Life and Career of Jack Brooks

Congressman Brooks, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, was interviewed about his career experiences and his… read more

Congressman Brooks, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, was interviewed about his career experiences and his background. He also is a member of the House Select Narcotics Abuse and Control Committee. He was the author of the amendment that created a national drug czar, against President Reagan’s wishes.

Mr. Brooks is considered by some to be Congress' most partisan

Democrat. He has very strong loyalties and is not afraid to fight

for his positions or his friends. For example, he supported House majority

leader Jim Wright even during the ethics investigation and

reprimanded his fellow Democrats who would not support Wright.

Mr. Brooks is also well known for his strong independence and his

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Life and Career of Jack Brooks

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Program ID:
12450-1
Category:
American Profile
Format:
American Profile Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 28, 1990
Last Aired:
May 29, 1990

Airing Details

  • May 28, 1990 | 7:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 28, 1990 | 9:56am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 28, 1990 | 3:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 28, 1990 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 29, 1990 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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