National Affairs: Imperatives on the Up

President Eisenhower's three legislative "imperatives" met with their inevitable ups and downs on Capitol Hill, but as Congress pushed toward August adjournment, all three were on the way up—bruised but not lamed. Congressional adventures of the Big Three last week:

Defense Reorganization. Running a rough congressional equivalent of a four-minute mile, a joint conference took just 27 minutes to smooth over differences between the Senate and House versions (TIME, July 28). Without further debate, both houses then okayed the bill and sent it to the White House. Said the President: "Except in relatively minor respects, the bill adequately meets every recommendation I...

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