National Affairs: H. R. 17054

Soldier Bonus legislation began moving rapidly through Congress last week toward what was generally expected to be a presidential veto. Reported from the Ways & Means Committee H. R. 17054 to up veterans' loans on adjusted service certificates was snapped (363-to-37) through the House in 40 minutes. The Senate was primed for action no less quick to avert what all Bonus advocates dreaded—a pocket veto.

If President Hoover gets the measure before the last ten days of the session, he must either disapprove it and thereby allow Congress a chance to repass it over his veto or permit it to become a...

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