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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 creation to Congress and the function it performs within the US political process. Drawing on his event as a former Congressional employees member, the writer explores the several political natures of the home and Senate, examines Congress's interplay with different branches of the government, and appears forward to the family and international demanding situations which are prone to force the Congressional time table for many years to come back. The ebook offers revealing insights into the sometimes-contradictory Congressional duties of illustration and lawmaking; oversight and appropriation; and handling and organizing the govt.. It contains a case research (on the formation of the dep. of native land safeguard) that sheds gentle on Congress's often-complicated approaches. The ebook additionally comprises boxed gains 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 net assets upload to the book's usefulness.

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