THE CONGRESS: The Program

Republican leaders of the House andSenate left their 8:30 a.m. conference with the President one day last week with smiles on their faces and a firm legislative program in their hands. The program: 1) a bill (actually passed three days earlier) giving Dwight Eisenhower the same Government reorganization powers Harry Truman had, 2) appropriations, 3) statehood for Hawaii, 4) amendment of the Taft-Hartley law, 5) limited extension of controls on defense materials and in defense areas, 6) return of tidelands to the states, 7) renewal of reciprocal trade agreements, 8) simplification of customs, 9) extension of...

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