National Affairs: Fifteen Under Pressure

Under circumstances that were normal over the last decade, the Eisenhower Administration's bill to extend and liberalize foreign trade would have had clear sailing in the U.S. Senate's Finance Committee. A clear majority of the committee has long favored freer trade. But this year, with businessmen in a swivet over revived competition from Europe and Japan (a West Virginian moaned that Japan will destroy the U.S. marblemaking industry), the pressures on the 15 committee members have been tremendous.

"I'm for It, But . . ." For many years Finance Committee Chairman Harry Byrd has been as staunch a friend as reciprocal trade...

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