THE CONGRESS: Year-Round Job

What with the heat and all the steamy oratory, Congress was beginning to get that old feeling again. Congress had been hard at it for nearly eight months, and by Congress' own rules the Senators and Representatives were supposed to get five months' paid vacation a year. The House was in a mood to go home. In fact, dozens of members had already gone home. It was necessary to ask the other house's permission for adjournment, but it was traditional for permission to be given. But last week, by a vote of 58 to 25, the Senate sulkily ordered...

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