The Congress: That Fenced-ln Feeling

"We ought," mused House Minority Whip Les Arends, "to pass a law to abolish the last couple of weeks of the session." In the frenetic atmosphere of the waning 89th Congress, such a bill might even stand a good chance of passage.

After an astonishingly productive first session in 1965, this year the 89th rested —all but inert—on its laurels. Presented with 25 major bills in early 1966, it had taken final action on just seven as last week began. The crunch was all the crueler because 35 Senators and all 435 Representatives are up for re-election Nov. 8. Some...

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