The Congress: Proud, with Cause

If the 87th Congress is remembered for nothing else, it should rate history's honor for having passed a foreign trade bill that at long last releases the U.S. from the shackles of protectionism. The same applies to the Kennedy Administration, which patiently but persistently pushed the far-reaching foreign trade bill through Congress that might at any time have balked.

Last week the Senate passed the bill by a surprisingly one-sided vote of 78 to 8. Already approved by the House, it now goes to House-Senate conference and then to President Kennedy for signature —and he can hardly wait...

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