• Summary
  • 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.

Seventy-First Congress: March 4, 1929, to March 3, 1931
Seventy-first Congress: March 4, 1929, to March 3, 1931
  • First session—April 15, 1929, to November 22, 1929
  • Second session—December 2, 1929, to July 3, 1930
  • Third session—December 1, 1930, to March 3, 1931
  • Special sessions of the Senate—March 4, 1929, to March 5, 1929; July 7, 1930, to July 21, 1930 (Administration of Herbert Hoover, 1929–1933)
Historical Background

Between June 1924 and May 1928, a powerful agricultural alliance of Western Republicans and Southern Democrats labored on Capitol Hill to gain approval of a bill to create a Federal Farm Board that would purchase specific crop surpluses and hold them until market prices rose or sell them abroad for whatever price was attainable with the loss being underwritten through an equalization tax. President ...

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