Wednesday, April 16, 1947
JFK gave his first speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, which was a dissenting argument over the pending legislation to curb the power of the unions. In a position that was reasoned to be a moderate and middle of the road stance, Jack stated,
Mr. Chairman, it is my firm conviction that the House would be making a great mistake to pass this bill in its present form…. This grave error that the majority of the Committee on Education and Labor have made is that in seeking to destroy what is bad, they are also destroying what is good.
The Hartley bill passed with overwhelming conservative support.
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