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The American Congress

Author: Steven S Smith; Jason M Roberts; Ryan J Vander Wielen
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"The American Congress provides the most insightful, up-to-date treatment of congressional politics available in an undergraduate text. Informed by the authors' Capitol Hill experience and nationally recognized scholarship, The American Congress presents a crisp introduction to all major features of Congress: its party and committee systems, leadership, and voting and floor activity. The text has the most in-depth
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Steven S., 1953-
American Congress.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005011723
(OCoLC)60321332
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven S Smith; Jason M Roberts; Ryan J Vander Wielen
ISBN: 0511132670 9780511132674 0511131313 9780511131318 9781139165501 113916550X 9780511132131 0511132131
OCLC Number: 62294791
Description: 1 online resource (x, 445 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The American Congress : modern trends --
Representation and lawmaking in Congress : the constitutional and historical context --
Congressional elections and policy alignments --
The rules of the legislative game --
Members, goals, resources, and strategies --
Parties and leaders --
The standing committees --
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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