Reorganization of Prohibition Enforcement

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When Congress recessed in June the “unfinished business” of the Senate was the Jones resolution looking to reorganization of federal prohibition enforcement agencies along the lines desired by President Hoover, This resolution-and not the Hawley-Smoot tariff bill-will be the first measure laid before the Senate for action when that body resumes its legislative sessions on September 4.

President Hoover, in a special message to Congress, June 6, 1929, recommended the immediate creation of a joint congressional committee to formulate plans for a reorganization of prohibition enforcement. The pending resolution, closely following the text of the President's recommendation, was offered in the Senate on the same day by Senator Jones, R., Washington. A similar resolution was presented in the House by Rep. Stalker, R., New York, ...

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