National Affairs: Work Done

Last week the Senate:

¶ Passed record-breaking peacetime appropriations of $7½ billion for the Army, $4 billion for the Navy, $114 million for the Coast Guard.

¶ Passed and sent to the White House a $53 million legislative supply bill, including $2,500-a-year allowances for Senators (which House members already have).

¶ Extended RFC lending powers from January 1947 to July 1949.

The House:

¶ Passed the $726 million third deficiency-appropriation bill, including $660,000 for the Baruch atomic delegation, with an amendment prohibiting use of UNRRA funds in countries refusing free reporting of relief activities (i.e., Russia).

¶ Disapproved, in a fit of temper,...

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