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Congressional committee chairmen : three who made an evolution, Andrée E. Reeves

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Congressional committee chairmen : three who made an evolution
Title
Congressional committee chairmen
Title remainder
three who made an evolution
Statement of responsibility
Andrée E. Reeves
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Congress does most of its work in committee, and no understanding of that body can be complete without an analysis of its committees and those who shape them. Andree Reeves now offers a rare glimpse into the workings of committee chairmanship over a span of thirty-three years - how three chairmen operated and how they influenced their committee and its impact. As Reeves demonstrates, the chair is the most important player in a congressional committee - the one who holds more cards than his colleagues and can deal a winning hand or call a bluff. His use of institutional and personal resources affects the committee, the chamber, and public policy. As a case study, Reeves compares the leadership of three disparate and strong House Education and Labor Committee chairmen who served from 1950 to 1984: Graham A. Barden (D-NC), Adam Clayton Powell (D-NY), and Carl D. Perkins (D-KY). She delves into each chairman's background, orientation, and use of resources. Each had his own brand of leadership, she finds, and a pronounced but different impact on Education and Labor. The committee blocked "progressive" legislation under Barden, facilitated Johnson's Great Society under Powell, and fought tooth and nail to maintain its accomplishments under Perkins. Reeves emphasizes also committee development, including the effects of reforms, the relationship between committee composition and policy output, and committee voting patterns. Rather than advancing smoothly and incrementally, Education and Labor developed in stages that coincided with each chairmanship. And over the years covered, it evolved into a more complex, decentralized, and democratic organization. This is an illuminating study of three men who made a difference in our nation's governance. They left a legacy for succeeding chairmen and indeed for the House, and their chairmanships have had a lasting impact on our society
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1958-
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Reeves, Andrée E.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1430.E352
LC item number
R44 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Barden, Graham Arthur
  • Powell, Adam Clayton
  • Perkins, Carl Dewey
  • Barden, Graham Arthur
  • Perkins, Carl Dewey
  • Powell, Adam Clayton
  • Barden, Graham A
  • Perkins, Carl D
  • Powell, Adam C
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • Legislators
  • Legislators
  • United States
Label
Congressional committee chairmen : three who made an evolution, Andrée E. Reeves
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Committee during the Barden Years -- The Chairmanship of Graham Barden -- The Committee during the Powell Years -- The Chairmanship of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. -- The Committee during the Perkins Years -- The Chairmanship of Carl Perkins -- Leadership and Development on Education and Labor
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780813118161
Lccn
92034812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26722328
  • (OCoLC)ocm26722328
Label
Congressional committee chairmen : three who made an evolution, Andrée E. Reeves
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Committee during the Barden Years -- The Chairmanship of Graham Barden -- The Committee during the Powell Years -- The Chairmanship of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. -- The Committee during the Perkins Years -- The Chairmanship of Carl Perkins -- Leadership and Development on Education and Labor
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780813118161
Lccn
92034812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26722328
  • (OCoLC)ocm26722328

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