By G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery, George H. W. Bush, Darryl Kehrer, Michael McGrevey
Utilizing mild humor, a few 450 visuals, and debate drawn from genuine legislative occasions, the overdue U.S. Congressman G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery is helping readers relive the Montgomery GI Bill's 1987 enactment, whereas studying every one step of the way.Across the Aisle's large illustrative fabric brings the legislative strategy alive, as readers commute the historical legislative highway with Congressman Montgomery himself as escort, storyteller, mentor, and colleague.Congressman Montgomery served his Mississippi elements for thirty years. Twenty-eight of these years integrated provider at the condominium Committee on Veterans' Affairs, fourteen years as its chairman. Montgomery and a handful of work-mates understood that the luck of our all-volunteer army could hinge on an enduring "GI invoice" schooling program.Indeed the Montgomery GI invoice has confirmed to assist the USA on many fronts, together with postsecondary schooling and coaching, nationwide safety, army recruiting, staff and formative years improvement, monetary competitiveness, and civic leadership.Montgomery's exact first-person account brings Washington, D.C., and lawmaking alive with enduring classes in management, persuasion, civility, and that undying virtue-perseverance.
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But I think it’s accurate to say that bills introduced by a member of the committee of jurisdiction often receive the more favorable consideration. Why so? It’s because expertise on an issue tends to reside within the committee that has jurisdiction over it. ) The bill itself—and the introductory statement that accompanies it—represents the first of many “legislative widgets” that Congress produces to write laws. ” All the widgets fit together to form the legislative product, which is a law. The widgets collectively create the “legislative history” of the law, meaning all the legislative events, debates, and analyses that led to enacting it.
Indeed, the role of Mr. Mack Fleming, our highly effective House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chief Counsel and Staff Director, is discussed in compromise agreement negotiation in the book Unelected Representatives: Congressional Staff and the Future of Representative Government, CHAPTER 4 committee and pretty much can push through whatever it wants. However, being “bipartisan” and truly listening to the views of the minority party takes work; work in the form of time, effort, and earnest commitment.
17 “Among other things, the legislation submitted by the President would have terminated [emphasis added] the eligibility period for [Vietnam-era] GI education and training benefits for persons entering military service on or after July 1, 1975. ” Generally, the chairman of the committee having jurisdiction on the President’s proposed bill introduces the legislation, as a professional courtesy. R. ” The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs said the following in its report on S. 969, 94th Congress [1975 and 1976]: “As the Committee examined the future of the GI Bill, it was most concerned with the effect of termination upon the ability of the military to recruit and retain qualified young men and women.
Across the Aisle: The Seven-Year Journey of the Historic Montgomery GI Bill by G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery, George H. W. Bush, Darryl Kehrer, Michael McGrevey