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The House and Foreign Policy: The Irony of Congressional Reform
The House and Foreign Policy: The Irony of Congressional Reform
By Charles W. Whalen, Jr.
University of North Carolina Press, 1982, 201 pp
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As a member of Congress (1967-79, Ohio), the author took a leading part in the reforms which greatly increased the power of the House and individual members in foreign affairs. Now, after reflection and study, he concludes that the new methods "have often bred legislative excesses and contributed to House actions that have repudiated long-standing global obligations, threatened the continued existence of several international organizations, and offended many friendly nations in both hemispheres."