THE CONGRESS: Work Done, Apr. 12, 1937

The Senate: ¶ After killing an anti-Sit-Down rider proposed by South Carolina's Byrnes (see p. 18), passed the Guffey-Vinson coal control bill; sent it to the House, which passed it last month, for action on minor amendments. Aimed to stabilize the sick coal industry (see below), the bill lacks the labor provisions which caused Supreme Court invalidation of the original Guffey Coal Act, creates a National Bituminous Coal Commission to fix minimum prices, enforce a code of fair practices. ¶ Passed the wheat crop insurance bill which provides an appropriation of...

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