THE CONGRESS: Reach Abroad

The U.S. Congress was going to have a look at the world it had worried about for the last seven months. Last week, the State Department cranked out passports in wholesale lots, sent couriers flying around to embassies for visas, wired overseas for hotel reservations. The Army checked its C-54s, alerted overseas commanders to stand by for V.I.P.s.

Not all the congressional junkets were headed for overseas. One committee was headed for Hollywood to investigate labor racketeering. House and Senate committees were planning to tour the U.S., checking up on housing, agriculture, high prices. But at least half-a-dozen separate committees...

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