On This Day In 1947: Congress Overrides Veto Of Taft-Hartley : It's All Politics Sixty-two years ago today, Congress overrides President Harry Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
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On This Day In 1947: Congress Overrides Veto Of Taft-Hartley

June 23, 1947:

The Republican Congress' override of President Truman's veto of the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act is complete. The Senate vote today is 68-25, which followed by three days the House vote of 331-83.

The act, named for Sen. Robert Taft (R-OH) and Rep. Fred Hartley (R-NJ), was passed in the wake of public outrage over widespread labor strikes following World War II.

Truman will use the act to his benefit as part of his surprise re-election victory in 1948.

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