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INTERSTATE COMMERCE. Mr. CULLOM. Mr. President, during the last days of the last session of Congress a conference was appointed by the two Houses upon the bill (S. 1532) to regulate commerce. The conferees on the part of the Senate have instructed me to make a report, which I send to the desk.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The conference report will be read. The Chief Clerk read as follows: The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill (S. 1532) to regulate commerce having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend, and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows
Mr. CULLOM. The conferees report an amendment to the Senate bill in the nature of a substitute, and, as the Senate will remember, the bill is a pretty long one, and as it is not my purpose to ask the Senate to vote upon it to-day, because I think it is due to the Senate that every member should have an opportunity of seeing what it is, I do not know that it is necessary to have it read. I ask, therefore, that the report be printed and laid upon the table for action hereafter.
Mr. ALDRICH. I would like to suggest to the chairman of the committee that as this is an important bill, and contains important provisions affecting vast material interests which have never been considered by the Senate, a day certain be fixed for its consideration after the holiday recess.
Mr. HOAR. I hope the Senator from Illinois will not call it up before the holidays.
Mr. CULLOM. It is my purpose to ask that the report be printed, as it is in the nature of a new bill, laid upon the table, and then to