Business: Nixon v. Mills: Showdown on Trade Policy

As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Wilbur Mills swings almost as much power as the President on many domestic issues. Lately, the cherubic Congressman from Kensett, Ark., has also been moving into foreign policy, opening a one-man campaign to solve a long-festering problem in relations between the U.S. and Japan and avert an international trade war. Last week his well-intentioned efforts led to a direct confrontation with President Nixon, who was clearly annoyed. The break could develop into a power struggle that would unsettle U.S. trade policy and possibly affect...

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