Congressional Odyssey by T. R. Reid

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  • Title: Congressional Odyssey
  • Author: T. R. Reid
  • Category: Political Science
  • Date: March 1980
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781466834842

 

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Washington Post reporter T.R. Reid takes a candid have a look at Washington personalities and politics, revealing the motives and methods, the cooperation and rivalry, the honesty and the deceit behind a seemingly minor piece of laws. He traces the course of S.790–the Inland Waterways Bill–from its inception to its eventual passage, a course of with as many twists and subplots as a novel, and with characters simply as vivid. In Congressional Odyssey: The Saga of a Senate Bill you’ll uncover: – a forged of predominant characters together with Jimmy Carter, Edward Kennedy, Walter Mondale, Hamilton Jordan, Howard Baker, Tip O’Neill, Russel Long, and different key political figures – a covert alliance between the railroad foyer and environmentalists, masked by a money-laundering scheme – the White House in-fighting triggered by the invoice, resulting in the ouster of Brock Adams throughout President Carter’s cupboard shakeup – Carter’s issues with the Congressional management, exacerbated by his assist of the Inland Waterways Bill authored by Republican Senator Pete Domenici – “know-who” attorneys, who get issues executed by means of their connections reasonably than their authorized talents – the Alton, Illinois, Lock and Dam 26 undertaking that earned Senator Proxmire’s first “Golden Fleece Award” for losing tax {dollars} – the ideas and emotions of the handfuls of central personalities who talked with shocking frankness to T.R. Reid Congressional Odyssey: The Saga of a Senate Bill makes fascinating studying for anybody within the folks and the ability struggles within the public eye, and behind closed doorways, on Capitol Hill and within the White House

 

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