(From a Special Correspondent)Aug. 22, 1949.
Hearings for McCarthy's Department Bill
Shortly after the Senate's defeat of President Truman's plan for a Department of Welfare, an official spokesman for the Senate Expenditures Committee disclosed that public hearings might be scheduled in the near future on S. 2060. This is the bill, sponsored by Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (R. Wis.), which would establish a Department of Health, Education and Security. It is identical to S. 140, on which hearings were held in 1947.Meantime, in view of the lateness of this session of Congress, it is doubtful whether the Administration will press for enactment of H. R. 782, which would set up a Department of Welfare along lines of the defeated Reorganization Plan No. 1. Capitol observers believe, however, that, if the Senate Expenditures Committee goes through with its plans for hearings on S. 2060, witnesses supporting Administration