Closing Hours

"The Congress that nobody liked"— Senators and Congressmen said it about themselves. They said it because the press said it. But they realized the truth of it keenly; although all of them left the Capitol feeling sure that they would return in December—none of their terms expire until next March— they went knowing that many of them would come back, following the November elections, only for a farewell session.

The consequent feeling of depression was evident in the closing hours. The Democrats .strove to shift the burden...

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