The Congress: The Quiet Junketeers

There was a time when any Congressman traveling abroad was automatically labeled a junketeer, when an Adam Clayton Powell might wind up on the shores of the Aegean with a couple of pretty secretaries, and an Allen Ellender might inflame all of black Africa with tartly phrased racist comments. No more—or hardly any more.

Partly as a result of such well-publicized escapades, the congressional traveler nowadays is more likely to head for the Quai d'Orsay than the Folies-Bergère. In 1965 more than 100 Senators and Congressmen—roughly one-fifth of the combined membership—will have traveled outside the country, ranging round the globe...

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