When the 71st Congress sat down Dec. 1 for its final session, it had 70 working days ahead of it in which to do its essential work and avert a special session of the 72nd Congress after March 4. Parliamentary experts, familiar with the Administration's program, listed 13 essential bills Congress must pass in its 70 days. Of these, eleven were appropriation bills to pay Federal running costs through fiscal 1932. The other two were Unemployment Relief and Drought Relief.

During the first seven working days no essential bill was passed.

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