THE CONGRESS: Something Ought To Be Done

Waiting to hear from Harry Truman, Congress was alarmed and frustrated, not sure what ought to be done, but sure that something ought to be, and quickly. Korea, cried Texas' Lyndon Johnson, would go down in history "as a slaughterhouse for democracy or as a graveyard for aggression." He wanted to call out the National Guard and the Organized Reserves and to give the President powers to mobilize industry. Maine's Owen Brewster wanted to let MacArthur use the atom bomb at his discretion.

Spending & Saving. Besides making speeches, Congress worked hard....

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