The Congress: And Now, Housing

With antipoverty, medicare and civil rights getting most of the public attention, the Johnson Administration's housing bill seemed almost lost in the basket of Great Society legislation. Yet it is one of the biggest programs of all, and last week the Senate, by a vote of 54 to 30, approved it and sent it to a Senate-House conference committee to iron out a few differences. Every prospect was that the President would be able to sign it into law this week.

As projected over a four-year period, the $7.5 billion program will include...

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