National Affairs: Work Done

The Senate also:

¶ Passed and sent to the House the La Follette bill which would: 1) pare down the 33 overlapping Senate committees to 15; 2) provide each Congressman with an administrative assistant; 3) raise Congressional pay from $10,000 to $15,000; 4) provide pensions for Congressmen retiring after 62.

The House:

¶ For the third time in four weeks forced adjournment on Wednesday—calendar day—to prevent the FEPC bill from coming to the floor.

¶ Passed the first major river-and-harbors bill since before the war, authorizing 50 navigation, flood control and hydroelectric power projects at a cost of $900 million.

¶ Passed and sent to...

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