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D. Senator Huey P. Long, Democrat of Louisiana

Senator Long was filibustering the Administration's final budget bill of the year, on matters unrelated to Social Security. But since the Social Security appropriation was part of this omnibus bill the effect of his filibuster was to leave the Social Security Board without any funds.

In order to start operations the Social Security Board had to borrow resources from other New Deal agencies. Much of the staff and office equipment came from the National Recovery Administration, which had recently gone out of business following a Supreme Court decision that it was unconstitutional. The salaries of the employees were paid by the Works Progress Administration and the Department of Labor until the Board finally got its initial appropriation in February 1936.
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