In the face of every doubt that the United Nations Organization would work, Congress plowed ahead with the conviction that it must.

Unanimously the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the nation's UNO-participation bill, passed it on to the Senate for a vote. Such prompt and positive committee clearance meant that the bill, giving the U.S. a world responsibility it has never had before, would pass with little opposition, become law as soon as the President signed it (Harry Truman had his pen primed).

The bill made its points firmly: 1) the President would appoint and Congress would confirm the UNO delegate...

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