Public Housing

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Housing Issue in Congress and Campaign

Renewal of Housing Controversy in Special Session

Long-Range housing legislation, including provision for federal aid to public housing, is one of the major pieces of unfinished business which President Truman called Congress back to Washington to complete. In his acceptance speech before the Democratic National Convention in the early morning of July 15, when he made the surprise announcement of his intention to reconvene the 80th Congress in extraordinary session, the President referred again and again to the failure of Congress to enact the Taft-Ellender-Wagner bill before adjournment of the regular session on June 20. And in his message to Congress, July 27, listing tasks for the special summer session, he placed action on housing second only to action to ...

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