The Plot That Failed: The Republican Revolution and Congressional Control of the Bureaucracy

Hedge, David; Johnson, Renee J.
July 2002
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jul2002, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p333
Academic Journal
Examines the Republican takeover of the U.S. Congress following the 1994 midterm elections. Congressional control of the bureaucracy; Assault on federal regulation, led by House Majority Whip Tom Delay (R-Tex.); Changes in the rate of regulation at targeted agencies; Use of control mechanisms and deck stacking strategies; Failure of the majority of Republican regulatory agenda to pass and its effects, including a decline in regulatory vigor.


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