63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 506 -AUG. 24, 1949 OFFICE OF THE HOUSING EXPEDITER Salaries and expenses, Office of the Housing Expediter: For expenses necessary to carry out the functions of the Office of the Hous- ing Expediter, including personal services in the District of Columbia; attendance at meetings of organizations concerned with rent control; hire of passenger motor vehicles; printing and binding; purchase of newspapers (not to exceed $10,000); services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a); not to exceed $5,000 for payment of claims pursuant to section 403 of the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U. S. C. 2672); and health service program as author- ized by law (5 U. S. C . 150); $17,500,000: Provided, That the appro- priation and authority with respect to the appropriation in this para- graph shall be available from and including July 1, 1949, for the pur- poses provided in such appropriation and authority. All obligations incurred during the period between August 15, 1949, and the date of enactment of this Act in anticipation of such appropriation and author- ity are hereby ratified and confirmed if in accordance with the terms thereof: Provided further, That as to cases involving the functions transferred to the Office of the Housing Expediter by Executive Order 9841, section 204 (e) of the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, as amended, shall be considered as remaining in full force and effect dur- ing fiscal year 1950. INDIAN CLAIMS COMMISSION Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary to carry out the pur- poses of the Act of August 13, 1946 (Public Law 726), creating an Indian Claims Commission, including personal services in the District of Columbia and printing and binding, $90,000. INLAND WATERWAYS CORPORATION Inland Waterways Corporation: For the purchase of capital stock of the Inland Waterways Corporation (administered under the super- vision and direction of the Secretary of Commerce) authorized by section 2 of the Act of June 3, 1924, as amended (49 U. S. C . 152), $1,000,000, to remain available until expended. INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION General expenses: For expenses necessary in performing the func- tions vested by law in the Commission (49 U. S . C. 1 -24, 301-327, 901-923, 1001-1022), except those otherwise specifically provided for in this Act, and for general administration; not to exceed $5,000 for the employment of special counsel; contract stenographic reporting services; personal services in the District of Columbia; newspapers (not to exceed $200); health-service program as authorized by law (5 U. S . C. 150); payment of claims pursuant to section 403 of the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U. S . C. 2672); purchase of ten passenger motor vehicles for replacement only; and printing and binding; $9,600,000, of which $100,000 shall be available for valuations of pipe lines, and $3,656,039 shall be available for the work of the Bureau of Motor Carriers: Provided, That Joint Board members and cooperat- ing State commissioners may use Government transportation requests when traveling in connection with their duties as such. Railroad safety: For expenses necessary in performing functions authorized by law (45 U. S. C. 1-15, 17-21, 35-46, 61-64; 49 U. S. C . 26) to insure a maximum of safety in the operation of railroads, including authority to investigate, test experimentally, and report on 645 60 Stat. 810 . 60 Stat. 843; 62 Stat. 1008. 28 U. S. C., Supp. 11, § 2672. Ante, pp. 62, 106. 60 Stat. 903. Ratification and confirmation of obli- gations. 0U..C., Supp. II, app. § 601 note. 68 Stat. 639. 60 U. S. C., Supp. II, app. 1 924 (e). 60 Stat. 1049. 25 U.S .C. §§70-70v, Supp. II, § 70w. Ante, p. 110. 43 Stat. 360. 49 U. S. C., Supp. II, §§ 1, 5b, 20, 20b 305903. Ante, pp . 108, 280, 479, 485. 60 Stat. 903. 60 Stat. 843; 62 Stat. 1008. 28 U. S. C., Supp. II, § 2672. Ante, pp. 62, 106. Government trans. portation requests.