The Mellon tax bill—or what was the Mellon tax bill—fell among a medley of parties in the House. For more than a week it was the chief topic of oratory and persiflage. Every day after about ten minutes of other business Representative Green, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, would rise and say: "Mr. Speaker, I move that the House resolve itself into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for the further consideration of the bill (H. R. 6715) to reduce and equalize taxation, to provide...

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