Nation: The Congress: Work Done

Other action last week on Capitol Hill:

¶ In the continuing scramble over school aid, the House Education and Labor Committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Education Act that would allow $375 million in federal loans to private and parochial schools to build facilities for the teaching of mathematics, science, foreign languages and physical fitness. The bill then went to the balky House Rules Committee, which already had dangerously delayed the Administration's controversial public-school bill to spend $2,484,000,000 on construction and teachers' salaries. House leaders were fear ful of defeat for both bills as tempers rose over the traditionally...

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