The Election: The New House

Almost all the experts expected a Republican House. One of the big campaign arguments of the Republicans had been that a G.O.P. House would work best with a GOPresident. The 78th Congress had had 214 Democrats, 212 Republicans, two Progressives, one American Labor. But the people gave the President a Democratic House too: 205 Democrats, 118 Republicans, one Progressive, one American Labor. Once more the Democrats were firmly in the saddle, even though 110 seats were still in some doubt.

Speaker Sam Rayburn, Majority Leader John McCormack and Majority Whip Robert Ramspeck will...

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