THE CONGRESS: From the Stomach

Outside on the Capitol grounds one warm night last week, tourists and hand-holding lovers listened under a creamy moon to an Army band. Inside the Capitol, some 400 Congressmen milled, yelled and reeled through the next-to-last voting stage of the Defense Production Act.

Most of the week, the House had sat as the Committee of the Whole—the parliamentary device by which the House gives a bill a preliminary run around the track without anyone having to go on the record. Southern Democrats and Republicans, in the saddle most of the time, had ridden down some of the Administration's...

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