National Affairs: La Follette to Finance

Congress, as everyone knows, is government by committee. By controlling the political composition of these off-stage organizations, the party in power controls the character of legislation they frame for enactment. Most potent of Senate committees is the Committee on Finance, dealing with taxation. To maintain control over it is a practical necessity for any Senate majority. Last week the rising tide of Western insurgency reached a high-water mark when the Regular Republicans virtually lost control of the Committee on Finance by the election of Senator...

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