THE CONGRESS: Congress' Week, Mar. 31, 1947

From his back-row seat on the Democratic side of the chamber, Rhode Island's freshman Senator J. Howard McGrath came to a sardonic conclusion. "It must be a very great body," he said, "it moves so slowly." Last week the great body was practically motionless.

Senators strolled wearily out to the cloakrooms, strolled back in again at the double clang of the quorum bell, while Missouri's tireless Republican Forrest Donnell droned through his exhaustive "introduction" to the bill to outlaw portal-to-portal pay suits, kept the floor for the better part of three days....

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