The President's Legislative Agenda

@article{Pfiffner1988ThePL,
  title={The President's Legislative Agenda},
  author={J. P. Pfiffner},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={1988},
  volume={499},
  pages={22 - 35}
}
  • J. P. Pfiffner
  • Published 1988
  • Sociology
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
The president has come to be known as our chief legislator within the past fifty years, with Franklin Roosevelt and his successors taking a much more active role in the legislative process than nineteenth-century presidents took. Despite elaborate efforts and a fully developed congressional liaison capacity in the White House, however, only three presidents have been markedly successful with Congress: Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Ronald Reagan. This article examines some of the… Expand
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