Clinton Administration and Advisors v. Republican Leadership


Clinton Cabinet

Two years after Bill Clinton's resounding electoral victory, the 1994 midterm elections ushered in a wave of Republicans to the House and the Senate, giving Republicans a majority in both houses. This "Republican Revolution" presented significant challenges for the Clinton Administration in terms of passing policy, and pitted the White House against Congressional leadership in several significant policy battles. Beyond policy, congressional Republicans also sought to take President Clinton to task for many of his personal actions. This committee will explore the competition and compromise of two groups of people who were both trying to do what they thought was in the best interests of the American people.

Committees:

  • Clinton Administration
  • Congressional Leadership
BACKGROUND GUIDE