The Congress: The Full Treatment

President Johnson last week came up against some of the toughest codgers of the Congress—and if he did not exactly win their wholehearted legislative support, he at least left them feeling friendly.

Trying to hasten action by the Senate Finance Committee on tax-cut legislation, Johnson summoned Republican Floor Leader Everett Dirksen, a key member of the committee, to the White House for a poached egg breakfast. "Why don't you go on back up there and get that Finance Committee moving?" demanded the President. "Let's get a ten-minute limit on speeches and debate...

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