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Congressional Circles Doubt F.e.p.c. Bill Will Be Enacted Following Defeat of Closure

Congressional circles here voiced doubt during the week-end that the bill providing for the establishment of a Fair Employment Practices Commission which would outlaw employment discrimination on grounds of race, religion or national origin will be enacted in the near future.

Doubt was expressed following the death blow which the measure received on the floor of the Senate on Friday when the question of adopting closure–to cut off debate and carry the issue to a vote–was defeated by a vote of 52-32. Adoption of closure requires a majority of 64.