THE CONGRESS: Work Done, Jan. 18, 1932

The House:

¶ Passed (214-to-182) a Democratic tariff bill which: 1) left all existing rates unchanged; 2) requested President Hoover to convoke a world conference for the reduction of "excessive" rates; 3) transferred from the President to Congress his power to flex rates; 4) created the office of "consumers' counsel" with the Tariff Commission. The measure was sent to the Senate. If passed there, President Hoover is expected to veto it as a political trap set to embarrass him.

¶ Passed the First Deficiency Appropriation bill ($125,156,252) after...

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