THE CONGRESS: Ratification

After three hours and 19 minutes of desultory debate, the U.S. Senate last week ratified the Paris agreements for German rearmament and entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The vote was 76 to 2 (Nevada's Republican Senator George Malone and North Dakota's Republican Senator William Langer).

Last week the Congress also:

¶ Voted House of Representatives approval of a $694 million Agriculture Department appropriation bill ($100 million more than the Administration requested) and of a $5.8 billion Independent Offices (e.g., the Veterans Administration) appropriations bill.

¶ Received from Missouri's Republican Representative Thomas...

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