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No Amendment to Reapportionment Bill

The threatened amendment to exclude aliens in the population figures for representation in Congress failed to materialize when the reapportionment bill was adopted on January 10, without a record vote. Congressman La Guardia of New York and other members of Congress recently charged that the Ku Klux Klan was sending out propaganda to bring about such an amendment. However, no such amendment was offered. The purpose of the amendment would have been to reduce the representation of areas largely populated by aliens.

The bill as adopted provides for a reapportionment on the basis of the 1930 census, by a calculation known as major fractions, and maintains the present membership of 435.

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