Sculptured Eagle from Main Committee Hearing Room Ceiling


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Moderate Republican William R. Green (R-IA) accepted the chairmanship of Ways and Means in 1923 and led the Committee for five years.  He worked in harmony with Treasury Secretary Mellon, who twice appeared before Ways and Means to recommend legislation for deep tax cuts.  Following Mellon's lead, the Committee reported the bills that respectively became the Revenue Acts of 1924 and 1926.  Green's legislative career spanned nine successive Congresses.  He resigned in 1928 and took on an appointment as a judge on the U.S. Court of Claims.


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