The Congress: Down to 434th

Concluding that Adam Clayton. Powell's offenses constituted "gross misconduct," the special House committee investigating his affairs last week proposed that he be publicly condemned and assessed $40,000. It also asked the Justice Department for "prompt and appropriate action" on the evidence of legal infractions it has gathered.

If, as seems likely, the full House accepts the committee's report this week, Powell will be allowed to take his seat in the 90th Congress. After taking his oath, the committee said, he should be "brought to the bar of the House in the custody of the sergeant-at-arms and be there publicly censured...

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