aReaganas MandateaAnecdotes from Inside Washingtonas Iron Triangle, a describes how Washingtonas Iron Triangle--the combination of Congress, lobbies, and Administration --changed our national government thirty years ago. The book recounts Dr. McLennanas journey, in the 1970s and 1980s, from university professor to minority staff member on the House Budget Committee., to the office of a young Senator, to the Treasury Department to work on tax reform, and to the Commerce Department where as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Information and Analysis she represented the U.S. to international organizations and supervised the preparation of numerous government publications. The memoir is unique because Dr. McLennan was the only Congressional staff member to work both on Reaganas first budget in the House and his first tax bill in the Senate. These bills passed Congress with strong bipartisan support. In 1984, as the only Congressional staffer to move to the Treasury Department, she participated in the preparation of the study that proposed tax reform. Based on this study, Congress in 1986 reformed the income tax with bipartisan support. All of these events occurred at a time when very few women held senior positions in the U. S. government When Dr. McLennan entered the job market many women didnat work, and most didnat pursue higher education. The only female in many college classes, she became one of very few women in 1965 who earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin. Only small numbers of women then worked as business executives, professors, lawyers, doctors, or senior government officials. aReaganas Mandatea tells about womenas progress in the U.S. job market over the last part of the twentieth century. aReaganas Mandatea shows how our federal government made decisions when the President set the agenda, Congress passed the laws, and elected political majorities were small and weak. The memoir addresses election year issues of concern to people who care about the day-to-day operations and policy change in our government: budget balancing, taxes, and international trade.History of Congressional Elections, Office of the Clerk of the House, data online, January 17, 2007. ... Congressional Budget Resolutions: Selected Statistics and Information Guide, The Library of Congress, updated February 10, 2006. ... Information here is from aEmployment in durable goods anything but durable in 1979-1982, a Monthly Labor Review, February 1984, pp. ... 7 The regulations quoted here were in effect at the time of the motorcycle study, before the revision of the Sec.
|Author||:||Barbara N. McLennan|
|Publisher||:||Author House - 2009-03-05|