THE CONGRESS: Destination: Nowhere

At halfway point in the second session of the 84th Congress, U.S. Senators and Representatives went home last week for a ten-day Easter recess. While they rested, they could look back on three months of hard work—but no real accomplishment.

Since the session began, the House has passed 305 bills, the Senate has pushed through 424. But most of this action has been a spinning of small wheels. In a recess time summation of the "50 most important bills passed by the Senate," so far, Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson had to pad even that list with essentially trivial legislation, e.g.:...

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