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The American Congress

Author: Steven S Smith; Jason M Roberts; Ryan J Vander Wielen
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Informed by the authors' Capitol Hill experience and nationally recognized scholarship, this fifth edition of The American Congress presents the most insightful, up-to-date treatment of congressional  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven S Smith; Jason M Roberts; Ryan J Vander Wielen
ISBN: 9780521708364 0521708362
OCLC Number: 138341940
Description: x, 439 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The American Congress : modern trends --
Representation and lawmaking in Congress : the constitutional and historical context --
Congressional elections and policy alignments --
Members, goals, resources, and strategies --
Parties and leaders --
The standing committees --
The rules of the legislative game --
The floor and voting --
Congress and the president --
Congress and the courts --
Congress, lobbyists, and interest groups --
Congress and budget politics.
Responsibility: Steven S. Smith, Jason M. Roberts, Ryan J. Vander Wielen.
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