Congress' Week, May 15, 1944

Last week the Senate:

¶ Decided the Judiciary Committee should look into every phase of the Government's seizure of Montgomery Ward (see p. 11).

¶ Passed the Murray-George Bill, which guarantees that "businessmen shall be paid speedily the fair compensation which is due them" as soon as war contracts are terminated. When organized labor clamored that the bill ignored "the human side of demobilization," Senators promised soothingly that more reconversion legislation would be forthcoming.

¶Learned from Tennessee's Kenneth Mc-Kellar that U.S. spending abroad thus far —including Lend-Lease—adds up to $30 billion (71% of Lend-Lease to the British Empire, 2% to China)....

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