THE CONGRESS: Work Done, Apr. 16, 1934

The Senate:

¶Adopted a resolution authorizing each member to employ an extra clerk for the remainder of the present session—the clerk's pay to come out of the Senate's contingent fund.

¶ Debated the House's tax bill for five days, piled on new taxes

The House:

¶Passed the Johnson bill forbidding debt-defaulting nations from floating loans in the U. S.; sent it to the President.

¶Passed the Jones Sugar Control bill: 1) making sugar a "basic commodity" so that a processing tax can be imposed on it; 2) directing the Secretary of Agriculture to limit...

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