National Affairs: Getting Restless

Adjournment was in the air and Congressmen were itching to get back home for some electioneering. Impatient and brisk as a commuter trying to make a train, the Senate bundled a lot of legislation into a drawer and pushed it out of sight. Republican Floor Leader Kenneth Wherry looked at Majority Floor Leader Scott Lucas' list of 22 "must" bills, and agreed to cooperate if it was whittled down to six: expansion of social security, extension of the draft and MAP, the omnibus $29 billion appropriation bill, a bill cutting excise taxes, and a final attempt to pass FEPC. Said Ohio's...

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