The eighty-first Congress opens in Washington, America.
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Title - Eighty-first Congress opens'. Washington, America (USA).
C/U Margaret Smith, Maine Republican. C/U Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, pan to Guy Gillette of Iowa. M/S McKellar of Tennessee arriving. M/S McKellar with Long of Louisiana. M/S as John McCormack, leader of the House, Lucas of the Senate and Sam Rayburn, Speaker, hold a last minute conference with President Harry Truman.
L/S the House assembly. M/S Rayburn replacing Republican Joe Martin as speaker. L/S the Assembly clapping. M/S Rayburn taking the oath. L/S the assembly.