Fair Employment Legislation in Congress
An active mobilization of Republican support for the administration's bill to create a permanent Fair Employment Practice Commission is now under way at Washington. The F. E. P. C. bill is the only measure on President Truman's domestic program that has received substantial endorsement from Republican leaders in the House and Senate. Republicans believe their party can gain an important advantage in the 1946 congressional elections in industrial states-and can widen a split in the ranks of the majority party-by forcing the F. E. P. C. issue at this time.
The F. E. P. C. bill is now pending on the floor of the Senate, but when-or whether-a vote on its passage will be reached is problematical. A motion by Sen. ...