Congress and Its Members
Dizzying change and momentous constitutional conflicts have consumed the U.S. Congress in recent months. For anyone who wants to keep pace with ... Show synopsis Dizzying change and momentous constitutional conflicts have consumed the U.S. Congress in recent months. For anyone who wants to keep pace with events on Capitol Hill and make sense of the complex business of lawmaking, the new Seventh Edition of Congress and Its Members is an invaluable resource. Thoroughly updated with new material integrated throughout, the Seventh Edition sheds light on such essential questions as: What are the likely effects of the impeachment proceedings and "the politics of scandal"? Can the president and Congress govern effectively in the wake of such turmoil? Will citizens feel an impact from the recent changes in the budget process and the new era of surplus? As diversity emerges among the members of the House and Senate, are there accompanying changes in lawmaking and policy outcomes? Davidson and Oleszek skillfully place these and other recent developments and trends in the broader historical context and analytical framework essential for understanding how Congress works. The book is lively and informative, and it includes an abundant assortment of tables, figures, photos, and colorful vignettes.