THE CONGRESS: Congress' Week, Jun. 13, 1949

Harry Truman had called the 80th Congress' D.P. Act "a pattern of discrimination and intolerance." The D.P. Commission had declared it "all but unworkable," because it excluded thousands of Jews and Catholics. In nine months of operation, only 34,569 had been admitted out of a two-year quota of 205,000. Last week an Administration bill to admit 339,000 D.P.s in the next two years under more generous provisions reached the floor of the House.

Discrimination and intolerance soon had a spokesman. Bellowed Texas' Ed Gossett: "The bill rewards the least deserving, the least desirable and the most dangerous of all people who...

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