The Congress: Moving Again

During the many months that he really needed their votes for the civil rights bill, President Johnson was downright deferential to Capitol Hill Republicans. But now that the measure has passed the Senate and seems certain of quick approval in the House, Johnson obviously figures that he no longer needs to be so nice. Last week he started pressuring the House to stay in session six days a week, at least through July 10, to act on a big pileup of legislation, in particular his anti-poverty bill.

House G.O.P. Leader Charlie Halleek, for one,...

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