THE CONGRESS: Work of the Week

The U. S. Congress is a large, complicated and slow-moving mechanism. Every two years fresh fires have to be started in its cold boilers. Its 531 cogs have to be adjusted into place. The accumulated gases of politics have to be blown out of its chambers. Only after these preliminaries can it proceed to function as the Constitution intends.

Because the 72110! Congress was slow getting up steam and into motion, an ignorant public clamor arose against its apparent do-nothingness. But late last week, after ten days' tinkering and amid considerable clanking and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!