National Affairs: Speed

It is not generally known how active and "speedy" was the 67th Congress which just closed. According to the tabulation of its activities, it received, during its two-year period, 14,475 bills. This number was cut down to 1,763, which were reported out by committees; finally 931 laws were passed—the highest number by any Congress since the 59th. Of these, 655 were public or general laws and 276 so-called private laws—that is, laws granting pensions, or reimbursing individuals and corporations for losses inflicted by the Government. The number of private laws would have been much greater, but for 22 omnibus pension...

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