Lend-lease Bill: Hearings Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Unites States Senate, Seventy-seventh Congress, First Session on H.R. 1776, a Bill Further to Promote the Defense of the United States, and for Other Purposes. January 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 1941

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Considers legislation to authorize the President to order military assistance for WWII European allies. Includes discussion of consequences of U.S. involvement in European and Pacific conflicts in violation of international non-intervention agreements. Also considers possible impact of German seizure of South American financial assets on U.S. defense.

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Page 1 - Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the President may, from time to time, when he deems it in the interest of national defense, authorize the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, or the head of any other department or agency of the Government...
Page 32 - ... authorized from time to time by the Congress, or both, any defense article for any such government, or to procure any or all such services by private contract. (4) To communicate to any such government any defense information, pertaining to any defense article furnished to such government under paragraph (2) of this subsection.
Page 1 - There is hereby authorized to be appropriated from time to time, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such amounts as may be necessary to carry out the provisions and accomplish the purposes of this Act.
Page 553 - States, it would be superfluous for me to point out to your lordship that THIS is WAR.
Page 56 - The terms and conditions upon which any such foreign government receives any aid authorized under subsection (a) shall be those which the President deems satisfactory, and the benefit to the United States may be payment or repayment in kind or property, or any other direct or indirect benefit which the President deems satisfactory.
Page 99 - Pact or of any rule of international law, do all or any of the following things: (a) Refuse to admit the exercise by the State violating the Pact of belligerent rights, such as visit and search, blockade, etc.; (b) Decline to observe towards the State violating the Pact the duties prescribed by international law, apart from the Pact, for a neutral in relation to a belligerent ; (c) Supply the State attacked with financial or material assistance, including munitions of war; (d) Assist with armed forces...
Page 470 - That the President of the United States, as Commander in Chief of the Army, is...
Page 16 - The President may, from time to time, promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper to carry out any of the provisions of this Act ; and he may exercise any power or authority conferred on him by this Act through such department, agency, or officer as he shall direct.
Page 517 - Our policy in regard to Europe, which was adopted at an early stage of the wars which have so long agitated that quarter of the globe, nevertheless remains the same, which is, not to interfere in the internal concerns of any of its powers; to consider the government de facto as the legitimate government for us; to cultivate friendly relations with it, and to preserve those relations by a frank, firm, and manly policy, meeting, in all instances, the just claims of every power; submitting to injuries...

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