Cambria Press Book Highlight: Seeking Bipartisanship

As budget debates continue in Washington, will President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan be realized or will it fall through? The infrastructure issue is one which President Obama’s administration attempted to address too.

Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood was just interviewed on the National Journal about this and he also discussed the problem in his book, Seeking Bipartisanship:

When the new president [Obama] took office, most everyone accepted the need for action on transportation. They knew where the bad roads were. They knew about bad bridges that needed to be fixed. They knew we suffered with outdated transit systems. But we could never figure out a way to pay for the fixes. The administration would not lobby for an increase in the gas tax when it had the votes. Republicans in the House would have blocked the increase once they regained control of the House. The infrastructure bank never gained traction, although it could have supplemented the Highway Trust Fund. We never figured out how to pay for a transportation bill that matched the president’s rhetoric.

Politico has predicted that President Trump’s “hopes for a ‘very bipartisan’ bill are running into the same kinds of political forces that torpedoed the Obamacare repeal.”

Why is bipartisanship so elusive? Secretary LaHood’s book provides a rare inside account of how politics work in Washington. Order Seeking Bipartisanship on Amazon today for this fascinating read into the everyday life of Washington politics.

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Title: Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics
Editors: Ray LaHood with Frank H. Mackaman
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 9781604979053
360 pp.  |   2015   |  Paperback & E-book
Book Webpage: http://www.cambriapress.com/books/9781604979053.cfm

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“The ideological divide between the parties, enflamed by the sense of partisan superiority claimed by both sides, produced legislative gridlock. There were no winners. We need to get back to an America where Congress solves problems, passes a farm bill, passes an immigration bill, passes tax reform, passes a budget. It is possible. We proved it during Bill Clinton’s administration when a Republican Congress joined a Democratic president to pass three budgets and welfare reform.” – Secretary Ray LaHood and Dr. Frank Mackaman, Seeking Bipartisanship

White House Correspondent for The New York Times, Peter Baker, Interviews Cambria Press Author Secretary Ray LaHood About His New Book, “Seeking Bipartisanship”

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Read the article by Peter Baker, White House Correspondent for The New York Times, in which he interviews Cambria Press author Secretary Ray LaHood about his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship, which he coauthored with Dr. Frank H. Mackaman who heads The Dirksen Congressional Center.

Learn more about Seeking Bipartisanship.

ISBN: 9781604979053 · 360pp. (includes photos) · $29.95 – Buy the book.

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Cambria Press Publication: Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank Mackaman

This book is in the Cambria Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy in America (PIPPA) Series headed by Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q. Kelly.

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Lookit! Ray LaHood’s Speech on Seeking Bipartisanship at the Bloomberg Government Book Launch Party

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Cambria Press author Secretary Ray LaHood’s reputation for saying “Lookit” was brought up at the book launch party held by Bloomberg Government for Seeking Bipartisanship

At last night’s book launch party held by Bloomberg Government for Secretary Ray LaHood, a Department of Transportation (DOT) alum fondly recalled Secretary LaHood’s trademark “Lookit!”

Indeed, Americans–Republicans and Democrats alike–will do well to look at his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship, which Secretary LaHood coauthored with Dr. Frank H. Mackaman who heads The Dirksen Congressional Center.

The response from the crowd was as enthusiastic as the praise that the book has earned from both Democrats and Republicans. as well as during his other book launches at Bradley University and at WTVP where he was interviewed by PBSNewshour anchor Judy Woodruff.

Tonight he will be giving a speech at the Institute of Politics (IOP) at the University of Chicago where he will be joined by IOP director David Axelrod.

Take a quick look at some interesting quotes and great images from Seeking Bipartisanship.

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This book is in the Cambria Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy in America (PIPPA) Series headed by Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q. Kelly.

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Secretary Ray LaHood and IOP Director David Axelrod discuss bipartisanship at the University of Chicago

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Launching his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship (coauthored with Dr. Frank Mackaman who heads The Dirksen Congressional Center), Secretary Ray LaHood will be speaking at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics on the topic that could not be timelier in American politics–bipartisanship. He will be joined by David Axelrod for this event which will take place this Thursday (November 5) from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (CST).

Register now to reserve your spot at this event. Registration is free and open to the public. Signed copies of Secretary LaHood’s books will be available at this event.

You can also order the book from the Cambria Press website.

See also last week’s event when PBS Newshour anchor Judy Woodruff interviewed Secretary LaHood about Seeking Bipartisanhip.

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PBS Newshour Anchor Judy Woodruff Interviews former Secretary Ray LaHood about his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship

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Last night’s event with PBS Newshour anchor Judy Woodruff and former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood went exceedingly well. The interview and book signing took place at the WTVP station in Peoria, Illinois.

Learn more about Seeking Bipartisanship which comes recommended by both Republican and Democrat politicians and political scientists.

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Ray LaHood to be Interviewed by PBS NewsHour Anchor Judy Woodruff about his book “Seeking Bipartisanship”

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Ray LaHood, former Secretary of Transportation and the only elected Republican to serve in President Obama’s Cabinet, will be interviewed on October 26 by PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff at WTVP about his new book Seeking Bipartisanship which he coauthored with Dr. Frank Mackaman who heads The Dirksen Congressional Center.

The interview will take place at 6:15 p.m. See more details on An Evening with Ray LaHood and Judy Woodruff.

The book has already won praise from politicians from both sides of the aisle, as well as leading political scientists. Seeking Bipartisanship is part of the Cambria Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy in America (PIPPA) Series headed by Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q. Kelly.

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Cambria Press Publication: Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank Mackaman