Congress and its members / Roger H. Davidson, Walter J. Oleszek, and Frances E. Lee.

Explains what Congress is and how it works with quantitative data and qualitative descriptions.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Davidson, Roger H.
Other Authors: Oleszek, Walter J., Lee, Frances E.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : Paisley : CQ ; Quantum [distributor], 2007.
Edition:11th ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Tables, figures, and boxes
  • Preface
  • Pt. 1. In search of the two congresses
  • Ch. 1. The two congresses
  • Ch. 2. Evolution of the modern congress
  • Pt. 2. Congress of ambassadors
  • Ch. 3. Going for it: recruitment and candidacy
  • Ch. 4. Making it: The electroal game
  • Ch. 5. Being there: hill styles and home styles
  • Pt. 3. A deliberative assembly of one nation
  • Ch. 6. Leaders and parties in congress
  • Ch. 7. Committees: workshops of congress
  • Ch. 8. Congressional rules and procedures
  • Ch. 9. Deliberations in congress
  • Pt. 4. Policymaking and change in the two congresses
  • Ch. 10. Congress and the president
  • Ch. 11. Congress and the bureaucracy
  • Ch. 12. Congress on the courts
  • Ch. 13. Congress and organized interests
  • Ch. 14. Congress, budgets, and domestic policymaking
  • Ch. 15. Congress and national security policies
  • Pt. 5. Conclusion
  • Ch. 16. The two congresses and the American people
  • Reference materials
  • Appendix A. Party control: presidency, senate, house, 1901-2009
  • Appendix B. Internships: getting experience on capitol hill
  • Notes
  • Index.