National Affairs: The First Hurdle

Looking ahead last winter, Speaker Joe Martin had predicted that foreign aid would run into stormy weather when it reached the House. He was right. But last week the biggest men in the House, on both sides of the aisle, joined forces to push the Eisenhower Administration's foreign-aid bill through, 260-126.

The big bipartisan move began when Minority Leader Rayburn strode down the aisle. The 372 members present stopped their chattering as respected Sam Rayburn turned to the House.

"Mr. Chairman," he said, "I am supporting this bill. I am not supporting it grudgingly....

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