National Affairs: Relief

After 17 long days in the Senate Appropriations Committee the President's bill giving him $4,000,000,000 for work relief plus $880,000.000 to continue present relief programs, saw the light of the Senate floor. Carter Glass, who in Committee had voted unsuccessfully to cut it down to a $2,880,000,000 dole, as Appropriations Chairman dutifully expounded its purpose. When he had finished, Senator Borah inquired:

"Wouldn't this bill accomplish the same thing if it were only one line long and stated merely that the President was authorized to spend $4,000.000,000 as he saw fit to relieve...

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