How Did The Reagan's Domestic Policies Influence The Government Of The United States

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Domestic Policies: Bush retained many of Reagan’s cabinet. Collided with the Democrats in Congress over his nomination of former Senator John Tower as secretary of Defense – womanizer, heavy drinker, and brawler; the Senate rejected the cabinet appointment, the first such occasion since 1959. Legislative Agenda: Bush vetoed to keep the Democrats from making too liberal decisions for example raising minimum wage. Resolution Trust Corporation – liquidate the failed Savings and Loans and rescue the still-viable ones – gave $166 billion to close or merge bankrupt savings and loan firms. Treasury gave $500 billion to keep financial markets from being rocked by bad judgment of bankers and politicians. Aroused the suspicion of pro-lifers by appointing as secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Louis Sullivan who had been a pro-choice defender; refused to support UN programs that funded compulsory abortion abroad and praised the Supreme Court decision Webster v. Reproductive Health Services of Missouri, weakened the Roe v. Wade decision; but wouldn’t sign the bills limiting federal funding for abortion service. Bush sought to mend fences in the African-American community by appointing General Colin Powell to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff.…show more content…
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