The Congress: Ave atque Vale

The 1963 session of the U.S. Congress wheezed toward adjournment last week. It had run for 11½ months, longer than any since World War II, and in some eyes had accomplished the least. The Senate did ratify the test ban treaty, and the Congress as a whole passed several education bills—a $1.2 billion college construction program, $206 million for medical and dental schools and student loans, a $60 million increase, to $117 million, in the federal vocational education program. Not even brought to final vote were the two most important legislative items...

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