High Chairs

Crowley, Michael
January 2001
New Republic;01/01/2001-01/08/2001, Vol. 224 Issue 1/2, p12
Focuses on the political condition in the U.S. with emphasis on developments in the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. Efforts made by Republican revolutionaries when they took over the House in 1995 to turn it into a citizen legislature; Limitation of committee chairmanships to six years in a democratic order; Assignment of chairmanships through a Darwinian contest of ideas and talent; Competition between conservative Illinois Representative Philip Crane and moderate Californian Bill Thomas for Ways and Means chairmanship.


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