A group called the American Mothers Crusade Against H.R. 1776 or Crusading Mothers for short, descended on Capitol Hill on February 13, 1941, to oppose the Lend-Lease Bill (H.R. 1776). Congressmen Clare Hoffman (left) and Roy O. Woodruff met with the activists and voiced their concerns on the House Floor. The bill allowed the United States to lend or lease supplies to beleaguered Allied nations, rather than require upfront payment as stipulated in the Neutrality Act. H.R. 1776 was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 11, 1941.