THE CONGRESS: Filibuster's End

In a quiet conference outside the Senate chamber last week, Majority Leader Robert A. Taft and New Mexico's Clinton Anderson (whose ailing heart was beginning to hamper his leadership of the marathon-talking Democratic opposition) agreed that it was time to call a halt to the 21-day offshore oil filibuster (TiME, May 4). The Senate quickly approved a plan to vote this week on the Holland bill, which grants seaboard states title to their marginal seas to the limit of their historic boundaries. In total, the filibuster: 1) aroused no public outcry against the bill, 2) changed few senatorial minds,...

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