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The Gilded Dome: The U.S. Senate and Campaign Finance Reform

Kubiak, Greg D. (Greg Dale)

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ISBN 10: 0806126213 / ISBN 13: 9780806126210
Published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1994
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23 cm, 294, illus., pencil erasure on front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 32807

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Title: The Gilded Dome: The U.S. Senate and ...

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK

Publication Date: 1994

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Printing.

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Kubiak, who served as legislative aide to Senator David Boren during the debate on campaign finance reform legislation from 1985 to 1990, presents an inside view of Boren's failed attempt to achieve bipartisan consensus and enact campaign finance reform in the US Congress. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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In a time when the expense of running for Congress is escalating dramatically, serious efforts to contain costs remain stalled in the legislature. Kubiak, a former legislative aide to Oklahoma Senator David Boren, tells a disturbing tale of how and why efforts to reform campaign finance have failed. Beginning in 1985, Kubiak worked on behalf of Boren to gain the passage of a bill that would have limited political action committee (PAC) contributions. His book ends in 1990 when he left Congress, unsuccessful in his efforts. Kubiak notes the roles played by interest groups, party leaders, and the media in the legislative history of this bill, concluding that the relationship between contributors and congressional representatives must be broken before the public will hold Congress in esteem again. While this is an interesting story, there is little new here for professionals or scholars in the field. A better volume would be Janet Martin's Lessons from the Hill (St. Martin's, 1994) or even Eric Redman's classic The Dance of Legislation (LJ 6/1/73), though the latter is dated.
Thomas J. Baldino, Wilkes Univ., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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