Byrnes v. Inflation

The struggle in Congress over the President's anti-inflation bill came to a quick, soul-satisfying happy ending. First came the climax of terrible confusion, when the President lashed at Congress just as it was working hardest to do his bidding (see p. 75). But then, in one busy afternoon and evening, Senate and House conferees approved the bill just as the President wanted it, got it voted on, rushed it to the White House. There, in a scene of great jubilation, forgiveness and mutual back-patting, the President signed it—less than 24 hours after...

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