THE CONGRESS: Work Done, Dec. 26, 1932

The Senate:

¶ Passed a bill for Philippine independence; sent it to conference with the House which passed a similar measure last session. Senate provisions: 1) a special Philippine convention would draft a constitution, submit it to popular vote; 2) if Filipinos ratified the constitution, a twelve-year period of semi-freedom would follow, at the end of which the Islands would automatically receive their full sovereignty; 3) during the preliminary period Filipino immigrants would be excluded from the U. S.; 4) after the seventh year U. S. tariffs would be gradually stepped up...

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