THE CONGRESS: Congress' Week, Mar. 24, 1947

The desks of Congress were already piled high with urgent and important legislation. Then President Truman added his foreign-policy message to the stack. At first, Congressmen were rocked on their heels by the historic responsibility thrust at them. When the shock wore off, they looked at their calendars to see how they could meet the March 31 deadline for aid to Greece and Turkey.

The look was depressing. The two houses had yet to agree on a budget ceiling, and their conferees had not even met. The Senate was logjammed. Portal pay, atomic-energy...

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