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By Charles B. Cushman

What does Congress do? How does it do it? Why is it the sort of complex establishment? This concise primer deals scholars and basic readers a quick and systematic creation to Congress and the function it performs within the US political method. Drawing on his adventure 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 overseas demanding situations which are prone to force the Congressional time table for many years to return. The e-book offers revealing insights into the sometimes-contradictory Congressional tasks of illustration and lawmaking; oversight and appropriation; and coping with and organizing the govt.. It contains a case learn (on the formation of the dept of native land safeguard) that sheds mild on Congress's often-complicated techniques. The ebook additionally contains boxed positive factors on Congressional motion - highlighting such subject matters as dossier sharing and pupil 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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