The Congress: End of the 88th

Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield rose in the Senate to propose that the Congress recess until after the Nov. 3 elections, then return to finish its work. A chorus of protest swept the chamber. In the House, California Democrat Chet Holifield cried: "This House should adjourn!" Congressmen cheered and clapped in agreement. In such a mood of rebellion, the lawmakers last week spurned the pleas of President Johnson and finally adjourned the 88th Congress.

The legislators were determined to get home to campaign. In their impatience to end it all, they angrily refused...

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