TITLE

Roosevelt Trips Himself

AUTHOR(S)
T. R. B.
PUB. DATE
August 1939
SOURCE
New Republic;8/16/39, Vol. 100 Issue 1289, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the fate, the spending bill met in the House of the U.S. Congress and speculation that President Franklin D. Roosevelt no longer has a majority of Congress and the country is turning against him. Report that the House refused to consider the spending bill by a vote of 193 to 166 or by a margin of 27; view that the official Democratic leadership of the House broke in pieces toward the end of the session; Report that forty-seven Democrats voted with the Republicans against the bill; View that the House vote was of less importance than the fight in the Senate, where the bill was butchered until it was unrecognizable; Information on the proposed amendments in the bill; View that the Senate's evisceration of the spending bill was chiefly the New Deal's fault; Report that Roosevelt's failure to control Jesse Jones, head of the Federal Loan Agency during the course of the spending bill revealed scandalous weakness of character; Failure of the spending bill attributed to the administration's delay in introducing the bill; View that Roosevelt himself is responsible for the failure of the bill and the defeat itself is likely to set congressmen and voters against him.
ACCESSION #
15035807

 

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