THE CONGRESS: Decisions Taken

Last week the Senate:

>Passed and finally sent to the White House a bill calling for a $190 million food loan to famine-threatened India, after it had been debated for about as long as it takes to seed, grow and harvest a good crop of spring wheat.

The House:

>Extended the reciprocal trade program for two years.

>Voted down, 222-117, a proposal for a $5,000,000 Veterans Hospital for Negroes at Booker T. Washington's birthplace, Franklin County, Va. Support for it was led by Dixiecrat John Rankin, who said piously that it would provide better treatment for Negroes. Opposition was led by the House's...

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