THE TARIFF: House Catch

The House last week squared away to receive the Tariff Bill from the Senate. As always, the House leaders—Speaker Longworth, Floor Leader Tilson, Rules Chair-man Snell—tried to set the House to catch the Bill so there would be no unseemly fumbling on the floor. Getting set consisted of passing a special rule for sending the legislation straight off to conference.

One section of the House—Democrats and midwest and western Republicans— wanted special votes on at least three items: sugar, cement, soft lumber. It was their last chance to vote these rates lower...

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