The Bonus and Veterans' Pensions

Archive Report

Revival of Bonus Controversy in Present Congress

The Bonus Issue, temporarily sidetracked last May when the Senate sustained President Roosevelt's veto of a bill for immediate cash payment of the 1945 value of adjusted-service certificates held by veterans of the World War, was again brought actively to the fore when Congress reconvened last week. A new measure, jointly supported by the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Disabled American Veterans, was introduced on January 3 in the House of Representatives and favorably reported by the Ways and Means Committee on January 7. Debate on the bill opened on January 9, and it was passed by a large majority on the following day.

By acting with such promptitude the House avoided the necessity of ...

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