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By Charles B. Cushman

ISBN-10: 0765615061

ISBN-13: 9780765615060

ISBN-10: 076561507X

ISBN-13: 9780765615077

What does Congress do? How does it do it? Why is it this sort of advanced establishment? This concise primer bargains scholars and basic readers a short and systematic advent to Congress and the function it performs within the US political procedure. 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 family and overseas demanding situations which are more likely to force the Congressional time table for many years to return. The booklet offers revealing insights into the sometimes-contradictory Congressional duties of illustration and lawmaking; oversight and appropriation; and dealing with and organizing the govt. It features a case examine (on the formation of the dept of fatherland protection) that sheds mild on Congress's often-complicated systems. The e-book additionally contains boxed beneficial properties on Congressional motion - highlighting such themes as dossier sharing and scholar loans - that exhibit scholars how Congress's paintings impacts their lives. Chapter-ending lists of internet assets upload to the book's usefulness.

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