Foreign Aid: Doctors in the House

In an eleventh-hour effort to save the President's $3.37 billion foreign aid bill from its knife-wielding critics, House Speaker John McCormack took to the floor last week to plead the Administration's case. "This is the time when we should continue with strength," he urged. "This is not a time for us to evidence weakness."

To many in the House, the times suggested sharp cuts in U.S. aid commitments abroad. The huge costs of the war, urban turmoil at home, and the President's request for a new 10% surcharge on income taxes all convinced scores of Congressmen that some part of...

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