Work Undone

The 78th Congress decided to call it a session. Full of flu and frustration, it voted to go home for Christmas, come back for a fresh start on Jan. 10.

In the 100 days since it returned to work, Congress had devoted itself chiefly to obstructing the Administration's anti-inflation program. The Truman and other Congressional investigating committees were still busily and usefully at work as the session ended. The Seventy-Eighth had appropriated abundantly for war, had repealed the damaging Chinese Exclusion Acts, had put itself on record for some kind of world organization to keep the peace. Otherwise it had...

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