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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • Landmark Legislation 1774-2002by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2003; US$ 161.00

    A manual offering information on the most important laws and treaties approved by Congress in more than 200 years since the first session in 1789. Each Congress is covered in a separate chapter introduced by a historical essay setting the actions of the legislators in the context of their times. more...

  • Rules and Restraintby David M. Primo

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    Government spending has increased dramatically in the United States since World War II despite the many rules intended to rein in the insatiable appetite for tax revenue most politicians seem to share. Drawing on examples from the federal and state governments, Rules and Restraint explains in lucid, nontechnical prose why these budget rules tend... more...

  • Turf Warsby David C. King

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    For most bills in American legislatures, the issue of turf—or which committee has jurisdiction over a bill—can make all the difference. Turf governs the flow and fate of all legislation. In this innovative study, David C. King explains how jurisdictional areas for committees are created and changed in Congress. Political scientists have... more...

  • The Broken Branchby Thomas E. Mann; Norman J. Ornstein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 13.99

    Congress is the first branch of government in the American system, write Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, but now it is a broken branch, damaged by partisan bickering and internal rancor. The Broken Branch offers both a brilliant diagnosis of the cause of Congressional decline and a much-needed blueprint for change, from two experts who understand... more...

  • Lobbying in America: A Reference Handbookby Ronald Hrebenar; Bryson Morgan

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    A comprehensive presentation of the way lobbying and interest-based political activism works in the United States. more...

  • Guide to Congressby CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2007; US$ 419.75

    The newest edition of this venerable institutional guide covers all aspects of Congress and includes timely updates on: more...

  • Congress A to Zby CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 102.35

    There is no other volume that so clearly and concisely explains every key aspect of the national legislature. This classic, easy-to-use reference is thoroughly updated with new entries covering the dramatic congressional events of recent years. Each of the more than 250 entries, arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format, provides accessible insight into... more...

  • How Congress Worksby CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 54.05

    In simple, clear language, the new edition of this classic CQ reference presents basic explanations of the procedures and rules that govern the Senate and the House. Highlighted sidebars further detail the impact of congressional action with interesting narrative examples from history, along with charts and tables that provide a complete overview of... more...

  • Why Not Parties?by Nathan W. Monroe; Jason M. Roberts; David W. Rohde

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    Recent research on the U.S. House of Representatives largely focuses on the effects of partisanship, but the strikingly less frequent studies of the Senate still tend to treat parties as secondary considerations in a chamber that gives its members far more individual leverage than congressmen have. In response to the recent increase in senatorial... more...

  • The Almanac of the Unelectedby Lisa Friedman

    Bernan Press 2008; US$ 249.99

    The Almanac of the Unelected is the leading source for information about Congressional staff: the essential individuals who help elected officials establish political positions on issues, craft legislation, and put policies in place. This new edition features in-depth profiles of more than 600 senior Congressional committee staff members. more...