Statement Given to the Press by Mr. Wilson at the Time of the Passing of the Tariff Bill in the Senate
A fight for the people and for free business, which has lasted a long generation through, has at last been won, handsomely and completely. A leadership and a steadfastness in counsel have been shown in both Houses, of which the Democratic party has reason to be very proud. There has been no weakness or confusion or drawing back, but a statesmanlike directness and command of circumstances.
I am happy to have been connected with the Government of the nation at a time when such things could happen and to have worked in associations with men who could do them. There is every reason to believe that currency reform will be carried through with equal energy, directness, and loyalty to the general interest.
When that is done, this first session of the Sixty-third Congress will have passed into history with an unrivalled distinction. I want to express my special admiration for the devoted, intelligent, and untiring work of Mr. Underwood and Mr. Simmons, and the committees associated with them!”
(NYT, September 10 (1913), p.1, col.8)