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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 521 , 522-DEC. 19, 1947 [CHAPTER 521] December 19, 1947 [H. R. 4627] [Public Law 390] Navajo and Hopi Indians. Appropriation au- thorized. Long-range pro- gram. December 19, 1947 [H. R. 44691 [Public Law 391] [61 STAT. AN ACT To authorize an appropriation for the immediate relief of the Navajo and Hopi Indians, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $2,000,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to enable the Secretary of the Interior to provide immediate relief for needy Navajo and Hopi Indians who are on their reservations or allotted holdings and for those who leave their reserva- tions for employment as hereinafter provided. Not to exceed $500,000 of such amount shall be available for relief of the children, the blind, aged, sick, and disabled, who are needy, and the needy able-bodied where work is not available; and not to exceed $1,500,000 (a) to pro- vide useful employment on permanent construction projects duly authorized for the Navajo and Hopi Indians and (b) to secure employ- ment off their reservations for Navajo and Hopi Indians. SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed at the earliest practicable date to submit to the Congress his recommenda- tions for necessary legislation for a long-range program dealing with the problems of the Navajo and Hopi Indians. Approved December 19, 1947. [CHAPTER 522] AN ACT To amend the Act of July 7, 1947, so as to authorize the Commission on Organi- zation of the Executive Branch of the Government to procure the temporary or intermittent services of experts or consultants or organizations thereof. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the ganization of the Ex- United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 7 of ecutive Bnch of the the Act of July 7, 1947 (Public Law 162, Eightieth Congress), is hereby Government. Ante, p. 247. amended to read as follows: "SEc. 7. (a) The Commission shall have power to appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as it deems advisable, in accordance 42 -74 with the provisions of the civil-service laws and the Classification Act of 1923, as amended: Provided,That the Commission also may procure, without regard to the civil-service laws and classification laws, tem- porary and intermittent services to the same extent as is authorized 5us for the departments by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (Public Law 600, Seventy-ninth Congress, 60 Stat. 810), but at rates not to exceed $50 per diem for individuals. "(b) Service of an individual as a member of the Commission or employment of an individual by the Commission as an attorney or expert in any business or professional field, on a part-time or full-time basis, with or without compensation, shall not be considered as service or employment bringing such individual within the provisions of sec- 35 tat. 1107, . tions 109 or 113 of the Criminal Code (U. S . C., 1940 edition, title 18, SR Stat. 668 . 41U.S.C. 119. secs. 198 and 203), or of section 19 (e) of the Contract Settlement Act of 1944, or of any other Federal law imposing restrictions, require- ments, or penalties in relation to the employment of persons, the per- formance of services, or the payment or receipt of compensation in connection with any claim, proceeding, or'natter involving the United States." Approved December 19, 1947.