Taking the Initiative: Leadership Agendas in Congress and the "Contract with America"

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Appendix D
Triggering Events
TABLE 1 Issue Triggers in Select Policy Areas Select Congresses,
1969-1990
Issue Area Issue
Trigger Details
91st Congress
Economy State Taxation of Nat. Banks Court decisions
Economy Tax Reform* Treasury secretary testimony
Environment Clean Water* Several oil spills
Environment Disaster Relief Hurricanes, others
Environment Sewer Treatment Assistance (nc) Cuyahoga River catches fire
Transportation Railroad Hours Railway accidents
Transportation Airport Development* PATCO conflicts
Transportation Railroad Corporation* Penn Central bankruptcy
Transportation Railroad Aid Penn Central bankruptcy
94th Congress
Environment Toxic Substances* PCBs found in lakes
Environment Nat. Forest Mgmt. (clearcutting)* Court decisions
Transportation Railroad Revitalization* 7 railways go bankrupt
Transportation Regulatory Reform (nc) Committee investigation
Transportation Railroad Jobs (nc) Assoc. of Railways report
Transportation Airport Development/SST Flights Concorde arrival, investig.
Transportation Railroad Safety Railway accidents
97th Congress
Environment Parks Policy Secy. Watt's actions
Environment Water Policy Board (nc) Secy. Watt's actions
Environment Clean Water Reauthorization (nc) GAO investigation
Environment Wilderness Oil/Gas Leasing Secy. Watt's actions
Transportation Hwys./Mass Transit/Gas Tax Inc.* Unemployment passes 10%
Transportation Railroad Strike 4-day railroad strike

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