The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction

  • 168 pages
  • 019028014X
  • Anglais
  • Format Kindle
The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction

↫ search Format Kindle The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction ⇶ Ebook By Donald A Ritchie ∫ In the second edition of The U.S Congress, Donald A Ritchie, a congressional historian for than thirty years, takes readers on a fascinating, behind the scenes tour of Capitol Hill, pointing out the key players, explaining their behavior, and translating parliamentary language into plain English No mere civics lesson, this eye opening book provides an insider s perspective on Congress, matched with a professional historian s analytical insight After a swift survey of the creation of Congress by the constitutional convention, he begins to unscrew the nuts and pull out the bolts What is it like to campaign for Congress To attract large donors To enter either house with no seniority He answers these questions and , explaining committee assignments and committee work, the role of staffers and lobbyists, floor proceedings, parliamentary rules, and coalition building Ritchie explores the great effort put into constituent service as representatives and senators respond to requests from groups and individuals as well as media relations and news coverage He also explores how the grand concepts we all know from civics class checks and balances, advise and consent, congressional oversight work in practice in an age of strong presidents and a muscular Senate minority.Donald A Ritchie is Historian Emeritus of the U.S Senate He worked for the Senate Historical Office for thirty years, where he conducted an oral history program and did historical editing, such as the previously closed hearings of Sen Joseph R McCarthy A former president of the Oral History Association, he has also been a member of the councils of the American Historical Association and the International Oral History Association His other books include Our Constitution, The Oxford Guide to the United States Government, Press Gallery Congress and the Washington Correspondents, Reporting from Washington The History of the Washington Press Corps, and Electing FDR The New Deal Campaign of 1932. Members of the US Congress Congress Profiles Representatives and Senators that include their legislative activity Congress United States Britannica States, legislature America, established under Constitution United House Wikipedia The is lower chamber Congress, Senate being upper Together they comprise The Powers ThoughtCo powers are set forth in Article I, Section constitutionally granted US New York Times News about Commentary archival information from Times Definition, Duties, Power, Economic federal government s branch It has a powerful effect on economy About Capitol Visitor Center Through debate compromise, makes laws influence our daily lives holds hearings to inform process, conducts definition congress by Free Senate, house Women CAWP In , D, R women hold seats comprising % members serve The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction

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