Hearings on bills to furnish emergency food relief assistance to India were begun by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on February 20, 1951, with testimony by Secretary Acheson and officials from various parts of the government. See India Emergency Assistance Act of 1951; Hearings Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representative, Eighty-Second Congress, First Session … February 20, 21, 22, 23, 1951 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1951). Secretary Acheson’s testimony is also printed in the Department of State Bulletin, March 12, 1951, page 424.
For additional documentation on House consideration of aid to India, see House Report No. 185 … on H.R. 3017 (March 5, 1951) and Staff Memorandum: Additional Information on H.R. 3017, India Emergency Assistance Act of 1951 (March 6, 1951) (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1951).