THE CONGRESS: The Cut That Fattens

The U.S. Senate, which has been sending up skyrockets about economy, last week got its first chance to cut President Eisenhower's budget, and fell head over heels into its most cherished federal-spending outlet—the pork barrel. Up for consideration was that pork-packed perennial, the rivers and harbors bill, an assortment of 100 public-works projects, including one for every state in the Union except Rhode Island and Nevada. President Eisenhower vetoed the bill last year because it included so many projects that had not been approved by all required U.S. agencies.

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