The Congress: A Program for the Rich

Only after an unusually high-pressure vote-gathering drive in June did the Johnson Administration's rent-subsidy bill pass the House — and then only by a hairsbreadth 208-to-202 margin. When the bill, authorizing the Government to help lowincome, elderly and handi capped families pay their rent, cleared the Senate by a 54-to-30 vote July 15, it was a particularly prideful victory for Lyndon Johnson.

The President exulted too soon. Last week, thanks to an incredible blunder by Housing and Home Finance Agency Administrator Robert Weaver, the pro gram was dead. Its demise was hastened...

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