THE CONGRESS: Congress' Week, Mar. 17, 1947

By last week the Republican-led 80th Congress had been in session nine weeks. To date it had not accomplished much: it was still getting ready to do a lot of things.

The House had a surface air of complacency; in fact, it could hardly muster a quorum. The reason was that most of its work—cutting Treasury funds by some $900 million, considering plans to improve the Panama Canal or admit Hawaii as a state—was being done in committee.

On the floor, members whooped it up on a vote to change the name of Boulder Dam back to Hoover Dam, and challenged the Senate...

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