Excerpt from Foreign Relief Aid: 1947: Hearings Held in Executive Session, Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Eightieth Congress, First Session on H. J. Res. 153, a Bill to Provide Relief to the People of Countries Devastated by War
The transcript regulations of the committee read in relevant part as follows: Executive transcripts and other executive records of the Committee shall be released to the National Archives and Records Service for unclassified use in accordance with the policies of that Agency: Provided, That no such transcripts or other executive records shall be declassified Within a period of 12 years except by majority vote of the Committee and With the permission of surviving members of the Committee at the time such transcripts or records were made and With the permission of the Executive Department, if any, con cerned; and Provided further, That after 12 years from the date such transcripts or records were made, they shall be declassified unless the Committee by majority vote shall de cide otherwise.
In accordance With the committee's regulations, former Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Has given his permission, for this publication and the Department of State has indicated that it has no foreign policy objection to the publication of these hearings.
The hearings Which are printed herewith have not been corrected for grammar or mistakes made by verbatim reporters inasmuch as most participants are no longer available.
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