THE CONGRESS: Debate on Formosa

As the reading clerk of the U.S. Senate droned and stumbled through President Eisenhower's message on Formosa, about 40 Senators sat in the chamber listening intently. The faces of some reflected doubt—of others, determination. All looked grave. After the reading, Georgia's Democratic Senator Walter George, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the joint resolution that would implement the message.

The House of Representatives received the message with reservations. Speaker Sam Rayburn grumbled to newsmen that Ike was asking for authority that he already possessed. Majority Leader John McCormack bitterly denounced...

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