PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 779, 780-OCT. 9 , 1940 Filing of written notice by assignee. Validity of assign- ment. War or Navy De- partment contracts. Set-off, etc., of as- signor's indebtedness toU.S. Short title. any such assignment may be made to one party as agent or trustee for two or more parties participating in such financing; "4. That in the event of any such assignment, the assignee thereof shall file written notice of the assignment together with a true copy of the instrument of assignment with- "(a) the General Accounting Office, "(b) the contracting officer or the head of his department or agency, "(c) the surety or sureties upon the bond or bonds, if any, in connection with such contract, and "(d) the disbursing officer, if any, designated in such contract to make payment. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary governing the validity of assignments, any assignment pursuant to the Assignment of Claims Act of 1940 shall constitute a valid assignment for all purposes." Any contract entered into by the War Department or the Navy Department may provide that payments to an assignee of any claim arising under such contract shall not be subject to reduction or set- off, and if it is so provided in such contract, such payments shall not be subject to reduction or set-off for any indebtedness of the assignor to the United States arising independently of such contract. SEO. 2 . This Act may be cited as the "Assignment of Claims Act of 1940". Approved, October 9, 1940. [CHAPTER 780] October 9,1940 AN ACT [I. R. 10539] Making supplemental appropriations for the support of the Government for the Public, No. 812] fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, and for other purposes. First Supplemental Civil Functions Ap- propriation Act, 1941 . Ernest Lundeen. Payment to widow. Clerical assistance. Ante, p. 464. Compensation of clerk of Finance Com- mittee. Ante, p. 463. Assistant superin- tendents of press gal- lery. Ante p. 45. Miscellaneous Items. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other- wise appropriated, for the support of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, and for other purposes, namely: TITLE I-GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS LEGISLATIVE SENATE For payment to Norma Ward Lundeen, widow of Ernest Lundeen, late a Senator from the State of Minnesota, $10,000. So much as may be necessary of the appropriation "Clerical Assist- ance to Senators, 1941" is hereby made available to enable the Secre- tary of the Senate to pay two additional clerks at $1,500 per annum each, one for each Senator from the State of Wisconsin, from the date the Census Bureau officially announces the population of said State to exceed three million to June 30, 1941. For an amount required to increase the compensation of the clerk of the Finance Committee of the Senate at the rate of $1,000 per annum so long as the position is held by the present incumbent, $750. Beginning with the first day of the month next following the enactment of this Act, the compensation of the assistant superin- tendents of the Senate press gallery shall be at the respective rates of $3,000 and $1,920 per annum, and the Legislative Branch Appro- priation Act for the fiscal year 1941 hereby is amended accordingly. For miscellaneous items, exclusive of labor, fiscal year 1940, $40,000. 1030 [54 STAT.