THE CONGRESS: Marching Toward Election

Before Congress packed up to go home last week, the Senate and House overrode their second Eisenhower veto (out of 169)—a bill providing a $764 million pay raise for 1,500,000 federal employees.

The President had sent the bill back to Capitol Hill with an angry note that it was "indefensible by any light," and that Congress had yielded to "intensive and unconcealed political pressure." While blue-uniformed members of the nation's most effective lobby, the U.S. postal workers, packed the galleries, the House whooped past the veto, 346 to 69, with 89 (out of...

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