National Affairs: The Norris Bill

The Norris Constitutional Amendment, which would advance the date of inauguration of the President and seating of Congress, gained strength in the House, but its passage is not conceded in this session. The measure, which passed the Senate by odds of more than 10 to 1, is aimed at the ubiquitous " lame duck" Congressman, who, defeated and repudiated by his constituency, continues long afterward to wreak his will upon legislation. It provides that the President and Vice President shall take office the third Monday in January and that Congress shall be seated...

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