Across the Aisle

Across the Aisle

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Using gentle humor, some 450 visuals, and debate drawn from actual legislative events, the late U.S. Congressman G. V. qSonnyq Montgomery helps readers relive the Montgomery GI Bill's 1987 enactment, while learning each step of the way. qAcross the Aisleq's extensive illustrative material brings the legislative process alive, as readers travel the historic legislative road with Congressman Montgomery himself as escort, storyteller, mentor, and colleague Congressman Montgomery served his Mississippi constituents for thirty years. Twenty-eight of those years included service on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, fourteen years as its chairman. Montgomery and a handful of colleagues understood that the success of our all-volunteer military would hinge on a permanent qGI Billq education program. Indeed the Montgomery GI Bill has proven to help America on many fronts, including post-secondary education and training, national security, military recruiting, workforce and youth development, economic competitiveness, and civic leadership Montgomery's unique first-person account brings Washington, D.C., and lawmaking alive with enduring lessons in leadership, persuasion, civility, and that timeless virtue--perseverance.Disciplined by duty and enlightened by experience, 2 they were resoundingly successful at trade and business schools, ... under the GI Bill made the United States the first predominantly middle-class nation in the world, as author Michael Bennett said. ... Ia#39;ve divided the case study into 17 chapters, many of which depict how the about 350, 000 womena€”who served in our ... 25 the Legislative Journey Guide, which tells you where we are on the Legislative Journey chart on pages 10-11.

Title:Across the Aisle
Author:Gillespie V. Montgomery, Darryl W. Kehrer, Michael McGrevey
Publisher:Univ. Press of Mississippi - 2010


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