Many Congressmen were out politicking. Before they left Washington, they had reached a tacit gentleman's agreement that not much serious work would be done in Congress while they were gone. The little that did get done was right in line with the election-year emphasis on economy and tax cuts.

The Senate:

¶ After listless debate, passed a Republican resolution to carve $2.5 billion off President Truman's $39.7 billion budget.

¶ Received the European Recovery Program bill from the Foreign Relations Committee. The bill bore a strange financing device. Colorado's Eugene Millikin, who will later handle the Republican knife on taxes, devised a...

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