THE CONGRESS: Maneuvers on the Hill

Hours before President Eisenhower went on the air with his tax program, two stories buzzed along the Capitol Hill grapevine. The first was the hot dope that Ike wanted to extend the excess profits tax beyond its expiration date. The second was the cold speculation on parliamentary devices which the House leadership could use to get Ike's tax program around New York's Daniel Alden Reed, chairman of the Ways & Means Committee. Both stories were carefully calculated (by G.O.P. leaders) to reach the ears of old Chairman Reed, who was stoutly committed...

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