Reform, Howard Smith Style

Fuller, Helen
December 1944
New Republic;12/11/44, Vol. 111 Issue 24, p791
Focuses on the bill proposed by Representative Howard Smith of Virginia to reorganize the U.S. Congress. Effort of the American Political Science Association to make amends in the Congress; Introduction of a number of bills aimed at simplifying the committee structure of the Congress, eliminating a part of the special committees, and substituting merit for seniority as a requirement for attaining committee chairmanships; Features of the bill of Smith, including the establishment of a joint committee on appropriations empowered to study the way the executive branch spends its funds.


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