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Act of Congress : how America's essential institution works, and how it doesn't /

This is an account of how Congress today really works, and doesn't, that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008. The founding fathers expected Congress to be the most important branch of government and gave it the most... Full description

Main Author: Kaiser, Robert G., 1943-
Format: Book
Language: English
Edition: First edition.
Contents: Principal organizations and institutions -- "I could hear everyone gulp" -- The man who wasn't gray -- What is to be done? -- An orgy of outrage -- A politician for life -- Back in the game -- "Downtown" takes the lead -- A rich variety of humanity -- Politics first -- An impotent minority -- Peddling influence -- "We've got an opportunity here" -- In the legislative weeds -- Making sausage -- Looking for a path -- The House acts -- Searching for consensus -- More tactical maneuvers -- On the Senate floor at last -- Staff warfare -- The Senate acts -- Conference committee -- Endgame -- Still broken.
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