THE CONGRESS: Congress' Week, Feb. 16, 1948

Congress was breathing heavily last week, but had still not come to grips with any of the session's big problems.

A Senate Banking and Currency subcommittee, headed by Washington's Harry P. Cain, produced the pale shadow of a "rent-control" bill which would decontrol all rooming houses, and all cities with more than 1% vacancies, and authorize landlords and tenants to enter into leases at any figure agreeable to both. The full committee took one look and hustled the monstrosity out of sight until Feb. 16.

The most fun the Republicans had all week was listening to caterwauling Democrats, squirming under the...

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