During the course of his presidency, Dwight D. Eisenhower regularly held meetings with legislative leaders as a means of communicating with Congress and consolidating Republican congressional support for administration legislative proposals. Attending these meetings were congressional leaders from the Republican Party (periodically joined by their colleagues from the Democratic Party), the President, vice president, members of the White House staff, cabinet officers, and officials from various executive departments.
Summaries of all of these meetings were kept and were later deposited in the Eisenhower Library. President Eisenhower_s Meetings with Legislative Leaders, 1953_1961 includes all of the records of these conferences that are contained in the Legislative Meetings Series at the Eisenhower Library. This publication is an essential primary resource for the study of the Eisenhower presidency, his administration_s relations with the Congress, and all of the issues that were the subjects of these meetings.