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Title Robert H. Michel : leading the Republican House minority / edited by Frank H. Mackaman and Sean Q. Kelly.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019]


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Description xxii, 404 pages, 10 unnumber pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series Congressional leaders
Summary "Leading the Republican House Minority examines the public service and legacy of Robert H. Michel, who had a thirty-eight-year career in the House of Representatives, capped by fourteen years as Republican Leader. His career in office is distinguished by one factor above all: the Republicans failed to gain the majority in the House of Representatives during his nearly four decades in Congress. His party's status as the minority party accounted for Michel's early legislative experience, his rise through the leadership ranks of the House Republicans, his leadership style and eventual challenges to that style, and, ultimately, to his retirement in 1995. Minority status did not preclude political and legislative achievement, however. His central Illinois constituents elected Michel nineteen times to his seat in the House. In turn, his Republican colleagues elected him to a series of leadership posts culminating in his 1980 election as Republican Leader, and he won reelection as Leader six more times. Leading the Republican House Minority examines Michel's contribution through a series of essays by congressional scholars in history and political science. The essays examine topics such as Michel's efforts to pass Reagan's tax cuts, strategies for House minority leadership, the 1982 re-election campaign, the differences between Michel and Newt Gingrich, Michel's mid-career transition from protectionism to expansionism, and his retirement one election before the Republicans became the House majority party"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Robert H. Michel: a life preparing for public service / Frank H. Mackaman -- Bob Michel and the politics of appropriations / Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q. Kelly -- Bob Michel in the land of giants: relationship politics in the 1980s / Burdett A. Loomis -- Rising to leadership in an era of political change: Bob Michel and the 1970s House minority party / Scott R. Meinke -- Michel as minority leader: minority party strategies and tactics in the postreform House / Douglas B. Harris and Matthew N. Green -- Leading the minority: guiding policy change through legislative waters / Andrew J. Taylor -- Leading gently on taxes / Matthew S. Mendez -- From "exhilarating days" to pragmatic politics: Bob Michel's leadership in the budget process, 1981-1994 / Daniel J. Palazzolo -- Anticipating the revolution: Michel and Republican Congressional reform efforts / Douglas B. Harris -- Bob Michel and the legacy of committee reform / Colton C. Campbell -- Bob Michel, Newt Gingrich, and the Republican leadership dilemma / C. Lawrence Evans -- A "less pleasant" election: Bob Michel and the 1982 Congressional midterms / Robert David Johnson -- From expansionism to protectionism and back again: conditional incumbency, disruption, and the reimagination of Bob Michel's representational style / David C. W. Parker -- Bob Michel calls it quits / Frank H. Mackaman -- Reflections / by Mike Johnson, Ray Lahood, and William "Billy" Pitts.
Subject Michel, Robert H., 1923-2017.
United States. Congress. House -- Minority leaders -- Biography.
Michel, Robert H., 1923-2017. (OCoLC)fst00022397
United States. Congress. House. (OCoLC)fst00536930
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Legislators. (OCoLC)fst00995828
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Author Mackaman, Frank H., editor.
Kelly, Sean Q., editor.
ISBN 9780700627592 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780700627608 (ebook)

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