THE CONGRESS: Legislative Week: Jan. 17, 1927

The Senate—

¶ Adopted Senator Edwards' resolution calling on Secretary Mellon to reveal what role the Anti-Saloon League had in fixing the poisonous denaturants used in industrial alcohol.

¶ Passed appropriation bill of some $128,600,000 for the Department of Agriculture. (Bill went to conference.)

¶ Debated renewal of Sheppard-Towner Maternity Act; ceased without action, smothered by statistics.

¶ Debated Lausanne Treaty with Turkey behind closed doors; arrived at neither conclusion nor vote.

¶ Received, as did the House, President Coolidge's written message on the Nicaraguan situation (see p. 10).


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