Carter Manasco

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Carter Manasco - Miss Holidays Bir- her McKelvey week. is Miss...
Miss Holidays Bir- her McKelvey week. is Miss arid during Oliver is and this WASHINGTON NEWSLETTER By Jimmy Gunter Secy, to Cong. Carter Manasco · At the beginning of a new year, it might be well for us to review the activities of Congress in 1947. * During the year just past, the U. S- Senate was in session a total of 143 days, with the House of Representatives meeting 144 times. The average session in the Senate was 5.6 hours long and in the House it was 4.8 hours in duration. . Congress enacted 1,870 different measures during those sessions, including 394 public bills. r Members of Congress did a lot of talking about legislation. Their remarks filled 11,889 pages in the t Congressional Record. ' The 1947 session of the 80th Congress 'passed appropriation bills his of Deca- totaling more than 30 billion dollars, for government agencies, including the Army and Navy, and for foreign relief, including 9 mil- i . * lion-dollars to combat hoof and mouth disease in Mexico, In 1947 Congress took the followr- major action: * . Baaned portal - to - portal pay · - · suits. · Provided aid for Greece and * » , Turkey. Passed the Taft-Hartley bill, or Labor-Management Relations Acfc Voted to amend the Constitution in limiting Presidents to two terms. This amendment must yet be ratified by two-thirds, of the States * before becoming law. Passed a rent-control bill. Put the Speaker of the House next in line of succession for the Presidency after the Vice-President. Merged the armed forces into one National Defense unit, with three components -- Army, and Air Force. Voted emergency aid for Italy, Austria and China. Passed a mild, four-point anti- inflation program. The year 1948 should be an interesting year for Congress, parti- * cularly from a political standpoint. The new year will see two partys, conventions and a national election. The majority of the members of Congress will be running for reelection this year. It promises to be a year debate will flow fast and furious across the aisles which separate Democrats from Republicans in two houses of Congress. It also likely that few major laws will made and that Congress will adjourn early. Carter Manasco, your Congress-man from the 7th District, has new employee in his Washington office, Mrs. Robert Wilbert, the former Miss Lurlene Poss of Jasper, has replaced Miss Sara Brown Collins of Jasper, who recently resigned. We will miss t working with Sara and wish all the luck in the world. We fortunate in having Mrs. Wilbert come with us. May we take this opportunity wish you all a happy and our new year. -,\

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  1. The Cullman Democrat,
  2. 08 Jan 1948, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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