THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Feb. 23, 1931

Last week the President of the U. S. closed his Drought Relief controversy with Congress by signing the Interior Department Appropriation Bill carrying $20,000,000 for "food loans" (see col. 3). Of eleven supply measures which must be passed by Congress and signed by the President if an extra session is to be avoided, this was only the second.

¶ Signed last week by the President with "great pleasure" was "an admirable measure" for advance planning of public works as an unemployment preventive. Its congressional sponsor was Democratic Senator Robert Wagner of New...

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