THE CONGRESS: The Majority Rules

As it must by law,* the House first picked up the challenge flung by Harry Truman. Its first item of business was the President's veto of the tax-cut bill (TIME, June 23), which House Republicans were determined to override. They got a shock. Democratic Leader Sam Rayburn had done a fast job of rounding up diffident Democrats. He had also corralled two rebel Republicans—Wisconsin's stolid ex-Progressive, Merlin Hull, and Minnesota's sharp-faced Carl Anderson. When the vote was counted, and breathlessly recounted, Hull and Anderson represented the margin of Administration victory. If...

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