Clippings from the Congressional Record dated March 30 at the Lewis and Clark Exposition held in Portland, Oregon in 1905.
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LEWIS AND CLARK EXPOSITION.
Mr. TAWNEY. Mr. Speaker, I renew my request for the consideration of the resolntion which I offered last evening. I understand the gentleman who objected yesterday will not now object.
The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Minnesota asks unanimous consent for the consideration at this time of a resolution which will he reported by the Clerk._____
The Clerk read as follows:
Resolved, That during tho remainder of this session the bill S. 276, entitled "An act to provide for toe celebration of the one hundredth ann versary of the exploration of the Oregon country by Capts. Merriwether Lewis and William dark, in the years 1804, 1805, and 1800, and for other purposes," shall have tho privilege of bills reported from committees having leave to report at any time.
The SPEAKER. Is there objection to the present consideration of this resolution?
Mr. CRUMPACKER. Mr. Chairman, I know of some legislation of general importance that is not privileged legislation, relative to the Philippine Islands. I do not believe that I ought to , permit or consent to giving this legislation such privilege over j legislation of that importance.
xur. TAWhikJ Y. i will say to the gentleman from Indiana this will not affect that question in the least. If we can get it up, we can dispose of it in half an hour. In its modified form I do not think the House will have any serious objection or will require any considerable time for its consideration.
Sir. CRUMPACKER. Do you believe you could get it through in half an hour?
Mr. TAWNEY. We could pass it in half an hour.
Mr. CRUMPACKER. If I had any idea that yon could, I : would not make any objection. I do not like the policy of advancing legislation of this character to the position of privileged legislation under these circumstances.
Mr. TAWNEY. If the gentleman will pardon me just a moment, this legislation is of just as high character as that which comes from the Committee on Appropriations. We provide $475,000 instead of $1.500.000. Of course the gentleman knows that legislation coming from this committee stands in the same position as that from the Committee on Appropriations relative to this character of legislation. If the hill should be considered and the House agrees to the amendment proposed by the House committee, it goes into conference and can be disposed of right away.
Mr. WILLIAMS of Mississippi. Why did not the gentleman include the Jamestown celebration?
Mr. CRUMPACKER. For the present I object.
The SPEAKER. The gentleman from Indiana objects.
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