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
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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