THE CONGRESS: Acts & Facts

Significant acts and facts of the new 76th Congress, which convened last week:

The House

>In electing four members to vacancies on the omnipotent Ways & Means Committee, the Democratic House Caucus voted most heavily for Representative Milton West of Texas, non-New Dealer, good friend of Vice President "Cactus Jack" Garner and successor to his House seat. The other three fillers-in elected were New Dealers: Louisiana's Maloney, Pennsylvania's Boland, Illinois' McKeough. Conspicuously not elected to the Committee was a self-proclaimed candidate. Wright Patman of Texas, author of Bill No. 1 on the House...

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