Which republican president worked out an agreement with the democratic majority in congress to raise taxes and reduce the national debt?
George HW Bush......aka, Bush 1.
The Republican Party had a net gain of 13 seats in the Senate and 57 seats in the House of Representatives, resulting in a transfer of control of both houses of Congress from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. Democratic President Harry Truman could get very little cooperation from them and referred to them as the "Do Nothing Congress". The Democratic Party regained control of both houses two years later.
Do you think that the GOP's decisive victories in 2004 signal the end of the fourth era in the history of the republican and democrats?
How can a president make an agreement with the leader of the foreign country without involving Congress?
No, at least two thirds of the U.S. Senate must approve every treaty, which is an international agreement. It would be at least as unconstitutional as issuing an executive order that contradicts federal law. However, it is the responsibility of the U.S. House of Representatives to keep federal officials in line, so as long as the Speaker of the House blocks any attempt to hold the President accountable for violating the Constitution, the President can…
Very much so. Mixing a Democratic Administration and a Republican Congress means the Republicans will do everything in their power to obstruct the president's agenda. ---- I agree that it is helpful to have a democratic congress to coincide with a democratic president, but that can also be a catch-22. Suppose that the public at large are not in favor of a president's agenda item and he or she uses the fact that his or…
That depends on your definition of "involved in." John Marshall was a member of the Federalist party, nominated to the Supreme Court by President John Adams in the waning days of Adams' administration. The incoming President, Thomas Jefferson, as well as the majority of both houses of Congress, were members of the Democratic-Republican party (different from the modern Republican party). Since Chief Justice Marshall presided over the Court for 34 years, he was involved with…
As of 2013, the Wisconsin state legislature is controlled by the Republican Party and the governor is a Republican, Scott Walker. But historically, Wisconsin has had both Democratic and Republican legislators and members of congress: former Senator Russ Feingold, for example, is a Democrat, and former governor Jim Doyle, who served from 2003 to 2011, is also a Democrat.
Yes, for most of his presidency. He initially had large Democratic majorities for his first two years in the White House, but that changed after 1994, when the Republicans gained control of both houses of Congress for the first time since 1954. They remained in the majority for the rest of his presidency and that is why Clinton was successful.
Yes. But not for long. President Dwight Eisenhower entered the Oval Office on January 20, 1953, when both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives were in the control of Republicans. But the Democratic Party regained control of Congress in January 1955, and retained the Senate until 1981 and the House until 1995.
Did the federalist party win control of both houses of congress from the republican party in 1800 election?
As known that at the time under the Constitution two candidates with the most votes became president and Vice President. In the election of 1800 the tie between Jefferson and Burr and the desicion went to House of Representatives. Jefferson finall won the 36th vote and marked the first time one party replaced another party in the US. Therefore no it did not Jefferson (a Democratic-Republican) gaine control of one of the houses of congress…
The conservative coalition in Congress was a union between southern Democrats (dixiecrats) and Republicans in Congress aimed at either blocking or weakening President Roosevelt's New Deal policies. The coalition controlled much of Congress' policy direction from 1937 until 1968 when many of the Dixiecrats began to switch over to the Republican Party (mainly due to the Democratic Parties support of Civil Rights).
Only Congress can declare war. The president can ask Congress to declare war. Two modern Democratic President, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt, asked Congress to declare war and were granted their request. James Polk, also asked for a declaration of war and he belonged to the (Jacksonian) Democratic Party, which was not really the same as the modern Democratic Party.
In the 1920s and 1930s, the Democratic party was the party of free trade, while the Republican party was more protectionist. The 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff was based by a Republican Congress and the Republican President at the time- Hoover. Roosevelt promised to lower tariffs on a bilateral basis, and there were moves towards freer trade. However, given that the nation was mired in Depression, Americans were much more concerned with domestic issues rather than tariffs.