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April 6, 1963

WASHINGTON NEWS

JAMA. 1963;184(1):33-35. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03700140007001

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Abstract

Aid for Medical Schools Stalled.  —The House Commerce Committee has approved the Federal Aid for Medical Education bill, but the House Rules Committee by a 7 to 7 vote refused to send the bill to the House floor for a vote.Rules Committee Chairman Howard Smith (D., Va.) said the vote did not actually kill the bill. He said the way was left open to consider it again after the committee sees what other legislation is likely this year in the federal school-aid field.The rules group is generally considered to line up 8 to 7 in favor of Administration proposals, but a liberal member, Rep. Ray Madden (D., Ind.) was ill at the time of the vote.The medical-education bill was the second major Administration proposal to win committee approval in this session of Congress. The military draft was the first.The Commerce Committee cut down the scope of

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