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October 22, 1955


JAMA. 1955;159(8):782-783. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960250044015


First Session, 84th Congress 

Surplus Property for Civil Defense  Senator Humphrey (D., Minn.), in S.1527, and Congressman Brooks (D., Texas), in H. R. 7227, would authorize the distribution of federal surplus property for civil defense purposes. These bills were referred to the respective government operations committees.

Educational Expenses for Higher Education  Congressman Jackson (R., Calif.), in H. R. 4444, would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide a partial tax credit for income tax purposes for payments to educational institutions for the cost of education above the 12th grade. Credit would be given for 30% of payments, with a maximum credit of $450 for the education of each person. This measure was referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Medical Deductions for Income Tax Purposes  Congressman Hyde (R., Md.), in H. R. 5336, would remove the 3% limitation on deductions for income tax purposes on the amounts

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