The Congress: An Adequate Number of Democrats

(See Cover) It was during the President's usual nap time, and it took a little while before the call was put through. Finally, Carl Albert, majority leader of the House of Representatives, was able to say: "Mr. President, I'm here with the new minority leader, Jerry Ford, and the dean of the House, Manny Celler, to report that the House is organized and ready for business." "That's fine," said Lyndon Johnson.

"I'm glad to know what's happening." Soon afterward, with the parliamentary pomp, the exhilaration and the confusion of the opening sessions...

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