THE CONGRESS: Drawing Up a Balance Sheet on the 93rd

Nelson Rockefeller's men had guessed that 15 votes might be cast in the Senate against his nomination for Vice President. Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott had predicted "a baker's dozen." But only about half those votes materialized last week when, after scarcely three hours of superficial debate, the Senate voted 90 to 7 to back him. The House was expected to vote a similarly lopsided endorsement this week, thereby giving the U.S. its third Vice President in little more than a year.

The confirmation vote was the last major act of the remarkable 93rd...

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