THE CONGRESS: Standstill

Left leaderless when President Roosevelt turned all his energies to the NRA crisis, Congress last week gave a prime demonstration of its inability to function as an independent branch of the U. S. Government.

The House, since the President was not ready to tell it what to do, did exactly nothing. Meeting on Wednesday for 14 min., it adjourned until Friday, met for 11 min., adjourned until Monday.

The Senate, preserving at least a semblance of autonomy, occupied itself with trifles. While the nation hesitated at a momentous crossroad in its history, the Senate:

¶Passed the Legislative Appropriation bill with an amendment...

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