CONGRESS: The Legislative Week Jan. 31, 1927

The Senate—

¶ Refused to ratify the Lausanne Treaty between the U. S. and Turkey (see below).

¶ Adopted, 48 to 33, Senator James A. Reed's resolution, which refuses a seat to Senator-designate Frank L. Smith of Illinois until further investigation.

¶ Laughed and grew restless while Senator Bruce filibustered and blocked consideration of 92 bills, including a few of his own. Senator Bruce was trying to force action on his favorite bill to settle the more-than-a-century-old French spoliation claims.

¶ Received from the Naval Affairs Committee the Naval...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!