THE CONGRESS: Challenge

The American people had had enough, and the House knew it. Labor's spring strike fever had given the nation a new fit of chills. The House, even more constituent-conscious than labor-shy, reacted with a stunning strike-curb bill, then clinched its purpose by passing the measure by a stunning majority—308 to 107—plenty of votes to override a presidential veto. With the 215 Republicans, 93 Democrats broke ranks to vote for the bill.

The 66-page measure struck in three directions: at the National Labor Relations (Wagner) Act, at the Norris-LaGuardia (anti-injunction) Act, at Communist...

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