The Congress: New Mood, Hard Road

The passage of President Kennedy's sprawling housing bill (see box next page) may well have been the Administration's last major victory in the 87th Congress, first session.

In his first few months in office, the President did pretty well on Capitol Hill: he got through his proposals for a minimum wage increase, aid to depressed areas, and the creation of 73 new federal judgeships. But in recent weeks his foreign policy failures have taught Congressmen that the President is far from infallible—and that they can vote against him without incurring too much...

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