THE CONGRESS: Huffs, Bluffs & Handcuffs

In 14 minutes, without making a single amendment, the House last week passed a $499,857,936 supply bill for the War Department, including $50,000,000 for 565 of the planes called for in Franklin Roosevelt's emergency rearmament program.

Mr. Roosevelt's policy toward Europe was now definitely known to place the defensive frontier of democracy in France. Toward Asia, Mr. Roosevelt wanted to extend the U. S. defensive frontier to Guam, but the House had stopped him at Wake Island. Senators who disapprove of Mr. Roosevelt's frontier extensions fell huffing & puffing upon his air corps expansion as unjustifiable.

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