Record of the Seventy-First Congress

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The Seventy-first Congress, which ended by constitutional limitation March 4, 1931, was called into special session by the President early in 1929, and corresponded with the first two years of the Hoover administration. The special or first session began April 15, 1929, and adjourned November 22, 1929, after enacting the administration's farm relief program and beginning work upon a revision of the Fordney-McCumber tariff. Tariff revision dominated the second session which opened on December 2,1929, and adjourned July 3,1930. The third session, from December 1, 1930, to March 4, 1931, was occupied principally with measures for drought and unemployment relief. It ended with the President's veto of the Muscle Shoals bill and his pocket veto of the Wagner employment exchange bill.

Appropriations during the first ...

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