THE CONGRESS: Victory in Defeat

As Senate cloakroom whispers had it last week, the bill sponsored by Massachusetts' Jack Kennedy to regulate $30 billion in pension and welfare funds was safe labor legislation. It had labor's blessing; it would be the only labor bill this session; it would rectify at least some of the fraudulent labor-union practices exposed by the McClellan investigating committee. On these grounds an ample bloc of Democrats and liberal Republicans banded under Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson to push the bill through. But they reckoned without California's William Fife Knowland.

Knowland not only has...

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