National Affairs: More Pay, Less Work

The 79th Congress was in the home stretch, and it could hardly wait for adjournment. But to the surprise of many, it still could lay a foundation for a more efficient legislative plant. It passed the congressional reorganization bill, sent it to the President.

In the tired House, Oklahoma's young, progressive A. S. Mike Monroney, Democrat, teamed with Illinois' Republican Everett Dirksen to push the bill which had been fought through the Senate by Wisconsin's Robert La Follette Jr. In last week's maneuvers they lost the provisions for legislative policy committees for both minority and majority parties, and for an executive-legislative council....

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