Record of the 81st Congress (First Session)

  • By:Richard M. Boeckel
  • Content Type: Report
  • Publisher: CQ Press
    • Publication year: 1949
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Archive Report


Outstanding roll calls in the Senate and House during the 1949 session are given in full in a separate section of this Report with the title “Record Votes in the 81st Congress, First Session.” Summary tables of the separate section, starting at page 745, show the party alignments in all important roll calls.

Major Legislation at 1949 Session

The Truman administration had notable success with its foreign measures, less success with its domestic measures, at the first session of the 81st Congress. The only Fair Deal legislation of prime importance to reach the statute books was the long-range public housing bill. A bill expanding coverage of the old-age insurance system and greatly increasing benefits was passed by the House toward the close of the session, but ...

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