Sculptured Eagle from Main Committee Hearing Room Ceiling

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Harold Knutson
(R-MN) became Chairman in 1947 when Republicans held a majority in Congress for the first time in 20 years.  Three of their goals in the Eightieth Congress were to cut the high levels of New Deal taxes, spending, and national debt.  Democrat President Harry Truman responded by vetoing the proposed tax cuts.  Sparks flew between Truman and the legislature, which he call the "Do-Nothing Congress."


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