B-133483, AUG. 23, 1957

B-133483: Aug 23, 1957

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COMMISSION ON GOVERNMENT SECURITY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTERS OF AUGUST 12 AND AUGUST 20. REQUESTING OUR OPINION AS TO WHEN YOUR COMMISSION LEGALLY WILL CEASE TO EXIST. IN YOUR LETTER OF AUGUST 20 YOU STATE: "THE REPORT OF THIS COMMISSION WAS OFFICIALLY SUBMITTED TO THE CONGRESS BY LETTER DATED JUNE 24. NOTES THAT THE REPORT WAS TRANSMITTED ON THAT DATE AND THAT RECEIPT OF THE REPORT WAS RECORDED BY THE SENATE (PAGE 9028) AND THE HOUSE (PAGE 9155). "INASMUCH AS THE COMMISSION WILL CEASE TO EXIST NINETY DAYS AFTER SUBMISSION OF ITS FINAL REPORT. IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE COMMISSION WILL CEASE TO EXIST ON SEPTEMBER 22. WE HAVE NO SERIOUS REASON TO QUESTION THE REPORTED FACTS AND YOUR DETERMINATION IN THE MATTER.

B-133483, AUG. 23, 1957

TO HONORABLE LLOYD WRIGHT, CHAIRMAN, COMMISSION ON GOVERNMENT SECURITY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTERS OF AUGUST 12 AND AUGUST 20, 1957, REQUESTING OUR OPINION AS TO WHEN YOUR COMMISSION LEGALLY WILL CEASE TO EXIST.

SECTION 9 OF PUBLIC LAW 786, 84TH CONGRESS, 2D SESSION, PROVIDES, IN PERTINENT PART, AS OLLOWS:

"* * * THE COMMISSION SHALL CEASE TO EXIST NINETY DAYS AFTER SUBMISSION OF ITS FINAL REPORT.'

IN YOUR LETTER OF AUGUST 20 YOU STATE:

"THE REPORT OF THIS COMMISSION WAS OFFICIALLY SUBMITTED TO THE CONGRESS BY LETTER DATED JUNE 24, 1957. THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD OF JUNE 24, 1957, NOTES THAT THE REPORT WAS TRANSMITTED ON THAT DATE AND THAT RECEIPT OF THE REPORT WAS RECORDED BY THE SENATE (PAGE 9028) AND THE HOUSE (PAGE 9155).

"INASMUCH AS THE COMMISSION WILL CEASE TO EXIST NINETY DAYS AFTER SUBMISSION OF ITS FINAL REPORT, IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE COMMISSION WILL CEASE TO EXIST ON SEPTEMBER 22, 1957.'

WE HAVE NO SERIOUS REASON TO QUESTION THE REPORTED FACTS AND YOUR DETERMINATION IN THE MATTER. CONSEQUENTLY, THE COMMISSION WILL CEASE TO EXIST ON SEPTEMBER 22, 1957.