August 10, 1985 |
White House Chief of Staff Donald T. Regan has selected new presidential assistants for politics and legislative affairs, part of stepped-up preparations for a major policy "offensive" on spending and tax issues by President Reagan in the fall. Officials said Regan has decided to name Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. to succeed Edward J. Rollins as White House political director. Daniels is currently a deputy to Rollins and was previously executive director of the Senate Republican campaign committee.
August 13, 1985 |
Despite recuperating from cancer surgery, President Reagan plans to take to the road three or four times a month during the rest of the year to lobby for his domestic and foreign policy programs and to begin helping out with important Republican political campaigns, White House officials said here Monday. Besides meeting in Geneva in November with Soviet leader Mikhail S.
December 18, 1985 |
President Reagan received the credit Tuesday for turning around Republican sentiment in the House and resurrecting his tax overhaul proposal, but the White House took little comfort from the display of the President's political muscle. One adviser called it less a victory than "an avoidance of cataclysmic loss."
June 27, 1985 |
President Reagan's tax revision package received another setback Wednesday as the Congressional Budget Office estimated that several major provisions of the plan that affect corporations would boost the federal deficit by about $14 billion a year after the plan was fully implemented in 1991. Reagan's package is encountering increasing skepticism on Capitol Hill, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.
October 31, 1985 |
The House, bowing to a hasty but effective White House lobbying campaign, narrowly approved funds Wednesday for 12 more MX missiles, only two hours after a surprise vote to delete the funds. The House initially voted 211 to 208 to eliminate $1.7 billion earmarked by its Appropriations Committee for the MX missile. White House lobbyists promptly warned House members that the vote would embarrass President Reagan three weeks before his summit meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
January 10, 1985 |
President Reagan intends to nominate Energy Secretary Donald P. Hodel to succeed William P. Clark as secretary of the Interior, and the President's staff has suggested that Hodel be replaced by White House personnel director John S. Herrington, Administration officials said Wednesday. However, Reagan declined in his nationally televised press conference Wednesday night to confirm the Hodel nomination or any other prospective change in his Administration.