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The Resource When the Senate worked for us : the invisible role of staffers in countering corporate lobbies, Michael Pertschuk

When the Senate worked for us : the invisible role of staffers in countering corporate lobbies, Michael Pertschuk

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When the Senate worked for us : the invisible role of staffers in countering corporate lobbies
Title
When the Senate worked for us
Title remainder
the invisible role of staffers in countering corporate lobbies
Statement of responsibility
Michael Pertschuk
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every politically sentient American knows that Congress has been dominated by special interests, and many people do not remember a time when Congress legislated in the public interest. In the 1960s and '70s, however, lobbyists were aggressive but were countered by progressive senators and representatives, as several books have documented. What has remained untold is the major behind-the-scenes contribution of entrepreneurial Congressional staff, who planted the seeds of public interest bills in their bosses' minds and maneuvered to counteract the influence of lobbyists to pass laws in consumer protection, public health, and other policy arenas crying out for effective government regulation. They infuriated Nixon's advisor, John Ehrlichman, who called them "bumblebees," a name they wore as a badge of honor. For his insider account, Pertschuk draws on many interviews, as well as his fifteen years serving on the staff of the Senate Commerce Committee that Senator Warren Magnuson chaired and as the committee's Democratic Staff Director. That committee became, in Ralph Nader's words, "the Grand Central Station for consumer protection advocates."
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pertschuk, Michael
Dewey number
373.7307/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF373.P478
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pertschuk, Michael
  • Pertschuk, Michael
  • United States
  • United States
  • Lawyers
  • Consumer protection
  • Legislation
  • Consumer protection
  • Employees
  • Lawyers
  • Legislation
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • United States
Label
When the Senate worked for us : the invisible role of staffers in countering corporate lobbies, Michael Pertschuk
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- An accidental bumblebee -- Jerry and Maggie -- A bumblebee's choice -- A triumph of passionate truth over power -- Hi-gh spirits and high gear -- Jerry's juggernaut -- Colonizing the bumblebees -- The flights of the bumblebees -- Finishing unfinished business : with bumblebee guile -- Advise and dissent -- Pushing the boundaries -- Pushing open the closed door -- Time to move on
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780826521675
Lccn
2016044846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3115757
  • (OCoLC)971892800
  • (OCoLC)ocn971892800
  • 3090632
  • 3115757
Label
When the Senate worked for us : the invisible role of staffers in countering corporate lobbies, Michael Pertschuk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- An accidental bumblebee -- Jerry and Maggie -- A bumblebee's choice -- A triumph of passionate truth over power -- Hi-gh spirits and high gear -- Jerry's juggernaut -- Colonizing the bumblebees -- The flights of the bumblebees -- Finishing unfinished business : with bumblebee guile -- Advise and dissent -- Pushing the boundaries -- Pushing open the closed door -- Time to move on
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780826521675
Lccn
2016044846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3115757
  • (OCoLC)971892800
  • (OCoLC)ocn971892800
  • 3090632
  • 3115757

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