CONGRESS: The Legislative Week Feb. 21, 1927

The Senate— ¶ Passed, 47 to 39, the McNary-Haugen bill, creating a Federal Farm Board equipped with $250,000,000 to buy up surplus crops (TIME, Feb. 14). Only one New England Senator, Arthur R. Gould of Maine, voted for the bill. Hostile Senators vainly denounced the McNary-Haugen experiment as unconstitutional, price-fixing, bloc legislation. (Bill went to the House, where passage seemed certain.)

¶Debated White-Dill radio bill, refused twice to send it back to conference (see p. 7).

¶ Heard that the Committee on Privileges and Elections had decided to inquire into the charges against...

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