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HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SPECIAL COMMITTEE
INVESTIGATING EXPENDITURES IN SENATORIAL
PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE
SIXTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

PURSUANT TO

S. Res. 195

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
TO APPOINT A SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO MAKE INVESTIGATION
INTO THE MEANS USED TO INFLUENCE THE NOMINATION OF
ANY PERSON AS A CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP
OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE

AND

S. Res. 324

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON
INVESTIGATION OF EXPENDITURES IN SENATORIAL PRIMARIES
AND ELECTIONS TO TAKE AND PRESERVE EVIDENCE IN CON.
NECTION WITH THE ELECTION OF A SENATOR FROM

PENNSYLVANIA ON NOVEMBER 2, 1926

JANUARY 12, 13, AND 15, 1927

PART 1

Printed for the use of the Special Committee Investigating
Expenditures in Senatorial Primary and General Elections

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SELECT COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING EXPENDITURES IN

SENATORIAL PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS

JAMES A, REED, Missouri, Chairman CHARLES L, McNARY, Oregons

ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, JR., Wisconsin, GUY D. GOFF, West Virginia,

WILLIAM H. KING, Utah.

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UNITED STATES SENATE,
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON EXPENDITURES

IN SENATORIAL ELECTIONS,

Washington, D. C. The committee met, pursuant to the call of the chairman, at 7.05 o'clock p. m. in the Senate Office Building, Senator James A. Reed (chairman) presiding, and held a short meeting for consultation relative to the investigation of those matters involved in the Pennsylvania election, which were referred to the committee under the terms of the resolution originally creating the committee, as supplemented and extended by the resolution of January 10, 1927, which said resolutions are as follows:

(Senate Resolution 195, Sixty-ninth Congress, first session)

Resolved, That a special committee of five, consisting of three members selected from the majority political party, of whom one shall be a progressive Republican and of two members from the minority political party, shall be forthwith appointed by the President of the Senate; and said committee is hereby authorized and instructed immediately to investigate what moneys, emoluments, rewards, or things of value, including agreements or understandings of support for appointment or election to office have been promised, contributed, made or expended, or shall hereafter be promised, contributed, expended, or made by any person, firm, corporation, or committee, organization, or association, to influence the nomination of any person as a candidate of any political party or organization for membership in the United States Senate, or to contribute to or promote the election of any person as a member of the United States Senate at the general election to be held in November, 1926. Said committee shall report the names of the persons, firms, or corporations, or committees, organizations, or associations that have made or shall hereafter make such promises, subscriptions, advancements, or payments and the amount by them severally contributed or promised as aforesaid; including the method of expenditure of said sums or the method of performance of said agreements, together with all facts in relation thereto.

Said committee is hereby empowered to sit and act at such time or times and at such place or places as it may deem necessary; to require by subpæna or otherwise the attendance of witnesses, the production of books, papers, and documents, and to do such other acts as may be necessary in the matter of said investigation.

The chairman of the committee or any member thereof may administer oaths to witnesses. Every person who, having been summoned as a witness by authority of said committee willfully makes default, or who, having appeared, refuses to answer any question pertinent to the investigation heretofore authorized, shall be held to the penalties provided by section 102 of the Revised Statutes of the United States. Said committee shall promptly report to the Senate the facts by it ascertained.

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