Excerpt from The Public Works Administration
Inasmuch as the statutes governing the p.w.a. Have been few and general in their provisions, and since no periodic reports have been issued by the establishment, the writer has had to rely on a considerable variety of sources for information concerning the activities of the p.w.a. These include executive orders issued by the President, the opinions of the Attorney General and of the Comptroller General, the hearings before committees of Congress, and the publications of the p.w.a. Considerable use has been made of administrative orders, press releases, and similar materials generally issued in mimeographed form, as well as of the rules and regulations available in printed form. Some use has also been made of non-governmental publications. These sources have been supplemented by personal interviews and by correspondence with officials of the establishment.
The manuscript of this study was completed early in 1938. Since then, a new public works program under the supervision of the Public Works Administration has been inaugurated. It has not been practicable to incorporate in the text the changes effected as part of this new pro gram. However, a summary of the present statutory arrangements has been inserted as a footnote on page 28.
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