The Congress: Unfinished Business

Though Congress is not expected to adjourn until mid-December, much of the legislation that Lyndon Johnson regards as vital already seems destined for delay until 1968. Most important of the bogged-down bills is the President's proposal for a 10% tax surcharge and, in the election-year atmosphere of the second session, the bill seems likely once again to provoke a deadlock over spending and taxes. "We are doing nothing," Johnson conceded last week. "We are at a standstill."

What little movement there was bred new delay and debate. A Senate-House conference committee ended a two-month impasse over the foreign aid authorization...

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