Legislative Record of the Seventieth Congress (First Session)

Archive Report

The first session of the Seventieth Congress, which convened December 5, 1927, came to a close May 29, 1928, after nearly a thousand new public laws had been placed upon the statute book. While the legislative output exceeded that of any recent session, the grist of important legislation was comparatively small. New legislation was enacted for control of Mississippi River floods and a new tax reduction bill was passed by both houses and signed by the President. Final action was taken upon several pieces of major legislation left over from previous Congresses, but other legislative projects inherited by the present Congress - dealing with railroad consolidation, coal strike emergencies, final revision of the quota system, departmental reorganization made little progress during its first session. ...

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