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Compromise and Confrontation: Clinton’s Evolving Relationship with Congress

Sean M. Theriault, Patrick T. Hickey, and Megan Moeller

in 42: Inside the Presidency of Bill Clinton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801454066
eISBN:
9781501706202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454066.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses Clinton’s relationship with Congress as one that included elements of compromise and confrontation. The relationship between Congress and the president underwent major and ... More


A Stronger Voice for Women, Children, and Families? Gender Identity and Policy Making on Women’s Issues

Michele L. Swers

in Women in the Club: Gender and Policy Making in the Senate

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226022796
eISBN:
9780226022963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226022963.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses women senators as vigorous advocates of women’s interests in legislation. It analyzes the legislative activity on women’s issues in the 103rd and 104th Congresses and describes ... More


The committee system

Ross M. English

in The United States Congress

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063084
eISBN:
9781781700228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063084.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the role and the power of the committee system, and examines the structure of the committee, where it lists the five types of committees in Congress. One of these is the ... More


Revisiting Reform in a Republican Congress

in Lobbying for Inclusion: Rights Politics and the Making of Immigration Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751759
eISBN:
9780804767750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751759.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter revisits the controversy over legal and illegal immigration in the 104th Congress, which enacted the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA). The ... More


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