An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1920, and for other purposes

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A Public Buildings Commission is created to be composed of two Senators, two Members of the House of Representatives, the Superintendent of the Capitol Building and Grounds, and the Supervising Architect or the Acting Supervising Architect of the Treasury. This commission shall have the absolute control of and the allotment of all space in the several public buildings owned or buildings leased by the United States in the District of Columbia, with the exception of the Executive Mansion and office of the President, Capitol Building, the Senate and House office Buildings, the Capitol power plant, the buildings under the jurisdiction of the Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Congressional Library building. The provisions and limitations respecting the George Washington Memorial Building in the sundry civil Act for the fiscal year 1918 are continued and extended to March 4, 1920.


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  • Public Buildings Commission


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 40 Stat. 1213
  • Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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40 Stat. 1213 (1919); ch. 86 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1919
  • 03/01/1919


  • Public buildings
  • Administrative agencies
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • George Washington Memorial Building


Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 1213, 1269-70

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