CONGRESS: The Senate Week Dec. 24, 1928

Work Done. Last week, the U. S. Senators:

¶ Confirmed in office Secretary of Commerce William Fairfield Whiting, and other recess appointees (not including Secretary of the Interior Roy Owen West, whose case was heard in committee).

¶ Debated and debated the House appropriations bill for the Treasury and Post Office departments; put in a joker for $270,000,000 to enforce prohibition at Senator Bruce's instigation; sent it to conference; adopted the conference report, taking out the joker and leaving $13,500,000 for prohibition, by vote of 38 to 35; sent the bill to the President. Said Senator Bruce: "The way to get rid...

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