The Presidency: Frustration

The second session of the Democratic 87th Congress was seven months and four days old. From John F. Kennedy's point of view it had accomplished almost nothing, and was not likely to improve on that record. Frustrated and disappointed, but determined to get political ammunition if not action, the President was still calling on the Congress to get to work.

Of a great spate of Administration-sponsored bills, only one of any substance has been passed so far by both houses—a measure to provide job retraining for unemployed workers. Aside from that, almost all the Administration's highly touted proposals are either...

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