CONGRESS: The Legislative Week Feb. 7, 1927

The Senate—

¶Passed an amendment to the Deficiency Bill (for refunds of improperly collected taxes) prohibiting any payment of tax refund in excess of $50,000 without the O. K. of the Comptroller General. The point: to make it harder for "the rich" to get refunds, as Comptroller General McCarl is notoriously swamped with work.

¶Passed the Deficiency Bill after a political debate in which Democrats charged the Republican party with being servile to the rich. Senator Couzens, Republican foe of Secretary Mellon, charged "fraud and crookedness" in the internal revenue bureau. Democrats, ruled out of...

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