Gerald Ford and the Ninety-fourth Congress

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780813123493
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134956 | DOI:
Gerald Ford and the Ninety-fourth Congress

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This chapter examines the challenge for former U.S. President Gerald Ford in repairing the relations between the White House and the Ninety-fourth Congress, which was badly damaged by his predecessor. In his repair work, Ford used his liaison staff who functioned as the telegraph lines that convey the president's wishes to Congress, marshal votes, and keep information and the traffic of ideas moving smoothly. His most notable accomplishments were his extraordinary string of vetoes and his ability to have most sustained.

Keywords: Gerald Ford; Ninety-fourth Congress; White House; liaison staff; presidential vetoes

Chapter.  7431 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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