THE CONGRESS: Work Done, Mar. 21, 1932

The Senate:

¶ Defeated (34-to-32) an Interior Department appropriation bill rider by Michigan's Vandenberg authorizing the President to reorganize the executive departments for economy's sake.

¶ Passed a bill by California's Johnson denying Department of Commerce permits to small craft used to ferry fun-seekers to gambling and drinking resorts aboard ships anchored outside the three-mile limit; sent it to the House.

¶ Passed a House bill instructing the Interstate Commerce Commission to investigate the six-hour day for railway labor; sent it to the President.

¶ Heard Kansas' McGill make his maiden speech...

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