THE CONGRESS: 1944: First Issue

The 1944 Presidential campaign battle began bitterly in Congress last week. In a truculent message, President Roosevelt accused the Senate of attempting to perpetrate a "fraud on the soldiers and sailors and marines" and "on the American people."

The President's message applied to the Soldiers' Voting bill passed by the Senate last December, and approved by the House Elections Committee last fortnight. Under this bill, which leaves the whole matter of soldier voting to the states, the President charged that "the vast majority" of the 11,000,000 men & women in the armed services...

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