Between defense hearings and a two-day debate on housing (which got nowhere), Congress got some minor work done.
¶ Passed a bill to increase on-the-job training payments for World War II veterans (up from $200 to $290 a month for a veteran with two dependents). House approval is expected soon.
¶ Confirmed the appointment of Thomas Bayard McCabe as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
¶ Passed a bill to compensate farmers for not producing potatoes and tomatoes in areas infected by the golden nematode pest (prevalent...