THE BEST CONGRESS SINCE EARLY NEW DEAL YEARS

JUDGMENTS & PROPHECIES

ROSCOE DRUMMOND, longtime Washington correspondent of the Christian Science Monitor and now the Washington Bureau Chief of the New York Herald Tribune.

I BELIEVE that most Washington correspondents agree [on] these conclusions about the 83rd Congress:

1) This has been an extraordinarily productive Congress. As much significant legislation has been put on the statute books as during any comparable two-year period in recent years, and more than most. The nearly balanced strength of the two parties has often in the past stalemated Congress into inaction, into something near to a...

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