George Bush and the 102d Congress: The Impact of Public and “Private” Veto Threats on Policy Outcomes

@inproceedings{Conley2003GeorgeBA,
  title={George Bush and the 102d Congress: The Impact of Public and “Private” Veto Threats on Policy Outcomes},
  author={R Scott Conley},
  year={2003}
}
Introduction Changing institutional and electoral dynamics in Congress in the last several decades have placed greater limitations on presidents' ability to influence roll call outcomes. Presidents' floor success rates have been a casualty of the interaction of split-party control of the presidency and Congress, or "divided government," with heightened intra-party cohesion on Capitol Hill (Fleisher and Bond 2000). Recent presidents who have confronted assertive opposition majorities in Congress… CONTINUE READING