150.01 Bills/9–2845: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Commissioner in India ( Merrell )

768. House Rules Committee on Sept. 26 recommended to House that preferred treatment on calender be given to Indian Immigration Bill.

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For your confidential information, House is not likely to debate measure before Oct. 1096 as several members favorably disposed to bill will be in Europe until that date.

  1. The bill, H.R. 3517, was debated and passed by the House of Representatives on October 10; its legislative history extended to June 1946, at which time the Senate passed an amended version of the House bill on June 14, a Conference settlement being effected on June 29, 1946 (Congressional Record, vol. 91, pt. 7, p. 9544; vol. 92, pt. 6, pp. 6543, 6918, 6933, 7077, and 7957). The bill was approved by President Truman on July 2, 1946 (60 Stat. 416).