National Affairs: Who, Me?

At the end of the fiscal year last week, the 82nd Congress had not passed a single regular appropriation. There had been fundless days before, when one or another department failed to get its moneys voted. This time Congress had failed to provide a single dime for any part of the U.S. Government after July 1. In a last-minute spasm—after jamming through the controls extension (see above)—with characteristic confusion, wild errors and panicky haste, Congress jammed through a 31-day authorization to continue spending. It will be three weeks before the $8.5 billion foreign military aid bill even gets out of...

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