THE CONGRESS: Work of the Week

> Having dug Economy's grave with the Farm Bill (TIME, May 22), the Senate last week shoveled earth on the corpse. From the House's supply bill for civil functions of the War Department ($305,188,154), the Senate Appropriations Committee manfully chopped $25,000,000 of rivers & harbors pork, $25,000,000 of flood control works. On the Senate floor, restlessness to restore these items impelled Majority Leader Barkley to promise that, if Senators would let the savings stand, the President would spend equivalent sums on these projects from Relief moneys. Avoiding a record vote, the...

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