Like Mazzini, Montanelli advocated the union of Tuscany with Rome.
He advocated the adoption of a national budget system, and, Congress having passed a budget bill similar to that vetoed by Mr. Wilson in 1920, he approved it on June 10 1921; it provided for a Budget Bureau in the Treasury Department and the appointment of a director of the budget, the first being Charles G.
C. Farini was issued demanding the reforms advocated by the powers memorandum of 1831.
The President advocated a declaration of peace with Germany by resolution, and the immediate negotiation of a treaty.
In Congress he joined the radical wing of the Republican party, advocated the confiscation of Confederate property, approved and defended the Wade-Davis manifesto denouncing the tameness of Lincoln, and was soon recognized as a hard worker and ready speaker.