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Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

Sec. 2. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Sec. 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the Legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.


Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Sec. 2. Congress shall have power, by appropriate legislation, to enforce the provisions of this article.

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§ 56a. Legislative drafting service.-(a) There is hereby created Legislative Drafting Service under the direction of two draftsmen, one of whom shall be appointed by the President of the Senate, and one by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, without reference to political affiliations and solely on the ground of fitness to perform the duties of the office. Each draftsman shall receive a salary of $5,000 a year, payable monthly. The draftsmen shall, subject to the approval of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, employ and fix the compensation of such assistant draftsmen, clerks, and other employees, and purchase such furniture, office equipment, books, stationery, and other supplies, as may be necessary for the proper performance of the duties of the service and as may be appropriated for by Congress.

(b) The Drafting Service shall aid in drafting public bills and resolutions or amendments thereto on the request of any committee of either House of Congress, but the Library Committee of the Senate and the Library Committee of the House of Representatives, respectively, may determine the preference, if any, to be given to such requests of the committees of either House, respectively. The draftsmen shall, from time to time, prescribe rules and regulations for the conduct of the work of the service for the committees of each House, subject to the approval of the Library Committee of each House, respectively.

(c) For the remainder of the current fiscal year there is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $25,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the establishment and maintenance of the service, including the payment of salaries herein authorized. One-half of all appropriations for the service shall be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate and one-half by the Clerk of the House of Representatives. (Act Feb. 24, 1919, c. 18, § 1303.)

§ 62. Janitors to committees of House.-Janitors under the foregoing [appropriations] shall be appointed by the chairmen, respectively, of said committees, and shall perform under the direction of the Doorkeeper all of the duties heretofore required of messengers detailed to said committees by the Doorkeeper, and shall be subject to removal by the Doorkeeper at any time after the termination of the Congress during which they were appointed. (Acts May 10, 1916, c. 117, § 1, 39 Stat. 71; March 3, 1917, c. 163, § 1, 39 Stat. 1075; March 1, 1919, c. 86, § 1.)

§ 63a, Duties of clerks to Senators.Such clerks and assistant clerks shall be ex officio clerks and assistant clerks of any committee of which their Senator is chairman, (Act May 29, 1920, c. 214, § 1.)

§ 72a, Prices and terms for supplies. Hereafter supplies for use of the Senate and the House of Representatives may be purchased in accordance with the schedule of contract articles and prices of the General Supply Committee authorized by section 4 of the Act approved June 17, 1910, concerning the purchase of supplies for the executive departments and other Government establislunents in Washington: Provided, That paper, envelopes, and blank-books required by the stationery rooms of the Senate and House of Representatives for sale to Senators and Members for othcial use may be purchased from the Public Printer at actual cost thereof and payment therefor shall be made before delivery. (Act June 5, 1920. c. 253.)




OFFICE AND COMPENSATION OF THE PRESIDENT. § 170. Detail of executive employees to office of President.–Employees of the executive departments and other establishments of the executive branch of the Government may be detailed from time to time to the office of the President of the United States for such temporary assistance as may be necessary. (Acts Feb. 3, 1905, C. 297 § 1, 33 Stat. 642; March 1, 1919, c. 86, § 1.)




§ 188. Detail of employees for duty within or without District of Columbia.—Hereafter it shall be unlawful to detail civil oflicers, clerks, or other subordinate employees who are authorized or employed under or paid from appropriations made for the military or naval establishments, or any other branch of the public service outside of the District of Columbia, except those officers and employees whose details are now specifically provided hy law, for duty in any bureau, office, or other division of any Executive Department in the District of Columbia, except temporary details for duty connected with their respective offices. In expending appropriations made in this Act persons in the classified service in the District of Columbia shall not be detailed for service outside of the District of Columbia except for or in connection with work pertaining directly to the service at the seat of government of the department or other Government establishment from which the detail is made: Provided, That nothing in this section shall be deemed to apply to the investigation of any matter or the preparation, prosecution, or defense of any suit by the Department of Justice. (Acts June 22, 1906, c. 3514, S6, 34 Stat. 44); May 10, 1916, c. 117, § 5, 39 Stat. 120; March 3, 1917, c. 163, § 5, 39 Stat. 1121; March 1, 1919, c. 86, 86.)

Note.--Iet March 1, 1919, c. 86, § 1, provides that "no detail of clerks or other employees from the executive departments or other Government establishments in the District of Columbia, to the Civil Service Commission for the performance of duty in the District of Columbia, shall be made for or during the fiscal

1920. The Civil Service Commission shall, however, have power in case of emergency to transfer or detail any of its employees herein provided for to or from its oflice force, ficid force, or rural carrier examining board.”


8 189. Extra compensation to clerks,

Note.-By Act March 1, 1919, c. 86. S 7, additional compensation for government emplovees is provided for, as set forth in § 2810a, herein.

§ 212a. Transfer of ammunition to other departments. That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to turn over on request from other executive departments of the Government, in his discretion, from time to

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