An Introduction to the U.S. Congress by Charles B. Cushman

By Charles B. Cushman

What does Congress do? How does it do it? Why is it any such complex establishment? This concise primer deals scholars and common readers a short and systematic advent to Congress and the position it performs within the US political process. Drawing on his event as a former Congressional employees member, the writer explores the various political natures of the home and Senate, examines Congress's interplay with different branches of the government, and appears forward to the household and international demanding situations which are prone to force the Congressional schedule for many years to return. The e-book offers revealing insights into the sometimes-contradictory Congressional obligations of illustration and lawmaking; oversight and appropriation; and dealing with and organizing the govt.. It incorporates a case research (on the formation of the dep. of place of birth safeguard) that sheds mild on Congress's often-complicated systems. The publication additionally comprises boxed good points on Congressional motion - highlighting such themes as dossier sharing and scholar loans - that convey scholars how Congress's paintings impacts their lives. Chapter-ending lists of internet assets upload to the book's usefulness.

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An Introduction to the U.S. Congress

What does Congress do? How does it do it? Why is it this type of complex establishment? This concise primer deals scholars and normal readers a short and systematic creation to Congress and the position it performs within the US political procedure. Drawing on his adventure as a former Congressional employees member, the writer explores the various political natures of the home and Senate, examines Congress's interplay with different branches of the government, and appears forward to the family and overseas demanding situations which are prone to force the Congressional time table for many years to return.

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