National Affairs: Agenda of the 83rd

This week Vice President Alben William Barkley will step up on the rostrum of the U.S. Senate with his gavel, and the 83rd Congress will come to order. The Senate and the House will organize, and then will begin a resolute fortnight of shadow boxing.

In its first days, the Republican 83rd will receive a series of messages from President Harry Truman. His remarks on the way out are expected to extol the Democratic record, challenge the Republicans to do what he wants—and produce little, if any, result. The Congress will be waiting for another series of messages: the program Dwight Eisenhower...

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