A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 29, 1946

The news spotlight is on Congress again, and your letters to us about the doings of the U.S.'s chief governing body are more numerous and quizzical than ever. You must have noticed that Congress' Week, Work Done, is back in its customary place in TIME'S National Affairs section—after five years of only spasmodic appearances while war coverage had first call on our space. What does this reinstatement mean to our hard-working Washington bureau?

To a journalist, the U.S. Congress is a heterogeneous conglomeration of 96 Senators, 435 Representatives, 81 regular committees (20 of which...

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