Man of the house tip o neill pdf
Man of the House: The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip ONeill . by Tip ONeillCanny folk hero ONeill alludes here to another such, the legendary mayor of Boston: ``When the good Lord made James Michael Curley, He broke the mold; and if you substitute his own name, you have the flavor of this knowing, pietistic, jolly, seductive memoir, written with Novak, coauthor of Iacocca. In the all-but-vanished tradition of ward healer, the retired Speaker of the House, writing in the first person, blends treacle (``I would work to make sure my own people could go to places like Harvard) and shrewdness (``power accumulates when people think you have power), idealism and pragmatism, humor and heft as he relates anecdotes about the national figures he has dealt with in Washington, D.C., and politicians in Massachusetts where he spent eight terms in the legislature before joining Congress in 1952. Like ``a good Irish pol who can carry on six conversations at once, ONeill talks about baseball, poker and his boyhood gang, issues of governance and the functioning of Congress, in which he served for 34 years. ``All politics is local, he writes, and this memoir makes that a truism, bringing national imperatives back home to the national constituency. - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
The Speaker of the House: House Officer, Party Leader, and Representative
The majority leader in the contemporary House is second-in-command behind the Speaker of the majority party. From an institutional perspective, the majority leader has a number of duties. Scheduling floor business is a prime responsibility of the majority leader. First, the majority leader assists in the reelection campaigns of party incumbents by, for example, raising campaign funds and traveling to scores of House districts to campaign either with incumbents or challengers of the party. Typically, the majority leader functions as the Speaker's chief lieutenant or "field commander" for day-to-day management of the floor.
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The Speaker of the House of Representatives is widely viewed as symbolizing the power and authority of the House. In this capacity, the Speaker is empowered by House rules to administer proceedings on the House floor, including recognition of Members to speak on the floor or make motions and appointment of Members to conference committees. The Speaker also oversees much of the nonlegislative business of the House, such as general control over the Hall of the House and the House side of the Capitol and service as chair of the House Office Building Commission. The Speaker also serves as not only titular leader of the House but also leader of the majority party conference. Although elected as an officer of the House, the Speaker continues to be a Member as well. As such the Speaker enjoys the same rights, responsibilities, and privileges of all Representatives. However, the Speaker has traditionally refrained from debating or voting in most circumstances and does not sit on any standing committee of the House.