Government Ownership of the Railroads

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Postponement of Permanent Rail Legislation

Rossevelt's Avoidance of Positive Recommendations

A Program of railroad legislation drawn up by three members of the Interstate Commerce Commission was transmitted to Congress by President Roosevelt, April 11, with a special message in which he said action was necessary at this time to stave off “serious financial and operating difficulties” for the railroads “between now and the convening of the next Congress.”

The program had been hurriedly prepared by Chairman Splawn and Commissioners Eastman and Mahaffie, acting as a subcommittee of a ...

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