Senator Barry Goldwater, Congressman John Rhodes, Senator Carl Hayden, and Congressman Morris Udall appear in an "informal discussion" moderated by Udall. Topics include current committee assignments, House and Senate appropriations processes, "back door" appropriations, and a postal service rate increase. Hayden breaks down "the way taxpayer's dollars are broken up" (the percentages of federal budget spending). Panelists also discuss the "seniority system" for committee appointments in Congress, the roles of constituent opinion vs. members personal knowledge or convictions in voting for or against proposed legislation, reapportionment, and members work schedules. The film concludes with silent b-roll head shots of each guest.
Hayden is honored by the League of Women Voters and forty members of Congress for his support of the 19th Amendment (women's right to vote) in 1920 and women's rights throughout his career. Hayden is depicted with Senators Margaret Chase Smith (R-ME) and Maureen Neuberger (D-OR); League representatives including Mrs. William H. Wood, Mrs. Hascal Rosenblum, and Mrs. Luigi Petrullo; and Vice President Lyndon Johnson. A second unidentified clip presents a short interview with reporters in Senator Hayden's office where he confirms his intention to run for re-election in 1962.