National Affairs: The President's Week, Mar. 24, 1941

Last week the President:

> Asked Congress to set up small Senate and House appropriations subcommittees to confer regularly with him in order to keep informed of his activities under the Lend-Lease Act.

> Nominated bluff, lean Howard Owen Hunter as WPA Commissioner.

>Asked Congress for another emergency Naval appropriation of $300,841,820. Five days later a U. S. Navy flotilla of two light cruisers, four destroyers showed up in Auckland, New Zealand. Purpose of the trip: "good will and recreation."

>Made Harry Lloyd Hopkins executive secretary of the intra-Cabinet four-man Defense Ministry (TIME, March...

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