CONGRESS: The Legislative Week Mar. 7, 1927

The Senate—

¶ Heard that the Foreign Relations Committee had refused to send itself to Mexico and Nicaragua on an official investigating trip, as proposed by its chairman, Senator Borah.

¶ Debated furiously, filibustered for 28½ hours, refused to apply closure on the Swing-Johnson Boulder Dam bill.

¶ Applied closure to force a vote on the Administration's bill creating a separate bureau of Prohibition in the Treasury Department, placing all Federal Dry agents under the Civil Service.

The House—

¶ Reversed its previous action and defied the President by adding a $450,000 appropriation...

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