Nation: SAID THE PRESIDENT TO CONGRESS

Because the first session of the 89th Congress gave Lyndon Johnson so much, most congressional observers expected him to request a minimum amount of domestic legislation in his State of the Union message. They got quite a surprise. Herewith seven areas in which the President asked for legislation.

TAXATION

"Because of increased military expenditure," the President asked Congress to "temporarily restore" excise-tax cuts on cars (which had dropped from 7% to 6%) and telephone service (down from 10% to 3%). Since the reductions had come into effect only twelve days before his speech,...

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