THE CONGRESS: Scalpel & Thread

As the story goes on Capitol Hill, the Eisenhower budget has put the House in so fierce a cutting mood that if a Congressman offered a bill to cut the Ten Commandments to eight it would pass. Last week the House slashed away at the Labor and Health, Education and Welfare appropriations bill, and its mood had a scalpel's edge. In seven days of surgery on Labor and HEW, the Congressmen trimmed $69 million off the Appropriations Committee's $2.9 billion bill. Then, before the patient had regained consciousness, the surgeons stitched back nearly 80% of what they had cut...

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