AFRICAN American legislators, VOTING research, RADICALISM, POLITICAL leadership, and UNITED States legislators
This paper argues that African-American House legislators have become less radical, engaging in less forceful ideological battles with the Democratic Party over its policy leadership. They have become simultaneously more prone to support policy leadership from Democratic presidents as well. This argument is based on a study of floor votes by black legislators on budget resolutions in the Carter and Clinton administrations, as well as an analysis of presidential support and party unity scores from 1977 to 2008 in CQ Almanacs. Since the 1990s, based on a number of factors, black House members are less likely to challenge Democratic presidential and party leadership as radical voices on the political left. This decline in black radicalism, I contend, has implications for the concept of African-American politics as an organized challenge to the racial status of blacks. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
CQ Weekly. 6/1/2002, Vol. 60 Issue 22, p1449. 4p. 10 Black and White Photographs.
AFRICAN American legislators and UNITED States -- Politics & government -- 2001-2009
Focuses on the Democratic leadership elections for the U.S. House in December 2002. Result if Democrats succeed in recapturing the House; Candidates who positioned themselves for the majority leader's seat; Legislators vying for the Black Caucus vice chairmanship.
Black Enterprise. Feb2007, Vol. 37 Issue 7, p30-32. 2p.
AFRICAN American legislators, LEGAL status of African Americans, and UNITED States -- Politics & government
The author examines if African Americans will benefit from the Democratic takeover of the U.S. Congress. The Democrats have launched their Six for '06 plan, which includes a minimum wage increase and lower interest rates on student loans. According to the author African American lawmakers, like Charles Rangel and John Conyers, who hold House committees and subcommittees will set the legislative agenda on critical issues and address concerns from law enforcement and community development to Social Security and tax reform.
New York Amsterdam News. 10/08/98, Vol. 89 Issue 41, p3. 1/3p.
AFRICAN American legislators and IMPEACHMENTS
Reports on the support by black Democratic Party members of US President Bill Clinton despite calls for an impeachment inquiry against him. Attempt by the Democrats to push through amendments limiting the inquiry; Focus on the role of US Representative John Conyers in the deliberations.