THE CONGRESS: Voices Across the Aisle

Speaker Joe Martin stepped down from the rostrum into the well of the House one afternoon last week to make one of his infrequent speeches. He urged his fellow Republicans to vote for the $4.9 billion foreign-aid bill approved by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Martin said, with a glance toward his Midwestern colleagues, that he believes in economy but that some grave mistakes can be made in its name. Said he: "Security is more precious than dollars . . . Let us take the leadership that God has placed in our...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!