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Author Lowy, Joan A., 1956-

Title Pat Schroeder : a woman of the House / Joan A. Lowy
Edition First edition
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 216 pages) : illustrations
Series Women's biography series
Women's biography series.
Contents Pioneer Pat -- forging a feminist --guess who's coming to Congress -- Queen of the Quip -- In the Trenches -- women and children first -- madam President -- the tailhook tale -- Pat vs. Newt -- a legend bows out
Summary "The leading feminist in Congress for nearly twenty-five years, Pat Schroeder was elected in 1972. Schroeder's political career began at a time when many congressional committees were still controlled by a southern gerontocracy. She quickly established a reputation for speaking out in support of left-of-center causes that few of her colleagues would take on. Her razor wit and a talent for creating sound bites endeared her to the media (she coined the phrase "the Teflon president" to describe Ronald Reagan). But she proved equally adept at wielding influence in the vanguard of change. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, she was instrumental in passing legislation to end sexism in the military despite vicious personal attacks following the U.S. Navy Tailhook scandal. She was in the forefront of exposing gender bias in medical research and was an architect of the family leave bill."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Schroeder, Pat.
United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Women legislators -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003006262
ISBN 0826331009 (electronic bk.)
9780826331007 (electronic bk.)