Highlights On "The Hill"

June 1950
Congressional Digest;Jun/Jul50, Vol. 29 Issue 6/7, p163
This year U.S. Congress lumped all its foreign aid programs into one omnibus-aid bill. The President's so-called Point-4 plan involving technical aid to underdeveloped nations of the world was finally authorized as part of the bill. The House provided only $25 million for the first year's operation of Point-4, while the Senate provided $45 million as the Administration had requested. In conference, the two Houses compromised on $35 million. Point 4, throughout debate in both Houses, has been one of the most controversial phases of current foreign aid, particularly since it seemed likely to create a new program which might become both interminable and big.


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