THE CONGRESS: Work Done, Jul. 5, 1937

The Senate:

¶ Passed the Administration's $1,500,000,000 Relief Bill, rejecting (48-to-30) an amendment by Senator Lodge to use $20,000,000 of the funds for a national census of unemployed. Returned the bill to the House.

¶ Passed the $650,000,000 House revenue bill extending nuisance taxes and 3¢ postage for two years. Before doing so, it voted in (35-to-31) Senator La Follette's amendment to increase income surtaxes, then voted it out (42-to-29).

¶ Passed the Crosser Railroad Retirement bill to provide monthly pensions up to $120 after 65, to be financed by carriers and workers,...

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