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Utah Senator Demands Action on Tydings Vote in Congress

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Senator William H. King of Utah today told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency he intends to force a vote on the Tydings Resolution, which provides that the Senate express its feelings “of profound surprise and pain” at the oppressions imposed by the Hitler government on its minority groups including Jews.

Senator King conferred Jews Senator Millard E. Tydings of Maryland, author of the resolution. It was agreed that the Senator from Utah would take up the matter with Senator Key Pittman of Nevada, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, to which the resolution was referred after its introduction in January.

Senator Pittman is out of town at present, but he is expected to return to Washington Wednesday, when Senator King will make an effort to see him.

Commenting on the inaction of the Foreign Relations Committee in its handling of the Tydings Resolution, Senator King said: “In my opinion it should have received consideration at its hands. The chairman of the committee is out of the city for a few days, but on his return I shall inquire what, if any, action will be taken by the committee on the resolution.

“If no action is to be taken,” he continued, “I shall take the liberty of asking that the committee be discharged from further consideration of the resolution and that the resolution be laid before the Senate for action.”

Senator King pointed out that since the resolution was introduced the German government has not changed its attitude toward its Jewish as well as other German citizens “who have not subordinated their religious and political views to the will of the governing regime of the country.”

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