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  • Contents
  • Subject index

A manual offering information on the most important laws and treaties approved by Congress in more than 200 years since the first session in 1789. Each Congress is covered in a separate chapter introduced by a historical essay setting the actions of the legislators in the context of their times.

Sixty-Ninth Congress: March 4, 1925, to March 3, 1927
Sixty-ninth Congress: March 4, 1925, to March 3, 1927
  • First session—December 7, 1925, to July 3, 1926
  • Second session—December 6, 1926, to March 3, 1927
  • Special session of the Senate—March 4, 1925, to March 18, 1925
  • (Second administration of Calvin Coolidge, 1925–1929)
Historical Background

As a consequence of the vast expansion of federal agencies during World War I, President Calvin Coolidge stressed in his December 9, 1925, budget message an urgent need for additional federal office buildings in the nation's capital. Less critical, but still a serious concern, was the lack of sufficient “Federal buildings at strategic locations throughout the country.” This problem, according to Coolidge, needed to be addressed to assure the “efficient and economical administration” of the government. Six months ...

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