Up Capitol Hill from 1600
Pennsylvania Avenue last week charged House Republican Leader Charles
Halleck, determined to do or die for the Eisenhower Administration's
request for an additional $225 million for the Development Loan Fund.
The request had been killed by the powerful House Appropriations
Committee, but Halleck visited with Ohio's Republican Representative
Frank Bow, a bitter-end opponent of foreign aid, persuaded him to vote
with the Administration. When Halleck took his case to Michigan
Republican Alvin Bentley, who had rarely voted so much as a nickel for
foreign aid, Bentley said: "You may be surprised by what I do."...
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