The Congress: Anger over Aid

Each year the U.S. Congress kicks, squirms and squeals more lustily before finally swallowing its bitter medicine—foreign aid— in just about the dosage the President has prescribed. Last week the House authorized a $4.6 billion aid program for next year, and the 250-164 vote was hailed as another triumph for foreign aid. But this time the cries were so loud and the kicking so hard that the U.S. aid bill took a drubbing that not even the top-heavy vote could conceal. For an angry Congress, one member of the House summed up the prevailing attitude toward nations...

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