THE CONGRESS: THE CONGRESS Bank Bill

Bank Bill

Called into special session on four days notice, the 73rd Congress, young and Democratic, sat momentously in the Capitol last week. President Roosevelt had summoned it to meet the banking crisis—Emergency Item No. 1 of the New Deal. Not since War days had the Congressional temper been so grave, so unanimously bent on speedy action. The State of the Union was so serious that the most opinionated Senators and Representatives submerged their convictions in worried silence and took orders from the White House. Other Congresses had gabbled away opportunities to...

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