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

This book focuses on Congress as not only a legislative body, but also as a group of reelection-minded politicians, and presents a way to understand the institution and the law-making process. In addition, it features new examples and cases drawn from recent congressional politics-including the batt...

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Main Author: Davidson, Roger H.
Other Authors: Oleszek, Walter J., Lee, Frances E.
Format: Book
Published: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, [2012]
Edition:Thirteenth edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Part I: In search of the two congresses. The two congresses ; Evolution of the modern Congress
  • Part II: A congress of ambassadors. Going for it : recruitment and candidacy ; Making it : the electoral game ; Being there : Hill styles and home styles
  • Part III: A deliberative assembly of one nation. Leaders and parties in Congress ; Committees : workshops of Congress ; Congressional rules and procedures ; Decision making in Congress
  • Part IV: Policy making and change in the two congresses. Congress and the President ; Congress and the bureaucracy ; Congress and the courts ; Congress and organized interests ; Congress, budgets, and domestic policy making ; Congress and national security policies
  • Part V: Conclusion. The two Congresses and the American people
  • Reference materials. Appendix A. Party control : presidency, Senate, House, 1901-2013 ; Appendix B. Internships : getting experience on Capitol Hill.