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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.--CH. 722-SEPT. 18 , 1940 TTLE III-MISCELLANEOUS Sec. 301 . Sec. 302. Sec. 303 . Sec. 304. Sec. 305. Sec. 306. PART I-INVESTIGATION OF VAIOUBS MODES OF TRANSPOBTATION PABT II-ATES ON GOV]UNMENT TRAFFIC Sec. 321. Government to pay full rates. Sec. 322 . Deduction of overpayments. PART In--AMENDMENTS TO RECONSTRUCTION FINANCE CORPORATION ACT Sec. 331. TITLE I-AMENDMENTS TO EXISTING LAW SHORT TITLE FOR ACT TO REGULATE COMMERCE; DECLARATION OF NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION POLICY SECTION 1. The Act entitled "An Act to regulate commerce", approved February 4, 1887, as amended (U. S. C., 1934 edition, title 49, sees. 1-27; Supp. IV, title 49, sees. 3, 6, 11, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26, 301-327), is amended by inserting before part I the following: "SHORT TITLE "This Act may be cited as the Interstate Commerce Act. "NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION POLICY "It is hereby declared to be the national transportation policy of the Congress to provide for fair and impartial regulation of all modes of transportation subject to the provisions of this Act, so administered as to recognize and preserve the inherent advantages of each; to pro- mote safe, adequate, economical, and efficient service and foster sound economic conditions in transportation and among the several carriers; to encourage the establishment and maintenance of reasonable charges for transportation services, without unjust discriminations, undue preferences or advantages, or unfair or destructive competitive prac- tices; to cooperate with the several States and the duly authorized officials thereof; and to encourage fair wages and equitable working conditions;-all to the end of developing, coordinating, and preserving a national transportation system by water, highway, and rail, as well as other means, adequate to meet the needs of the commerce of the United States, of the Postal Service, and of the national defense. All of the provisions of this Act shall be administered and enforced with a view to carrying out the above declaration of policy." AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 1 (3), (4), AND (5) SEC. 2 . (a) Paragraph (3) of section 1 of the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended, is amended by inserting after "(3)" the letter "(a)" and by adding at the end thereof a new sentence as follows: "The term 'person' as used in this part includes an individual firm, copart- nership, corporation, company, association, or joint-stock association; and includes a trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative thereof." (b) Such paragraph (3) is amended by adding at the end thereof a new subparagraph (b) as follows: "(b) For the purposes of sections 5, 12 (1), 20, 204 (a) (7), 210, 220,304 (b), 310, and 313 of this Act, where reference is made to control (in referring to a relationship between any person or persons and 24 Stat. 379. Interstate Com- merce Act. National transpor- tation policy. Part I of the Inter- state Commerce Act. Post, p. 919. "Person" defined. 41 Stat. 474. 49U. S.C.§ 1(3). "Control" con- strued. Post, pp. 905191 916, 92, 923, 926, 933, 943, 944. 899