Legislative Record of the Seventieth Congress

Archive Report

The Seventieth Congress, which met for its first session December 5, 1927, expired by constitutional limitation at noon on March 4, 1929. Daring its two sessions, the Congress placed more than a thousand new laws upon, the statute books. The most important of these were the following:

MeasureDate of passageVoteData of passageVote
Revenue Act of 192812:15:27366 to 245:21:28*
Alien Property Settlement Act12:20:27223 to 262:21:28*
Mississippi Flood Control Act4:24:28254 to 913:23:2870 to 0
Merchant Marine Act of 19285:14:28*5:16:2831 to 20
Colorado River (Boulder Dam) Act5:25:28*(219 to 137)12:14:2865 to 11
Fifteen Cruiser Building Program3:17:28287 to 572: 5:2968 to 12

One of the outstanding events of the Seventieth Congress was the granting by the Senate of its consent to ratification of the General Pact for ...

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