Congress

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11/17/47 NYT Caption: Special session of Congress

Truman called a special joint session of Congress to "set out a 10-point program for the welfare and benefit of this country". He bemoaned Congress' inaction on that plan in a speech in 1948, which you can read from PBS.

Read his remarks at the special session at the Truman Library Site or watch the speech on the Associated Press' YouTube channel.