THE CONGRESS: Two Sharp Slaps

"My motto towards the Congress is communication, conciliation, compromise and cooperation."

So promised Gerald Ford in his first presidential address. In part because of Ford's failures to practice his four Cs, his old friends on Capitol Hill Ig^Vrvr)' is overrode his vetoes of twc V" ^~V-, ^ ning margins. The first veto involved amendments to the 1966 Freedom of Information Act that would give citizens easier access to Government documents. Only 58 members of Congress—31 hi the House and 27 hi the Senate—stood with the President.

Ford's second veto was of a bill...

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