Parties%20Matter - POLS 4600 1880s to 1910 strong parties...

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POLS 4600
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880s to 1910 – rong parties ± 1880s to 1910 strong parties ² Reed Rules à Speaker appointed committee chairs à Speaker and chairs of Ways and Means and Appropriations ran Rules committee ² Reed could discipline members to get outcomes pg ² Cannon à Appointed all committee members à Ran rules committee ² Power was centralized
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910 – embers revolted ± 1910 members revolted ± Leaders lost power to appoint committee members and chairs ± Committee assignments based on seniority, not loyalty ± Committee chairs became powerful ± Power was decentralized
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iberal members of Democratic party not ± Liberal members of Democratic party not getting their legislation passed (1960s and 70s) ± Southern committee chairs played gatekeeper ± Solution – recentralize power to leadership
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± Three tracks ± Powers of Committee chairman ² Remove power from chairs ± Strengthening Democratic Party and Leadership f t h t d l d h i i l i ² Increase power of the party and leadership in policy ± Collective Control of Power et the caucus vote on leadership ² Let the caucus vote on leadership
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ub- mmittee positions and chairs based on ± Sub committee positions and chairs based on seniority ² Specific jurisdiction for sub-committee ² Guaranteed staff and budget ± Secret ballot to approve committee chairs ² Some chairs were removed ² End of seniority system
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2009 for the course POLS 4600 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Parties%20Matter - POLS 4600 1880s to 1910 strong parties...

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