THE CONGRESS: Work Done, Jun. 13, 1938

Congress' most serious job last week was tackled by a joint committee on the Wages & Hours Bill. The conferees agreed tentatively on a basic 25¢ minimum wage, then plunged into the difficult job of writing a compromise bill that would suit both houses. Meanwhile:

The Senate: ¶ Passed a $3,722,905,000 Lend-Spend bill, which was sent to conference (see p. 14)

The House: ¶ Passed the Copeland-Lea Bill extending the scope of the Pure Food & Drug Act to include cosmetics, therapeutic devices, several drugs which now escape Federal regulation; sent it to conference to be adjusted with the...

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