THE CONGRESS: Work Done, May 9, 1932

The Senate:

¶ Passed the $111,793,000 appropriation bill for the Departments of State, Justice, Commerce & Labor, after arbitrarily cutting it 10%, below the House total.

¶ Adopted a resolution by Minnesota's Shipstead appropriating $1,450,000, for grasshopper eradication in the Northwest.

¶ Voted (39-10-29) to take up the Philippine Independence bill; action was blocked by New York's Copeland who filibustered with a speech on the virtues of Hot Springs (Ark.) water.

¶ Declined (6440-18) to unseat John Hollis Bankhead in favor of James Thomas ("Tom-Tom") Heflin as Alabama's Senator (see below).

¶ Swore in...

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