Rep. Kelly On the Nixon-Ashcroft Comparison
I think this version is much more accurate with Ashcroft’s first term.
I was on Budget during his entire tenure and Chair during his last two years and found him to be actively engaged. I can cite at least two examples of significant legislation I handled where he personally played an active part; the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and the Federal Reimbursement Allowance.
In both of these Missouri was a national leader and Gov. Ashcroft was knowledgeable and quite pointed as to the structure of what ended up as very good laws. The comparison is inaccurate as to his second term.