THE CONGRESS: Work Done, Aug. 7, 1939

Last week The House:

>Followed the Senate's sudden economy mood toward the "Great White Rabbit of 1939" (Spend-Lend Bill). Before the Rabbit reached the House floor, the Banking and Currency Committee began practicing for the coming butchery by slashing $850,000,000 from its version of the bill. The committee cut highways from $750,000,000 to $500,000,000; rail loans from $500,000,000 to $250,000,000; rural electrification from $500,000,000 to $350,000,000; farm tenancy from $600,000,000 to $400,000,000. This action came after a night Democratic caucus had pledged "continued support" to Franklin Roosevelt, but had avoided specific promises. Apparently...

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