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House Gets Bill to Investigate Arab Refugee Situation

The House Foreign Affairs Committee is expected to report out for floor action in the near future a bill introduced by Rep. Frances P. Bolton providing for an investigation by the Mutual Security Agency of the Arab refugee situation.

Mrs. Bolton, chairman of the Near Eastern Subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced the bill which would charge the MSA director with conducting an intensive study of the Arab refugee problem and reporting back within 90 days, with recommendations.

Asking quick Congressional action on the measure, Mrs. Bolton said that President Eisenhower “has made it clear that the United States intends to pay more attention to the Arab states during his administration.” She said that the latest reports given her subcommittee held that “80 percent” of the Arab refugees might be subject to Communism and might join in any uprising which held the promise of a possibility of change. “Can one blame them?” she asked.

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