OWMR

AcronymDefinition
OWMROther War Materiel Requirements
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Truman and his Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program, (17) but avoided interceding with Congress on behalf of individual departments, and appears to have been an infrequent witness before congressional committees, which is reportedly why Congress made the appointment of the OWMR director subject to Senate confirmation.
Created by presidential directive, OHS does not have the "permanent institutional status" of the statutorily established OWMR. A statutory mandate for OHS could reduce congressional reluctance to appropriate funds to an agency subject to having its mission, responsibilities, and administration readily modified by presidential order.
(6) Herman Miles Somers, Presidential Agency: OWMR, the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1950), p.
Upon signing the legislation into law, President Roosevelt issued an order transferring the functions and resources of OWM to OWMR. (11) Byrnes, who was named the director of the new agency, continued to operate from the East Wing of the White House.
Byrnes did not have "statutory powers," such as responsibility for administering a program, so he was not accountable to Congress in that regard, but he did serve as a presidential liaison to Congress to negotiate the drafting of legislation (Ibid., 74), informally kept in touch with members of Congress, and agreed to follow up on conflicting war programs identified by Senator Harry S Truman and his Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program (see Riddle 1964), but he avoided interceding with Congress on behalf of individual departments and appears to have been an infrequent witness before congressional committees, which is why Congress made the appointment of the OWMR director subject to Senate confirmation.