THE CONGRESS: Work Done, Apr. 15, 1940

Last week the Senate: > Finishing fighting over Cordell Hull's authority to negotiate trade agreements (TIME, April 8), downed a final attempt to limit extension to one instead of three years, sent the bill unamended to President Roosevelt. Final vote: 42-10-37.

> In committee, continued to forget Economy, gobble 1940 pork. Items: $25,000,000 for some 50 flood-control projects (upping the War Department's total for civil functions $70,000.000 above those voted by the House); a $231,000,950 authorization for future flood-control projects (the House had voted only $73,620,100).

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