Part 2: Proceedings in the Senate, Monday, December 8, 1941

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8 Dec 1941

ww2dbaseThe Senate met at 12 o'clock noon.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Swanson, one of its clerks, announced that the House had agreed to House Concurrent Resolution 61, providing for a joint session of the two Houses of Congress on Monday, December 8, 1941, for the purpose of receiving such communications as the President of the United States shall be pleased to make, in which it requested the concurrence of the Senate, as follows:

"Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), that the two Houses of Congress assemble in the Hall of the House of Representatives on Monday, the 8th day of December 1941, at 12:30 o'clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of receiving such communications as the President of the United States shall be pleased to make to them."

CALL OF THE ROLL

Mr. HILL. I suggest the absence of a quorum.

The VICE PRESIDENT.

The clerk will call the roll.

The Chief Clerk called the roll.

The VICE PRESIDENT. Eighty-two Senators have answered to their names. A quorum is present.

JOINT MEETING OF THE TWO HOUSES

Mr. BARKLEY. Mr. President, I ask that the concurrent resolution just received from the House of Representatives be laid before the Senate.

The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 61), providing for a joint session of the two Houses of Congress on Monday, December 8,1941, for the purpose of receiving such communications as the President of the United States shall be pleased to make, which was read as follows:

"Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), that the two Houses of Congress assemble in the Hall of the House of Representatives on Monday, the 8th day of December 1941, at 12:30 o'clock in the afternoon,

for the purpose of receiving such communications as the President of the United States shall be pleased to make to them."

Mr. BARKLEY. I move that the Senate concur in the resolution.

The VICE PRESIDENT. Without objection, the resolution is concurred in unanimously.

Mr. BARKLEY. I now move that the Senate proceed to the Hall of the House of Representatives, in compliance with the concurrent resolution just adopted.

The motion was agreed to; and (at 12 o'clock and 10 minutes p. m.) the Senate, escorted by the Secretary, Edwin A. Halsey, and Sergeant at Arms, Chesley W. Jurney, and preceded by the Vice President and the President pro tempore, proceeded to the Hall of the House of Representatives. ww2dbase

Source(s):
Yale Law School Avalon Project

Added By:
C. Peter Chen





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