The heavily-Democratic US congress regroups after the Christmas recess.
Capitol Hill, Washington DC, USA. Cut story with American commentary.
GV. of Capitol building. Various shots of former President Harry Truman and representatives from all parts of USA, including those from Alaska for the first time, who are present for the opening of 86th Congress. LS. 77-year old Speaker, Sam Rayburn making his way onto platform. MS. of audience applauding. LS.Charles Halleck, Republican Minority Leader, speaking (nat.sound) presenting Sam Rayburn. Charles Halleck shakes hands with Sam Rayburn and walks down from dais. GV. of assembly.