National Affairs: Postal Pay

The Senate, after much wrangling, finally passed a bill to increase postal pay and postal revenues. Previously, it had rejected a bill to increase postal pay without increasing revenues rather than pass it over the President's veto (TIME, Jan. 19). Since many Senators had promised to vote for increased postal pay it was important that they should vote for some measure of the kind.

This they did last week. Seventy voted for it; only eight—four Republicans (Borah, Brookhart, Norbeck, Norris) and four Democrats (Glass, Harrison, Swanson, Underwood) voted against it.

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