THE CONGRESS: Congress' Week, Jul. 28, 1947

For weeks, roaring old (67) Representative John Taber of Auburn, N.Y., had been whacking away at the Administration's $1,353,000,000 bill for foreign aid. The various expenditures which it included had all been authorized. But Congress still had to appropriate the money, and John Taber was going to finger every dollar. He denounced the bill; he tilted furiously at the "Marshall approach," which he claimed even Marshall could not explain. He likened U.S. efforts in Europe to "a ward heeler trying to catch the floaters with a $5 bill."

But last week the...

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