63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 506-AUG. 24, 1949 [CHAPTER 506] AN ACT Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, corporations, agencies, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950, 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 following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Executive Office and sundry independent exec- utive bureaus, boards, commissions, corporations, agencies, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950, namely: 631 August 24, 1949 [H. R. 4177] [Public Law 266] Independent Offices Appropriation A c t, 1950. Post, pp . 739, 870, 947, 976. TITLE I EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT COMPENSATION OF THE PRESIDENT For compensation of the President, including an expense allowance at the rate of $50,000 per annum, as authorized by the Act of January 19, 1949 (Public Law 2), $150,000. THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary for The White House Office, including compensation of the Secretary to the President and the six administrative assistants to the President as authorized by law, and the two additional secretaries to the President at $10,330 each, and other personal services in the District of Columbia; printing and binding; not to exceed $127,000 for services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a), at such per diem rates for individuals as the President may specify, and other personal services without regard to the provisions of law regulating the employment and compensation of persons in the Government service; and travel and official entertainment expenses of the President, to be accounted for solely on his certificate; $1,375,140. EMERGENCY FUND FOR THE PRESIDENT To provide for emergencies affecting the national interest or secu- rity, without regard to such provisions of law regulating the expendi- ture of Government funds as the President may specify, and for supplementing the efforts and available resources of State and local governments or other agencies in alleviating hardship or suffering caused by flood, fire, hurricane, earthquake, or other catastrophe in any part of the United States, $1,000,000: Provided, That assistance in alleviating hardship or suffering caused by such a catastrophe may be rendered through such agency or agencies as the President may des- ignate and in such manner as he shall determine, without regard to such provisions of law regulating the expenditure of Government funds or the employment of persons in the Government service as he shall specify, whenever he finds that such a catastrophe is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant emergency assistance by the Fed- eral Government in alleviating hardship or suffering caused thereby, and if the Governor of any State in which such a catastrophe shall occur shall certify that such assistance is required, and shall have entered into an agreement with such agency of the Government as the Ante, p. 4. 60 Stat. 810. Assistance through designated agencies.