The Congress: Trouble

In the 90th Congress' first reappraisal of major Great Society programs, the House of Representatives last week confirmed what had long been predicted: the Johnson Administration's domestic-spending bills are in deep trouble.

By a margin of 232 to 171, the House froze new commitments to a pet Administration scheme to subsidize the rents of poor families in privately owned, nonprofit housing projects. The White House had requested $40 million for fiscal 1968, saw that figure cut to $10 million by the Appropriations Committee and then to zero on the House floor. The Republican-led opposition came close to garroting the model-cities...

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