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  • ISBN: 9780190280147
  • ISBN: 019028014X
  • Physical Description: print
    xvii, 146 pages ; 18 cm.
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-138) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The great compromise -- Campaigns and constituents -- In committee -- On the floor -- Checks and balances -- The Capitol complex.
Summary, etc.: "In the second edition of The U.S. Congress, Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more 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"--
Subject: United States. Congress.

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The U. S. Congress: a Very Short Introduction
The U. S. Congress: a Very Short Introduction
by Ritchie, Donald A.
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The U. S. Congress: a Very Short Introduction


In the second edition of The U.S. Congress, Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more 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 intoplain 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 thebolts. What is it like to campaign for Congress? To attract large donors? To enter either house with no seniority? He answers these questions and more, explaining committee assignments and committee work, the role of staffers and lobbyists, floor proceedings, parliamentary rules, and coalitionbuilding.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 andconsent, congressional oversight - work in practice in an age of strong presidents and a muscular Senate minority.
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