THE CONGRESS: Congress' Week, Apr. 14, 1947

Congress took stock of its accomplishments to date. In 90 legislative days it had passed 30 bills, confirmed 12,837 nominations, used up 3,021 pages of the Congressional Record (and 1,472 of the Appendix) to report 365 hours and 45 minutes of debate. On the surface, it was not an impressive record, but it did not reflect the steady plugging of 41 committees and 152 subcommittees, which had begun to funnel out a steady flow of legislation.

By last week the Senate was weary and crotchety after nine days' debate on the Lilienthal nomination (see above). The House was less edgy. Planning...

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