Photo from the Attic: Leading by Committee

Posted April 13, 2011 at 4:49pm

The Temporary National Economic Committee, also known as the Monopoly Committee, opened public hearings at the Capitol on Dec. 1, 1938. The panel, which included Members of both chambers of Congress as well as representatives of several executive branch departments and commissions, studied monopolies and the concentration of economic power until it was defunded in 1941.