THE CONGRESS: The Mess on the Hill

The postscript session of Congress degenerated, on the Senate side, into a sorry carnival of petty partisan squabbling. In the House, Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas had passed the word that no important business would be transacted during the first week, so not enough Congressmen showed up in Washington to make a quorum. This would have been all right if nobody had called attention to it. but the first morning, Iowa's cross-grained Republican H. R. Gross stood up and querulously demanded a quorum call. That was the end of the House's day....

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