New Ways and Means: Reform and Change in a Congressional Committee

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Index
Note: W&M = Committee on Ways and Means
AFL-CIO, 43
Aaron, Henry J., 140
Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS), 125
Ad Hoc Committee on Energy, 119
Agenda. See Government agenda Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), 102, 166
Airlie House retreat, 148
Albert, Carl, 36, 40, 43
Almond, Gabriel, 19
Americans for Constitutional Action, 84
Americans for Democratic Action, 43, 84
Archer, Bill, 32, 122
Arnold, R. Douglas, 168
Baker, James A., III, 130
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. See Gramm- Rudman-Hollings Act
Beer, Samuel H., 22
Bessette, Joseph M., 6
Birnbaum, Jeffrey H., 139, 153
Blame avoidance, 145
Boggs, Hale, 58
Bolling, Richard, 40, 44. See also Bolling committee; Bolling committee reform proposal
Bolling committee, 40, 41
Bolling committee reform proposal, 41, 42, 184 (n. 42)
Bradley, Bill, 153
Brookings Institution, 26
Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, 39, 47, 48, 93
Budget deficits. See Budget politics; Deficits
Budget politics: restructured by 1974 reforms, 46-52; increased centralization of, 48, 49; effect of reconciliation procedure on, 96
Bullock, Charles S., 188 (n. 40)
Burleson, Omar T., 187 (n. 29)
Bush, George, 188 (n. 35)
Byrne, James S., 34
Byrnes, John W., 14, 33
Cannon, Joseph, ix, 43
Carter, Jimmy, 62, 94-95; on tax reform, 118, 122; energy initiatives of, 119, 123-24
Chu Chi-Hung, 57, 58
Clapp, Charles L., 16
Clientele interests, 5, 60; degree of influence in postreform W&M, 68, 120, 121, 129; influence on tax legislation, 114, 128, 129, 139, 156, 197 (n. 51); influence of in open sessions, 144
Closed rule: W&M use of, 38, 40, 45, 116, 128, 145-46, 184 (n. 38)
Closed sessions, 45, 96, 132, 136, 195 (n. 10); return to, 93, 143-44; ability to resolve issues in, 145, 173, 195 (n. 10)
Cohesion, index of, 96, 190 (n. 18); on W&M tax votes, 160, 161 (tab.) Committee on Agriculture, Housse, 181 (n. 46)
Committee on Appropriations, House, 54, 57, 77
Committee on the Budget, House, 47, 50, 88, 93
Committee on the Budget, Senate, 47, 131
Committee on Education and Labor, House, 41, 80, 169, 181 (n. 46)
Committee on Finance, Senate, 114, 121, 124, 126, 127, 129, 132, 134, 136
Committee on Organization, Study, and Review. See Hansen committee

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