Sculptured Eagle from Main Committee Hearing Room Ceiling

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Longest consecutive sitting chairman in the history of Ways and Means. Wilbur D. Mills (D-AR) compiled a legendary record of accomplishment between 1958 and 1974. He gave the committee structural stability by limiting membership to 25 carefully selected lawmakers. With this solid base of varying viewpoints, which reflected the leanings of the House, Mills developed legislation with a broad consensus. His bills cleared the House intact at an enviable rate.


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