THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: May 10, 1926

¶ The President, continuing his breakfast diplomacy, again had a picked group of Senators and Representatives at his matutinal board. His object, as at his other breakfasts lately, was to impress Congress through its leaders with the necessity of cutting down appropriations, however worthy. Among those present: Senator Norbeck, chairman of the Committee on Pensions (there was a $19,000,000 Spanish War Veterans' Pension Bill pending); Mr. Snell, Chairman of the House Committee on Rules (which has power to block much legislation); several members of the...

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