THE CONGRESS: Congress' Week, Apr. 25, 1949

Dogwood bloomed white and pink in Rock Creek Park and fishermen were out along the Potomac. Vacationing tourists were everywhere—swarming through the Capitol's dark corridors, leveling their cameras at the White House and the Washington Monument. In this fine spring atmosphere members of the House approved what was probably a peacetime record for one week's check-signing ($24 billion), then headed for home and a ten-day vacation. The Senate, far behind in its work, labored on.

In its habitually brisk fashion, the House extended EGA by a thumping 354 to 48 votes, quickly ironed out its differences with the Senate, and sent to...

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