THE CONGRESS: This Side of the Grave

Matthew Neely is 75, a spouter of purple poetry and a wearer of tweed suits which come in shades of lemon and green. A veteran of the Spanish-American War, and a tireless joiner (Elk, Moose, Odd Fellow, Mason), Matt Neely is an ex-Congressman from West Virginia, served a term as governor of his state, is now in his fourth term as U.S. Senator. On the record, Senator Neely is a politician.

Senate leaders, trying to get on with things last week, had just about agreed to bring the President's vital economic-control bill to a vote on Friday, but they had reckoned...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!