Alben Barkley of Kentucky sat quietly in his Majority Leader chair on the Senate floor one day last week looking well contented. The great debate on the Relief bill was under way and he thought he knew how the voting would go. It would be close, but Alben Barkley repeatedly assured the White House that he had lined up five more votes than necessary to insert Senator McKellar's amendment to raise the total of $725,000,000 appropriated by the bill (the House figure) to $875,000,000, the figure desired by the Administration. So sure...

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