National Affairs: New Roofs for the Nation

At the other end of the Capitol, the Administration had its sweet hour of triumph.

For most of the week the House was in a minor pandemonium, with members milling around, gliding in & out of doors, haranguing one another, jostling down the aisle to have their noses counted. In the midst of what looked like a county fair, Administration forces were making good at last on a major Truman campaign promise: federal help in building homes for the country's ill-housed.

The bill before the House was almost a carbon copy of the housing bill already passed by the Senate, which had the...

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