National Affairs: The House

More than 200 bills started their way toward the purgatory of committees and the hell of oblivion in the House last week. Well did its 432 members know that all the session's important legislation would originate not in Congress but at the White House, whence would come, week by week, the order of business. Nevertheless, tradition dictated a simulacrum of consequential activity.

Newcomers. Somebody told Mrs. Roosevelt that the new Representatives had been sworn in before the President's address to the joint session (see p. 14). This piece of misinformation almost deprived Mrs. Roosevelt...

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