Notes 11-9 - Presidential-Congressional Interations A....

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Presidential-Congressional Interations A. Institutions Sharing Power B. Public Approval of President C. Party A. Institutions Sharing Power 1. After imperial presidents and Congressional reassertion 2. Both Congress (C) and President (P) have resources 2.i. P: Executive Office of President; White House staff 2.ii. C: Congressional Budget Office; staff 3. Interactions determined largely by ability of president to persuadeCongress 3.i. Public approval of president - More support in population means more support in Congress - Party control of branches B. Public Approval of President 1. Honeymoon Period 1.i. Historically 100 days 1.ii. Baswd on optimism, hopefulness 1.iii. Inevitably dissipates 2. Rally events 2.i. Dramatic 2.ii. International 2.iii. President is key - Example: 9/11 - Example Killing Osama 3. Otherwise: peace and prosperity 3.i. President has high public opinion with these but otherwise goes down C. Policy Making under Divided Governemnt 1. If cooperation with C is unlikely, P can pursue an administrative strategy
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGINEERIN 131 taught by Professor Cytron during the Spring '11 term at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Notes 11-9 - Presidential-Congressional Interations A....

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