National Affairs: Other Work Done

"At this point the member just about abandons all hope of.coming out of the session with complete mental balance," North Dakota Congressman Usher Burdick wrote to his constituents about the frantic last days. "People who want this or that bill swarm the Capitol in person or flood the Congressmen with letters and telegrams, some even threatening members with political extinction unless ..." Amid the tumult and turmoil the Congress nevertheless got plenty of action (or inaction) on "this or that bill."

Last week the House: ¶ Killed (203-191) a Senate-approved, Democratic-sponsored...

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