THE CONGRESS: Congress' Week, Jun. 16, 1947

After the weeks of long, heated debate on the tax and labor bills, Congress was feeling relaxed. Perfunctorily, the stamp of approval was put on the final tax bill—by the House, 220 to 99; by the Senate, 48 to 28. The House, correcting a mistake of its Appropriations Committee when it slashed $476 million from the Army's budget, restored $40 million for procurement of new military aircraft.

For two days, the Senate listened indifferently to the arguments of a small rear guard of New Dealers against the Taft-Hartley labor bill. When the vote came, 17 Democrats joined the Republicans to...

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