facilities, and personnel, in the opinion of such departments and agencies, can be furnished without undue interference with the per- formance of the work and duties of such departments and agencies. (c) The Board shall have the power to hold hearings and to require by subpena or otherwise the attendance of such witnesses, the produc- tion of such correspondence, books, papers, and documents, to admin- ister such oaths, to take such testimony, and to make such expenditures, as it deems advisable. (d) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act the Board may seek information from such sources and conduct its studies and investigations at such places and in such manner as it deems advisable in the interest of a correct ascertainment of the facts. SEC. 5. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums, not to exceed $50,000, as may be necessary to enable the Board to carry out its functions under this Act. SEc. 6 . The members of the Board, and employees thereof, shall be allowed all expenses necessary for travel and subsistence incurred while so engaged in the activities of the Board. Approved July 30, 1947. [CHAPTER 398] AN ACT AN ACT To authorize the Veterans' Administration to acquire certain land as a site for the proposed Veterans' Administration facility at Clarksburg, West Virginia, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Adminis- trator of Veterans' Affairs is authorized and directed (1) to acquire as a site for the proposed Veterans' Administration facility at Clarks- burg, West Virginia, the tract of land in Harrison County, West 677 Temporary Con- gressional Aviation Policy Board. Study of aviation needs. Report and recom- mendations to Con- gress. Chairman and vice chairman. Employment of ex- perts,etc. Bearings, etc. StIulies and investl- gations. Appropriation au- thorized. Ante. p. 611. Travel expenses. July 30, 1947 [H. R . 3739] [Public Law 2S61 Veterans' Adminis- tration. Acquisition of site at Clarksburg, W.Va.