Defeat, Victory


The House made Henry Wallace's confirmation as Secretary of Commerce just about sure. After a certain amount of parliamentary skirmishing, it passed the George bill, severing RFC and its billions from the Commerce Department.

Ordinarily, such a bill would have had an easier time. But the George bill, originally designed to take the great loan funds safely out of Wallace's control, had been turned by pro-Wallace Senators into a bill which would make Henry Wallace acceptable to the Senate as Commerce Secretary. Now, if the anti-Wallaceites in the House could tie the...

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