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Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s$
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Yanek Mieczkowski

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123493

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.001.0001

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Gerald Ford and the Ninety-fourth Congress

Gerald Ford and the Ninety-fourth Congress

(p.56) Chapter 3 Gerald Ford and the Ninety-fourth Congress
Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Yanek Mieczkowski

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines the challenge for former U.S. President Gerald Ford in repairing the relations between the White House and the Ninety-fourth Congress, which was badly damaged by his predecessor. In his repair work, Ford used his liaison staff who functioned as the telegraph lines that convey the president's wishes to Congress, marshal votes, and keep information and the traffic of ideas moving smoothly. His most notable accomplishments were his extraordinary string of vetoes and his ability to have most sustained.

Keywords:   Gerald Ford, Ninety-fourth Congress, White House, liaison staff, presidential vetoes

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