THE CONGRESS: Foreign Aid--Three Years

Just as Congress began to consider the Administration's whopping $8.5 billion request for 1952 foreign aid, Dean Acheson almost casually dropped a blockbuster: the figure that the Administration is actually thinking about is $25 billion, spread over the next three years.

Congressional opposition was already building up to the $8.5 billion appropriation. Ohio's Taft wants the money spread over two years. Illinois' Douglas wants it shaved by $1 billion. Such influential, economy-minded members as Georgia's George and Virginia's Byrd had joined in the demand for a cut. An old Administration stalwart, Texas'...

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