The Republican In Clinton's Face

Dick Armey has emerged as the House's chief budget-basher

When Representative Dick Armey of Texas launched a crusade in 1987 to close obsolete military bases, Senator Phil Gramm (R-Tex.) flatly told him it couldn't be done. Two years later, Armey's bipartisan coalition dealt the Establishment a stunning defeat, proving that persistence, brains, and timing can occasionally overcome the huge handicap of being a House

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