Category Archives: Congress

Congressional Cheney

Cheney was consecutively elected six times as Wyoming’s at-large representative, serving from 1979–1989. From 1981–1987 Cheney was the Chairman of the Republican Party Committee; in 1988 he was elected House Minority Whip where he served for two months before being appointed Secretary … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Domestic Policy, Foreign Policy | Leave a comment

Ideological origins of the expanded Executive

Cheney began his political career as an intern for William Steiger in 1969, and the Nixon administration shaped his broader political beliefs. Post-Watergate, executive power was at a low; Dick campaigned for Ford (who lost to Carter in 1976) and thereafter … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Foreign Policy, the Executive | Leave a comment