U.S. Senator Alben Barkley meets journalists after his re-election (following resignation) as Senate Majority Leader
United States USA Date:1944, February 24 Duration:2 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
United States Senator Alben Barkley in his office. He addresses a press conference after being unanimously re-elected as Senate Majority Leader. ( Barkley had resigned as Majority Leader in protest over President Franklin D. Roosevelt's veto of a bill to raise wartime revenue.) His desk is filled with laudatory telegrams. Among others present is Senator Kenneth McKellar of Tennessee. The office is filled with note-taking members of the Press.
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