The Congress: Grudging Progress


Wearily, Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield announced that the first session of the 90th Congress would recess for four days for Thanksgiving. "Do you think," piped up Delaware's John Williams, "that we'll be able to get Christmas off?" "And in what year?" inquired Maine's Edmund Muskie.

Already more than ten months old, the session slogged on toward a probable mid-December adjournment. Though it will not beat the longevity record of the wartime Congress that sat for a full year in 1940-41, the current session will be remembered for its monumental nonproductivity....

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