THE CONGRESS: Work Done, Dec. 19, 1932

The Senate:

Debated the Hawes-Cutting bill to free the Philippines after a 15-year-probation period; adopted amendments to bar all Filipino immigrants at once and reduce duty-free sugar shipments from the islands to 615,000 tons per year.

Designated Maine's Hale as chairman of the Appropriations Committee vice Washington's Jones, deceased, and California's "Lame Duck" Shortridge as chairman of Naval Affairs, vice Senator Hale.

Ordered the Tariff Commission to investigate the foreign and domestic production costs of phosphate.

Guffawed when Democratic Leader Robinson referred to the "death" of Republican Leader Watson instead of Colorado's Waterman. Said...

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