The Democrat-controlled American Congress convenes for the start of the 84th session.
Washington DC, USA. Cut story with American commentary.
MS. Congressmen pose on steps of Capitol. MS.Senator Alban Barkley, entering Congress. MS. Group (Democrats): Clements, George, Lyndon Baines Johnson (later President Johnson) and Hennings. MS. Richard Nixon, Vice President of the USA, swears in Richard Neuberger, Democratic Senator. CU. Neuberger. GV.Crowded congress. MS. Speaker Joseph Martin saying "Just sound a cautionary note, not to become too attached to this chair - 1957 is just around the corner". LS. Congressmen applauding. LS. Congressmen applauding the entry of Eisenhower.