Where Congress Stands

Congress was in virtual recess. The House met only every third day; the Senate dawdled over the manpower bill. But every Congressman knew that, before spring was over, he would have to face some crucial legislative problems.

How does Congress stand on the big issues? No one knows for certain, but last week Congressional sentiment stacked up approximately like this:

¶ Dumbarton Oaks: Senate ratification by more "than the necessary two-thirds majority seemed certain, with possibly only 15 to 20 votes against it.

¶ Bretton Woods monetary agreement: the proposed International Bank for Reconstruction and Development would easily win approval, but the...

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