Congressional Action on Presidential Recommendations

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Congressional Action on Presidential Recommendations


In his annual message of December 6, President Coolidge made 38 specific recommendations for legislative action by Congress. The present session, if the Administration's wishes are followed, will adjourn sine die on June 7. To date 114 public laws—65 of them bridge bills and the bulk of the others of minor importance—have been enacted and signed by the President since the opening of the December session. Of these only three are measures specifically recommended by the President in his annual message and two are measures recommended in special messages.

Two additional measures dealing with subjects recommended by the President for action in his annual message, the tax reduction bill and the immigration restriction bill both of which fail to meet the ...

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