Congress: On the Move

The New York World Telegram last week ran a pair of unlikely double-take headlines side-by-side on Page One: TAX BILL DEBATE OPENS AND WAY CLEARED FOR DEBATE ON RIGHTS BILL. A few weeks ago, no one would have believed either event could come true so soon in 1964.

Both measures, thorniest to come before the hapless 88th Congress, had seemed hopelessly lost in the thickets of recalcitrant committees. But no more—the old lollygagging 88th was happily on the move at last.

The tax bill, calling for an $11.5 billion cut, was moved out of the Senate Finance Committee for floor debate,...

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