THE CONGRESS: Work Done, Mar. 4, 1940

In the Senate:

> Their ephemeral zeal for economy already fading, Senate farm leaders settled back into their historic spend-now, save-later philosophy, concentrated on adding $200,000,000 for parity price payments to the Farm Appropriation Bill. Yet many a Congressman still felt self-conscious about tossing around the taxpayers' money. Commerce Committee Chairman Josiah William Bailey, of North Carolina, decided to cut the $412,638,600 Rivers-&-Harbors Authorization Bill in four parts, on the theory that this quartering would make the whole bill easier to swallow. Pork-hungry Senator Bailey sizzled defensively at the immediate insinuation that he was rolling out four pork barrels, let...

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